Josh Rawitch: The Game Changer

We began 17 sentences that each person finished in their own words. Here’s what one of the Diamondbacks’ behind-the-scene masterminds, Josh Rawitch, had to say about family, baseball and everything in between.

Age: 36
Title: Sr. Vice President, Communications, Arizona Diamondbacks
Married/Single: Married to Erin
Kids: Emily (5), Braden (2)
Live: Scottsdale

I was born…

in the same Los Angeles hospital as my kids, raised in the San Fernando Valley, went to college at Indiana University and moved to Arizona last October.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is obviously the Diamondbacks and Chase Field, an amazing place for the family! Working for the D-backs is truly something special and the culture in the front office is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

I’m listening to…

my iPhone on random, which includes everything from Dave Matthews Band to Billy Joel, Bob Marley to good hip hop or rap and plenty of Latin music.

My family…

is by far the most important part of my life and makes me smile countless times each day. I was blessed with amazing parents, siblings and an awesome wife and kids.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my two grandfathers, one who passed away long before I was born and another who died when I was too young to really know him.

One thing I cannot live without…

besides my family is probably my iPhone. It literally runs my personal and professional life, brings me my news, gets me my music and takes all my photos and video…and I’ve only had it for a year.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a Major League Baseball player but could never hit a curveball (or a fastball, for that matter) so I opted for a career in the front office.

I’m inspired by…

world travel and hope to visit at least 75 countries before I die, which means I’ve still got almost 40 to go.

The one person who motivates me is…

my wife, who is the kindest person I’ve ever met and makes me want to be a better, more selfless person.

If could change anything in the world, it would be…

the lack of tolerance exhibited by so many people. It drives everything that’s bad in the world.

The perfect day would be…

hanging out with my family and friends on a beach, probably in Spain, Brazil or Thailand and finishing up at a baseball game – ideally a D-backs victory in Game 7 of the World Series.

My first job was…

working the cash register at the Greek Gourmet Grill in the Northridge Mall, which would later be badly damaged by the ’94 earthquake.

My favorite escape…

is listening to music on a beach somewhere exotic.

My life…

has been 100 times better than I could have ever imagined, and I imagined it would be pretty good…I wouldn’t change a thing.

I’m currently working on…

being a better father/husband and making a truly meaningful contribution to the D-backs, the game of baseball and the world.

Always…

try to learn something from everyone you meet and remember those less fortunate than you, then try to do something to help.

Never…

compromise your integrity or stop trying to get better at life, personally and professionally.



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