Countdown to First Pitch: 9 Days (Tony Plagman Q&A)

Feb. 11, 2010

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2010 season Friday, Feb. 19 when it opens a three-game series with Missouri State. With preseason practice underway, fans can check out to find blogs, video interviews and Q&A’s by members of the 2010 squad about their lives as college students, what’s going on in practice, and their excitement about the upcoming season in the countdown to first pitch series.

Today’s Q&A is with senior first baseman Tony Plagman.

Born (when and where): Kansas City, Kans. August 14, 1987
Status: Atlanta… Jump on it
High School Alma Mater: Wesleyan
What’s on TV: Modern Family, The Office, LOST
What’s in my iPod: Lady Gaga, Keisha Cole
What I drive: Chevy Avalanche
What I’m reading: “Hitting for Dummies” (Derek Dietrich recommended it)
Worst habit: Hitting the ball too far

On my bedroom walls: Brad Pitt. Matt Wieters
Would love to trade places with for a day: Dwight Schrute
First job: Cold Stone Ice Cream
Talent I’d like to have: I wish coach Kinkelaar would let me pitch
Favorite meal: Golden Corral. Only the best for GT Baseball!
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Serena Williams
The celebrity some people say I look like is: Ryan Howard… only when I’m hitting

One coaching peer I truly respect: Nick Scherer (Director of Operations)
My teammate who will make the best pro: My BASH Brother! Matt Skole
Favorite city to visit: Sparta
Favorite team as a kid: USA Bobsled Team
Favorite values in others: Hard work & honesty
And least: My arms are too big

My bat of choice: It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian.
My glove of choice: I don’t need a glove, I just use my bare hands
My heroes: A-Rod, Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa
My motto: “Don’t chase the paper, chase the dream” – Sean “Puffy” Combs


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