Other than more chiseled shoulders, built from countless hours working out, Rosenthal looks the same as he did when I first met him at Johnson City in 2010. Despite being one of the deans of the current bullpen in terms of MLB experience and carrying the weight of the eighth-inning set up man for a club expected to win, Rosenthal remains open and friendly to all – like the Midwest guy he was brought up to be.
I spoke with Rosenthal shortly after he and his pregnant wife, a nurse by training, along with teammate Joe Kelly, had returned from a highly-publicized visit to MLB's Fan Cave.
In the following exclusive interview, Rosenthal discusses his rise to major league stardom and how he is dealing with it.
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