Erik is a lifelong sports fan. He’s spent his entire career working in the sports industry as a media relations and communications professional. He lived his dream by working for the Toronto Blue Jays for over 15 years in their media relations department. He rubbed shoulders with All-Stars, talked shop with managers, broadcasters, scouts and GMs and watched baseball for a living! He then changed gears and became the media and PR Director for the Toronto Wolfpack Rugby Club – known as the world’s first and only transatlantic professional sports team. Not just a fan of sport, he has insight and personal experience into the life, business and unknown aspects that surround the game and is not afraid to talk about social issues that we all face each and every day. Plus – Erik is a huge music lover (all things Beatles) and is a Twin Peaks fanatic – but that’s for another podcast.
In this latest episode of Under Review I talk about the greatness of Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Lebron James. I then talk about Draymond Green’s comments about the double-standard that transpires in sports between players and management and the Fernando Tatis massive contract with the San Diego Padres. Finally, the main topic that I put Under Review this week is about the great accomplishments by Marcus Stroman and what it was like to work with an athlete that can sometimes be misunderstood. His remarkable journey as a Blue Jay, recovering from a major injury and being one of the most exciting players that I have come across during my time 18 years working in pro sports.
Correction: I said it would have taken 18 months for Stroman to recover and begin throwing back on the mound after ACL tear. That number should have been stated as closer to 9-12 months instead.