February 18, 2013 by Rick Rottman
Former Hagerstown mayor promoted to General Manager of the Suns
Former Hagerstown Mayor Bob Bruchey has been promoted by the Hagerstown Suns, a class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, from Director of Sales, Marketing and Community Affairs to General Manager. Bruchey was hired by the Suns at the end of January by then General Manager Bill Farley.
I wonder if Frarley knew he was hiring his replacement when he hired Bruchey.
Frarley is leaving the Suns to pursue new opportunities, whatever that means.
Bruchey, who came to the Suns without a background in professional sports, must have been outstanding at his duties as marketing director if he could replace the man who hired him less than a month into his career with the Hagerstown Suns.
I’m not sure what a general manager does at the minor league level. It’s not like he will be orchestrating trades or signing players. The Hagerstown Suns, like all other minor league teams in the South Atlantic League, get their players from the main club, in this case, the Washington Nationals.
I wish our former mayor good luck in his new position. I imagine even a bad day at work at a minor league baseball team has got to be better than a good day at work at the tech support desk for a credit card processor.