I originally planned on writing a review of my time spent at the ABCA (American baseball Coaches Association) national convention in Anaheim. However, every time I began to think about the idea I grew more and more tired with it. Finally, I realized that if I were already tired of the subject, then how could I possibly expect anyone to read it without feeling the same way? Lucky for you the reader, I ran into the one and only Trevor Bauer.
Trevor Bauer is a true class act. I say this with the following context…Bryce Harper made an appearance at the Marucci vendor’s booth and was obviously swarmed by anyone who caught a glance of his Bieber-esque beanie covered mane. Over and over again Harper refused to sign autographs. I know, I know, he is a busy guy. He had a schedule and had to stay on top of it. If he stopped for one, he would have to sign them all. I get it. Bryce Harper is a big deal. But so is Trevor Bauer. Dude was the 3rd overall pick in his draft. He has hit 100 mph on the gun. A lot of people hit deep fly balls. The triple digit club is much more VIP. Needless to say, Bauer had a crowd that rivaled Harper’s waiting for him after his Q and A session. Trevor didn’t even look like he cared if he didn’t move for the next 24 hours. He stood and took pictures, signed autographs, and carried on short conversations with each and every single person who waited for the briefest of moment with a star. That group of people included me. I patiently waited as every other person got their turn. I wanted to make sure I was last, just in hopes that he might be willing to just talk for five minutes. Lucky me. And lucky for you too, I suppose.
After 30 minutes of waiting I got my chance to chat with Trevor Bauer, and he did not disappoint. Trevor (that’s right, first name basis) is one educated guy. He speaks with a purpose, but without trying to go over your head. He seemed so comfortable with the entire situation that it was a tad bit scary. I was also awed by the fact that he and I are the same size, with him maybe having 10 lbs on me. Anyways, enough babbling. What follows is my interview with Trevor Bauer. (And mind you that this is the first time I have ever done an interview. I apologize for the background noise, but this interview was done in the midst of 1000 other people milling around the convention center.)