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Chase d'Arnaud | Average To Savage EP92

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This is the ninety-second episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring entrepreneur and former MLB player Chase d'Arnaud. Paul Guarino talked with Chase d'Arnaud discussing his journey in the minor leagues to the major leagues, his series "The Journeyman", and his future plans in the media space. Follow Chase d'Arnaud https://www.instagram.com/ChasedArnaud/ Podcast interview with Chase d'Arnaud originally recorded March 19, 2020

This is the average Thi Aveage podcast,with Bal Garino everyone and anyone athletes soets andmuch more. So everybody welcome back to anotherepisode. The average savage podcast, our special guest todays chase tour, nochase how's it going it still. Well man thanks for having me, I like your stuff.When we first asked me went ahead and did my deep diligence to see what othervideos hat podcast you've done. I really like to feel a bit the substance.What you guys talked about, I think, is beneficial, so ha. Do e Yeah reallyappreciate that I love when people actually go and look instead of justsaying yes or no yeah, you got TA. Look you got Ta, lookbecause Ye you ont want to be yeah. You got to be careful Selfwiyeah for sure you don't want tobe on any crazy, podcast yeah exactly so going back in time alittle bit. How did you get involved playing baseball? How did it all startfor me? Yes, asyon! No! Well, my mom and my dad, of course, Mi e, my dad. Somy dad had two boys and as soon as he had two sons me and Travis and travelstill plays baseball as well. So he wanted to coach US t e Littel League.It was his dream to coach us, and so that's why he got us in Ta Baseball tobeginning with, and he had US hitting off the tea like three years old ervideos of us playing baseball an that moment and ow. I just had a bat in myhands and continue playing year after year after year, things kind tof changewhen you start playing professionally wont, just everything that you do andonce you start taking money playing this game that you were playing for thefun competition of it. It changes a little bit on a professional level. Yeah for sure and like growing up, didyou play any other sports? I did recreationally, but nothing, no,O! No other leaks. Like I play football with my friends the park, I wend playedbasketball during recess growing up bik, I you know I played everything, but theonly organized sports I played was baseball. Gotcha bed going into your high schoolcareer. I know O got drafted out of high school, but you chose to attendcollege. So what was that decision? Like I'm glad? I well. First of all, I'mglad that I went to college because now now that I'm done this, I my first yearnot playing. I'm really glad that I have those threeyears under my belt. I ti Hav year left like four years ahead of me, it'ssollike daunting at thirty three years old yeah an I hit four four years left atschool, but it also prepared me for what light ahead N proball you'rereally responsible for yourself during the off seasons. Like sure teams giveyou a packet of things, they want you to do, but it's on you to get it alldone and at peppernine they work. The crap out of us like they had us up atfive, am working out. It was very discipline program, ony, STV, byrigazWHO's. Now the head Coacho Baylor, was our headcoach at Peppernon, ut heded, agreat job of preparing me for life and probal, because he was a pro baseballplayer himself but another my mind, also developed in college o year aroundsome some people that are there to get in education and sure Y Youh've fun incollege as well, and it's nice to experience that af the appropriate age. But it I'm ATURTA lot, there's so manybenefits to go into college that you can't get if you dive straight in aproball and they're, also some benefits of signing out of high school too. Ifit's right for you, you know schools, no for everybody and and if it isn't so,I I don't think you should force yourselfs to go, but I really wanted togo to eperlon and I'm glad I did yeah, then going back thigh school and likeyour recruiting process. What was your recruiting process like in High School July? First, I believewas the day that schools could legally call you...

