Rob Butcher is one of the real good guys who works in professional baseball. He was honored today with the Robert O. Fishel Award for excellence in public relations.
Butcher has been at it for 18 years, the last 10 with the Cincinnati Reds. His career began in 1988 with the Yankees’ Class AAA Columbus affiliate, and five years later he was in New York.
He’s one of the guys who helped in my transition into covering the National League. I called him last winter and he gave me the lay of the land on my new league and was exceedingly helpful all year.