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MLB Players Alternate Jobs

Before I get started with what will be my final Q and A post until after the playoffs have concluded, let me first start out by saying that yesterday’s AL and NL Wild Card games went completely opposite from what I had expected.

With the Braves having won the past 23 times Kris Medlen started the game on the mound, I though it was a sure bet that the Braves would get the win. But as you know, that’s not what happened. The Braves ended up falling to the Cardinals (6-3), thus making it their final game of 2012; and Chipper Jones’ last game of his career.

Furthermore, I fully expected the Rangers to beat the Orioles, and just like the Braves-Cards game, I was completely stunned by the end result. The Orioles pulled out the win, beating the Rangers 5-1, ending the Ranger’s chances of a third straight World Series appearance. Incredible; but that’s baseball for ya. Just because you’re the better team on paper, doesn’t mean you’ll always come out on top.

Now that I’ve given you my two cents on yesterday’s Wild Card games, I’ll now get on with the regularly scheduled blog post:

Have you ever wondered what MLB players would be doing had things not of worked out for them to play baseball? Well I did, which I why I spent last week on twitter asking players just that: “If you weren’t playing baseball what would you be doing?”

Of those who replied, some actually put some thought into it while others replied with a somewhat humorous answer. I’ll let you distinguish between the two:

Chris Gimenez–Tampa Bay Rays

Def a coach. Think it would be fun.

David Huff–Cleveland Indians

Probably either playing golf on the tour or teaching high school history.

David Aardsma–New York Yankees

Prob a model.

Denard Span–Minnesota Twins

I’d be doing something associated with sports.

Daniel McCutchen–Pittsburgh Pirates

Prob be a movie star or maye a rapper. Then again, I could always give politics a shot.

David Hernandez–Arizona Diamondbacks

I’d probably be in my 8th year of college trying to figure out what I wanna do.

Luis Exposito–Baltimore Orioles

I would find an occupation where I can help less fortunate kids and help make the world a better place!

Steve Cishek–Miami Marlins

P.E. teacher and coach.

Ricky Nolasco–Miami Marlins

Police Officer for sure.

Brandon Snyder–Texas Rangers

I always say military but who knows. My wife would say I would be a trainer or something.

Josh Lueke–Tampa Bay Rays

Professional outdoorsman like my buddy @IHuntStrong [and] @BackwoodsLife #outdoors4life

Brian Dozier–Minnesota Twins

Lead guitarist for a rock band.

Paul Maholm–Atlanta Braves

Something in golf.

Daniel Hudson–Arizona Diamondbacks

No idea. Probably coaching somewhere.

Thomas Neal–Cleveland Indians

Coaching somewhere.

Mike Olt–Texas Rangers

I would be a lion.

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My next blog post will come tomorrow evening, and will detail my blogging plans for the next few weeks. So check back for that…

Q and A With David Aardsma

Today’s Q and A is on David Aardsma. Relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

David Aardsma hasn’t pitched at all this year due to an injury. Considering the fact that he has no stats for this season, I’ll just skip to the good stuff.

Below’s Q and A is meant to better inform you of what David Aardsma like:

1.) Favorite type of music.

“Country.”

2.) Favorite song.

“Great Day To Be Alive, or Enter Sandman. (By Travis Tritt/Metallica.)”

3.) Favorite food.

“A good prime rib or porterhouse.”

4.) Favorite T.V. show.

“Right now Modern Family, or Entourage.”

5.) Favorite movie.

“Star Wars.”

6.) Favorite book.

“I have a ton. Right now it’s The Hunger Games.”

7.) Favorite thing to do in free time.

“Play video games. Hang with my son and wife.”

8.) Favorite time of year.

“Game time.”

9.) Favorite sport, besides baseball.

“Hockey.”

10.) Favorite player growing up.

“Ryne Sandberg.”

11.) Favorite shoe brand.

“New Balance. (Gotta throw them some love.)”

12.) Favorite car.

“’59 Corvette.”

13.) Favorite subject, when in school.

“Georgraphy. (I’m a big map geek.)”

14.) Favorite quote.

“(1) If you never try, you’ll never know. (2) Just act like you own the place.”

15.) Favorite moment of baseball career thus far.

“Winning the college World Series.”

I hope this helped you to learn more about David Aardsma of the Seattle Mariners.

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Big thanks to David Aardsma for answering my questions.

You can follow David Aardsma on twitter: @TheDA53

The next Q and A entry will be posted Wednesday, September 21, on John Baker, of the Florida Marlins.

PAST Q AND A ENTRIES: Brent Lillibridge, Daniel Hudson, Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner, Jeremy Guthrie, Bryan Harper, Casper Wells, Bud Norris, David Huff, Brandon McCarthy, Shawn Kelley, and Casey Kelly.

Q and A With Casey Kelly

Today’s Q and A is on Casey Kelly. Top prospect for the San Diego Padres.

A top prospect for the San Diego Padres, Casey Kelly is doing his part to make it to the big leagues in a hurry. So far this season he’s recorded 105 strike outs through 142.1 innings pitched, for the San Antonio Missions.

Below’s Q and A is meant to help you better learn of what Casey Kelly likes:

1.) Favorite type of music.

“Rap.”

2.) Favorite song.

“Headlines. (By Drake.)”

3.) Favorite food.

“Chili dogs.”

4.) Favorite T.V. show.

“Entourage.”

5.) Favorite movie.

“Never Back Down.”

6.) Favorite book.

“Haven’t read a book in a while.”

7.) Favorite thing to do in free time.

“Hangout with family and friends.”

8.) Favorite time of year.

“Christmas time.”

9.) Favorite sport, besides baseball.

“Football.”

10.) Favorite player growing up.

“Charles Woodson.”

11.) Favorite shoe brand.

“Nike.”

12.) Favorite car.

“Range Rover.”

13.) Favorite subject, when in school.

“Math.”

14.) Favorite quote.

“Play to live. Live to play.”

15.) Favorite moment of baseball career thus far.

“The day I got drafted.”

I hope this helped you to learn more about Casey Kelly of the Padres Organization.

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Big thanks to Casey Kelly for answering my questions.

You can follow Casey Kelly on twitter: @CaseyKelly23 

The next Q and A entry will be posted Saturday, September 17, on David Aardsma, of the Seattle Mariners.

PAST Q AND A ENTRIES: Brent Lillibridge, Daniel Hudson, Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner, Jeremy Guthrie, Bryan Harper, Casper Wells, Bud Norris, David Huff, Brandon McCarthy, and Shawn Kelley.

Q and A Entries Update

As stated before, I’m doing a Q and A on a MLB player, or baseball analyst, ever Wednesday and Saturday, until the end of the baseball season. Below is an updated list of the players that have answered my questions, and the ones that haven’t answered, but said that they would:

ALREADY POSTED:

Brent Lillibridge

Daniel Hudson

Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner

Jeremy Guthrie

GUARANTEED FUTURE ENTRIES:

Brandon McCarthy

Shawn Kelley

Frank Catalanotto

Josh Lueke

David Aardsma

Bud Norris

John Baker

Bryan Harper

Chris Sampson

Casper Wells

Casey Kelly

HAVEN’T ANSWERED YET, BUT SAID THEY WOULD:

Shelley Duncan

Chris Rose

R.A. Dickey

Torii Hunter

Sam LeCure

Chuck Knoblauch

So be sure to check back every Wednesday and Saturday (at least) to read a new Q and A entry. (Order is not yet determined.)

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