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Countdown to First Pitch: 15 days

Feb. 6, 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 their thoughts on the upcoming season. Today’s blog is by redshirt freshman Matt Simonds.

Hey Jackets fans!

Last year, I read the blogs pretty consistently and honestly, got kind of bored with how similar each blog was. Well, I have come to the rescue with my own remedy to this problem. Instead of telling you about how cold it was at practice, which it was, or about how Taylor Wood got drilled (again), I am simply going to provide one word that describes each member of our team. Or maybe a couple of words – but I can cheat since it is my blog and I can do whatever I want. Hopefully everyone can learn something you didn’t know about each player!

To my teammates: I write this with all due respect. And I mean with all due respect. Which means I can say whatever I want, right?

Chris House – Adrenaline Rush.
Luke Murton – Still Here.
Jason Haniger – RAWWWR!
Sean Devine – Timeless.
Jay Dantzler – Ginger-bread.
Zach Von Tersch – Corn-bred.
Tony Plagman – Manimal.
Patrick Long – SINGLE, Ladies?
Andrew Robinson Brad Rulon.
Elliott Ogawa – 懷俄明
Jeff Ussery – Dainty.
Jason Garofalo – Fun Sized.
Kevin Jacob – My Hips Don’t Lie. TM
Derek Dietrich – Midweek MVP.
Chase Burnette – Engaged.
Matt Simonds – Awesomtastic.
Thomas Nichols – Pitcher?
Jeff Rowland – Soul food.
Deck McGuire talkstoomuch.
Cole Leonida – Chief Squatting Cole.
Zach Brewster – Spastic.
Brandon Cumpton – Silence is Golden.
Taylor Wood – Nine Lives.
Matt Skole – Heavyweight.
Jordan Carter – zzzzzzz…
Jacob Esch – Cleat Chaser.
Brandon Miller – (See Brewster)
Jed Bradley – Fist Pump.
Jarrett Didrick – Party Foul.
Mark Pope – Constantly Confused.
Jake Davies – Deepfried.
Evan Martin – Rat Tail.
Connor Winn – Leprechaun.
Miles Costello – Jimmy Legs.
Harrison Bell – Fratastic.

*No descriptive phrases can be reused without the expressed written consent of Mr. Awesomtacular.

Past Blogs/Q&A’s:
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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