Bethesda Big Train Name Harrison Meyers as General Manager

by Adam Glover

The Bethesda Big Train have promoted Harrison Meyers to General Manager, making him the 13th general manager in team history.

As general manager, Meyers will be responsible for working the day-to-day operations of the Big Train. He will work closely with President Bruce Adams, Assistant General Manager Patrick Chapman, and Director of Baseball Operations Sal Colangelo.

The role of general manager will also include working closely with players and interns, to ensure their development and time in Bethesda goes smoothly. Meyers will manage a large number of interns, helping them gain sports industry experience at Shirley Povich Field. 

In addition to that, Meyers will be responsible for game night operations and budget analysis. Making sure game nights run smoothly is critical to the success of the Big Train, as it helps provide a wonderful experience for players and fans.

The role will also include overseeing and growing the team's community outreach, including the annual Roberto Clemente Service Day and the Community Hero’s program.

“It's a great honor to be able to serve as the General Manager of the Big Train.  My first job in baseball was as a volunteer here at Shirley Povich Field and it feels surreal to be given this opportunity.” Said Meyers.

Meyers joined the Big Train in March of 2023, where he became the Director of Broadcasting. His addition was vital to the success of the Big Train, as he helped create and implement the Big Train Baseball Network.

Broadcasters Adam Glover, Eli Kleinmann, and Cailey Thalman worked closely with Meyers to create a network that was consistent and of a higher quality where fans were able to tune in each night and enjoy the game from the comfort of their homes.

The 2023 season featured over 40 broadcasts, pre and post-game shows, and on-air interviews. A live video stream was available for every home game with road games being presented radio style, allowing the Network staff to gain experience working in both television and radio formats. The broadcasts always featured audio with a scorebug graphic, while TV broadcasts had six to eight camera angles including a booth camera.

The most impressive accomplishment of the 2023 season occurred when Meyers and Glover transported the broadcast equipment to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, for the league's first game against the NECBL. The equipment went from charter bus, to ferry, to school bus, and back, as the network completed its first broadcast outside the DMV.

The network had an incredibly successful first season, bringing in over 25,000 views including a record breaking 2,000 view broadcast on July 25th. Meyers has plenty of future goals and plans for the network that he will hope to implement during the 2024 season to further grow the network and the Big Train brand as one of the most successful summer collegiate teams in the country. 

Meyers previously served as the Director of Broadcasting for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League. He is also the President of the Rockville Baseball Association and the co-founder of the Rockville Baseball Hall of Fame. 

“The program here in Bethesda is special, and as we celebrate our 25th season in 2024 we are poised to grow and have a really incredible season.”

Archives of the 2023 broadcasts can be found online on the network's youtube page here

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