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Countdown to First Pitch: 11 days

Feb. 9, 2009

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20 when it opens a three-game series with Lipscomb. Every day, leading up to the first pitch, a different member of the 2009 squad will check in with Yellow Jacket fans. Today junior first baseman Tony Plagman is letting Tech fans get to know him a little better.

Tony Plagman
Junior First Baseman

Birthday: August 14, 1987
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Wesleyan
What’s on TV: The Office, Saved by the Bell
I’m embarrassed to admit I watch: John and Kate Plus 8
What’s in my iPod: T.I.; Jimmy Buffett; Earth, Wind & Fire
What I drive: Chevy Avalanche (aka “Avey”)
Favorite flicks: 300, Gladiator, The Dark Knight
What I’m reading: I Am America by Steven Colbert
Magazine Subscriptions: I prefer newspapers – USA Today
Bookmarks (websites):, beesball
Favorite class at Tech: Spanish
Worst habit: Lifting too much weight and hitting the ball too far
Pet peeve: Being late, or other people being late
Superstition: Kiss the clock … at 11:11 or my birthday, 8:14
On my wall: Pictures of friends and family
Love to trade places for a day with: Nick Scherer
Talent I’d most like to have: Riding a unicycle or being a better dancer
First job: Busters … it built up my forearms
Favorite meal: Cheeseburger and Fries from Ted’s; Chow Baby
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Matt Ryan
Best concert/sporting event I’ve attended: The second game of the 2004 World Series. I flew up to Boston for the day in my friend’s dad’s company jet.
Favorite city to visit: Rome
Favorite team growing up: Chicago Cubs
Favorite value in others: Awesomeness
Favorite physical attribute about myself: Right calf
And least: Fat fingers
Greatest love: Food
My hero: Matt Wieters
My bucket list: Own a house on the coast of Portugal, Italy and/or Spain
My motto: Don’t chase the paper, chase the game – Puff Daddy

Past Blogs/Q&A’s:
Countdown to First Pitch: 12 days – blog by Connor Winn
Countdown to First Pitch: 13 days – blog by Mark Pope
Countdown to First Pitch: 14 days – Q&A by Jeff Rowland
Countdown to First Pitch: 15 days – blog by Matt Simonds
Countdown to First Pitch: 16 days – blog by Jay Dantzler
Countdown to First Pitch: 17 days – blog by Chris House
Countdown to First Pitch: 18 days – Q&A by Jason Haniger
Countdown to First Pitch: 19 days – blog by Derek Dietrich


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