I'll. Never forget that day, because Igot way more calls and I thought I was going to get a couple weeks leading up to that point.I played in the Aru code game, try out, made the team and then a couple dayslater tull. I first came around and that's when I got all those calls and ILouisiana I schools in California and outside of California top baseballprograms leaving me messages a new as it was Ni opening day for me that I'llbe realized. The opportunities that were in front ofme Ik. You really don't know how how goodyou are right and that age like Y, you know you make the All star teams andyou keep climbing the race an baseball, but when it starts paying for youreducation and your lifestyle, h t that's when it becomes a littlemore real. Has it you get closer to you, creating a career out of it butthe process myself from not point onA. I went on a trip to Pepperdin to visit the coach and a program, theplayers and got to know them and t a that. Helped me out a lot to get a feelfor the program. What they're all about how hungry the players are, what theculture is like. I guess one of the most important things on any team as the culture. In hindsight. That's what really helpedme make the decision to go to peppernign like I went to went to USCUCLA. I don't think I went to CAL polly slow,but I sluck to schools in the area, and I I want o several trips and I like toculture the best at Eperdine. So because I like that culture so much andI trusted the coach, which is huge too, I decided to gothere when I say trust in the coach, a Yo all the time. Coaches are going totell you that you're going to play it win, make you feel I you're the guys sothat you're going to sign and go to that school, but in reality, thingshappen and people change their minds an nowadays. Theyre draing process haschanged quite a bit from what I understand. I know that there areeighth graters committing to go to colleges, and then you have someplayers that are committed at that age. That don't take the commitment thatseriously and then you have colleges that don't take it that seriouslyeither because I've heard of some stories about scholarships gettingtaken away before it is even eligible, but they'vebeen committed for four years and because things didnt pan out to collegedoesn't legally have to invite them to play baseball there. It just it's kindof weird. I guess I just don't understand it fully, but I'd like toknow more about it. It's definitely a gray area, O guess you'd, say Yeah. Ithink it's kind of weird. I think there should probably be something or Yo Gi'dsay not until at least high school. You can offer them a scholarship wwhat. was that, like I mean I know youis so it's obviously different now, so I know how you were saying, but youdidn't think you'ere going no get that many calls, but I feel like if it wasnow wet like the social media. Stuff, like you probably would have knew likealmost more because your highlights would have been like on Youtube and everywhere an blastedthe rer, you know yeah, I guess I would have yeah. Iwould have beel sooner and I would have gone through the process and had to diginto colleges even seer. Tepenin was a school I didn't hear about it till later in high school, but now, as aneighth grader you're already being approached well, I guess what would youknow what the rules are? Are they allowed R our coaches allowed to callplayers or text then like? How do they reach out to them? How do they commed? How do you talk toan eight Greater Ihave? No idea? Well, you definitely have talk to theirparents because they're under eighteen, I believe so sixteen yeah, I'm notreally sure. That's I mean that's the other thing, like I'm curious aboutlearning like how do these agents reach outs. Of these I mean most of the case.I've been seeing like a lot of basketball like younger basketballplayers, geting a lot of recognition. Lately, it's like how are they reachingout to hat like they're? Obviously I feel, like everyone has to do somethinga little illegal to get the player yeah. I think a lot of that happens. II've talked to a lot of coaches and it...

...seems, like the rules, are bent all thetime, I'm not a college coach. So I'm going to say what I want and I feel like it's wrong. I don't thinkkids should be subjected to that. That early, I feel like committing having aplayer commit to you verbally and eighth grade is irresponsisible yeah,definitely y. It does things to them. That makes them be think it changesthings in their lives when people around them know they're committed togo here and then I what? If things change ascircumstances change like things happen, allthe time whence the player gets hurt? What if you realize, what if he fallsin love with chemistry and the school they committed to, is nothing to dowith chemistry like I don't think, there's any reason to commit that earlythat ven, if you have aoption in your ighthgrade, O freshman in high school, I don't, if you're, that good tams arestill being lon o when you're a sophomore in high school to yeah manfor sure yeah I mean