Countdown To Opening Day (15 Days): Matthew Grimes

Feb. 2, 2012

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2012 season Friday, Feb. 17 when it opens play in the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Classic at Winthrop. Stay tuned to RamblinWreck.com and meet all 33 Yellow Jackets with the “Countdown to Opening Day” series.

Matthew Grimes
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RHP | R-R | 6-6 | 212 | Sophomore | Hoschton, Ga. (Mill Creek)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
Matthew Grimes: Christian, dependable, honest

RW: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
MG: I have studied six years of Spanish

RW: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
MG: Great coaching staff and a good education

RW: If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
MG: Zaxby’s

RW: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
MG: To give everything but your best is sacrificing your gift

RW: What would be your ultimate sports center highlight…
MG: Throwing the final pitch in Game Seven of the World Series

RW: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
MG: Went fishing up in Cape Cod

RW: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
MG: John Smoltz

RW: What is your dream job?
MG: Play professional baseball

RW: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited…
MG: Bermuda

RW: What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
MG: Watching Randy Johnson throw a perfect game

RW: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
MG: Charles Barkley

RW: What is your favorite Georgia Tech tradition?
MG: Our fight song

RW: Do you have any game or practice superstitions?
MG: Don’t step on the foul lines or the lip of the grass

RW: Interests outside of baseball…
MG: Fishing

RW: Biggest accomplishments.,.
MG: Gwinnett County Pitcher of the Year in 2010

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