Flashback Friday – Michael Broskowski 2012, 2013 Rochester Honker

Michael Broskowski – Western Illinois University
2012, 2013 Rochester Honkers Radio Broadcaster
Photo of Michael Broadcasting for the Burlington Bees

What’s your favorite memory while working for the Rochester Honkers?
MB: My favorite memory while working in Rochester would be playing in the prison softball game and getting crushed by the prison team twice. It was also awesome to find out they listened to the games in the jail cells at night.

What's your favorite non working memory from your time with the Rochester Honkers?
MB: My favorite non working memory would be just hanging out with Kim, Dan and the rest of the office after games, it is what I miss the most about my time in Rochester. Had a lot of fun and also learned a lot.

Who was your favorite player when you worked for the Rochester Honkers and why?
MB: My favorite player during my time in Rochester would have to be Reid Roper. He is the definition of class, a great guy and was fun to watch him play in the field as well as come in to close out games, throwing 90+. In the two years I spent in Rochester we had so many great guys it was fun being around them.

What has happened to you since you left Rochester and what are you doing now?
MB: Since I left Rochester I am working as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Burlington Bees in Iowa, the Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels in the Midwest League. I broadcast all 140 games and serve as the media contact and I am in charge of player appearances around town to get them out in the community. I also work sales in the off season and help where needed. My side job in the off season is serving as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Southeastern Community College men’s basketball team in Burlington.

What was your biggest realization while working for the Rochester Honkers?
My biggest realization was what running a baseball team all entails and what makes a baseball organization run. Right away in my first season I recognized how hard Kim and Dan work and what they put into the operation and I gained so much respect appreciation right from the start. I also learned some valuable lessons along the way such as be careful what kind of pranks you play when across the border in Canada.

Do you stay in contact with former teammates? If so, who?
I stay in contact with most of the former interns and staff members as well as the players. Social media helps a lot in the regard. Some of the former players have moved on to the pros and have gone through the league I am currently working in. Caught up with Jordan Milbrath, Max Murphy and Mitch Brown this season, was nice seeing some familiar faces again.