that's. Why I'm saying with the Social Media Age, it'slike it, gotit's crazy. I know it's crazy R. I just don't know because I'mnot that age or play that sport, you know like it must be CR. I don't h like Tey,I'm assuming coaches or like boosters, or something have to like, be likeliterally DMNING, these kids. To something like that. I kind of want todig into it. Ols I mean mean, I guess, we're coin: to ask a player, maybe thatjust graduated or just finished college. Maybe I don't know if they go dir, Yeto yeahts, true and then what was that like gaindrafted? While you were in high school ing, trafted out of high school, I did get drafd out of high school. Iguess I forget about that. Sometimes he dodgers DRAFP ME and t e daughter,drassed me in the forty third roumd. I was one of those guys that I had thatscholarship to Peternine in place, and I really wanted to go so I told teamsthat I wanted a billion dollars or I wasn't going to sign the rays calledseveral times leading up to the draft asking me if I sign in the third roundfor about five hundred thousand dollars-and I stuck to my guns- I didn't I stuk to it it's ackertizing, but I knew howmporte Chool as to me and my family, my mom's, a teacher, and she wanted us tohave a good education. So I took that very seriously and ended up passing onand telling them that I wasn't going to sign tor anything less than what Ioriginally said. Then the dodgers ended up drafting me, even though they knewthe same thing. They came over to my house and just wanted to establish arelationship. We came over, there was no offer ethin. They came over and toldme that they really respected how good of a ball player I was, and maybe theywante to take a last min stab. I don't know, but it was interesting havingthim come through, knowing that, knowing that I wasn't going NA signefor anything less than what I h said, it make sense its kind of strangeipesing situation to be in it's pretty karapped in Thetrd ound. That's not what I was expecting, but itwas great. I ended up geting of leaving and then I'm going to Ubernine and thenthree years later I got drafted by tirates on the fourth round, which wasone round later than I would have signed in. If I had taken the rase upon their offer in the third ground BCA I unhappy about things. What yeah I mean, I think that's the otherthing too. I think theyre. I think they changed it- that they're lowen thelowering the rounds so that they're not having fifty rounds anymore. Soy Read Thin, pretty sure, read itsomewhere. I guess that makes sense, considering that they're trying to doaway with minor league teams or not doned as LAE clayers, for dropped, yeah and then going back it pepperdon. Whatwas your experience? Like there Lik experience? Epperhind was onderful Atired. I was a. It was a great program, strong baseball, Hi Ocean vew.

It was, it was great bu I got to. I gotto Experience College Baseball College, Baseball and pro baseball are quitedifferent. Yeah for sure I mean Heuse, the MetalBain College right, yeah, there's the Tam yeah that's been were better than theyare yeah I fee with a metal bad. No, A and quite frankly, I feel, like mywoold, that I feel like your ball goes better off my wood that Tan the metalbats nowadays might as well just have them swint wood, yeah, that's yeah! Idon't get why they haven't changed that either yeah change it do away with it et. Letthem let pictures get that grasitation or breaking a wood. Bak. There'snothing wrong with that, and I don't understand from a monetary standpoint.I have't thought about that hous going to affect industry, you got rid of bebads, I guess it's Yo would want to limit the use of woud because wouldtext wood and we're just traying tregs to make thouts. Do you think I'm far using the woodbatswould help scouts like evaluate players. Better, Oh yeah, be much more accurate.Much more accurate mean that's. Why a lot of talent flocks to the Cape Codleakdurin the summer right and it's great for a scous to go there and seehouses player perform with a wood bat, and some of these guys that don't dothat well in college, go to the Cape Cod League and rake, and then they endup signing in the first or second round because of their great performance andCape Cot. It Cape caught is somewhere where you could put yourself on them:Map Yeah, it's crazy yeah! I also saw you play in the Alaska Baseball League.What was what was living in playing in Alaska like it was Itwas, never dark. It was daylight, twenty four seven wehad to have blackout sheets. I was in a room with three other guys. There arefour us in one room and that you you get really close to guys then, but weeven had a game during the summer. On Fourth F July, we had a game thatstarted at nine o'clock because they wanted it to get as dark as possiblefor fireworks right and after the game, the fire s go off. We still couldn'tsee in the air because it was too bright. There's wild loose everywhere. Thecompetitionis really good. I think the competition is the best, at least whenI played in college, which is th'm two thousand Andsi, seven, eight, the thecompetition was the best in the Cape. An and behind the Cape was the ALASTCAeep. So I went there after my frestman year, then after my software ear wentand played t the Cape and the competition was more intense there.That's for sure yeah I was Goinno, say welwhat was thatlike in what are? Who are some players that you played against there? Can Youremembermanokay? I played against, and wit like Dennis Raden Buster posy brainand crofs forAbsoluley Brann Crawford Played Timeo say that your setut busters on Tha team,but Gordon Beckam and busten on the same team guy named OCENCO and Anson.There ae a lot of players that that don't play anymore. When I A Ethere about I'm trying to think of guys right now, th t for that league. But ifyou were to actually look up that year, going into two thousand and eightseason, there're some dudes that were in that league and it's like that,every single year, IID, tough timing, as the pitching Ithought the pitching was. The pitching was better than what you see on a dailybasis in college baseball and the lighting is none as good and no neitherare the umtires so t's. It makes it it's interesting. I think it's a picter.I think that lead favors, the pitcter yeah, that's that'sitmyy opinion an when do you have pictures or thatkind of stuff. I can imagine o who the picteres are now yeah years later,eathat's, actually funny that you said Gordon Beckom, because actually I saw apicture hen it spring training like last week when, whenever play was inSeffon, I didn't even know he was still playing Yep. We still doing it. He Igot to play together with the brains, so I love Bordi so going into theminers. I know you had a crazy journey,...

...which you also had the journeymanseries Lhat. Would you start two Thousan nd, eighteen or nineteetnineteen journey ma season during MES, terhe started Yeaha e? Why di you startthat I really got into deography editing intwo thousand and sixteen while I was in the band as about playing with thebraves a I wanted to create something, because I knew that when I was done PLAthat I wanted to get into this, I wanted to get into this field. I wantedto get into being wanted to be a storyteller. I needed some body of workto get things started to show what I was capable of. So I took the two thousand and nineteenseason started. Documenting and releasing episodes to show what it waslike to be a baseball player that was non, a superstar Ani'm, a guy justplayed for eight different organizations. I've been up and downinto minor leagues every single year and what I experience is more common than I think than being aguy that signs for a ten million bucks or has a hundred million dollarcontract. I guess the stuff I year about only day today basis, but whaslife like for the guys that clawn their waited to big lages every single year.I've never been asspring, training wit a solidified job. I have to earn it. Igot a rate I got to do hat I got to do to make a big league team and, moreoften to know thi would start to yeur triple a and then get called up eitherthe first month or the third month of a season. There's some guys that are in the minorleagues for ten years and then end up retiring.They don't reach their goal. They don't acieve what they wanted to and andthat's the tough til of swallow when you put that much time in somethingright, it' kind of tough. Now it's what these guys are going through like Ifeel bad for him. I think that they're going to be a lot of guys. I, the miorleague they're Goin, Haveh, to retire earlier than they wanted to, becausethey don't make enough money yeah for sure yeah. I remember seeing to I don'tknow whatever happene to it. There was like a lawsuit because it was like whenyou averaged it all out. I wasn't even like minimum wage rin the minors, but I don't know what the decision was.I'm assuming nothing happened or it's still om going and yeah now, like.That's exactly why I wanted to have you on to just because you said exactlylike what I was thinking like you're, probably more of a person than what youactually see in the media. Like there's more of you than like you just said,like the ten million dollar Gess yeah they're, lot, theyre yeah we andthat's normal, that's normal, because there's Peranid, right and and the guysthat that deserve, I think those guys deserve that money. They've been ableto sustain success long enough at the highest level in the game to prove thatthey deserve it like no, like my trout, is indisputably amazing, baseballplayer and most of ther guys that have a million dollar contracts. More areamazing as well. It's Allit's deserved I'm not taking away from what they haveand I'm happy for them that they've gotten there, but that's just not whatmost people experience in professional, baseeball yeah, but like what kept yougoing throughout all the years. Like always getting called up called downlike what make you keep on going like what was your motivation? Tbig leaks, everybody wants to be in the bigleagues. If you play baseball and you're done the big leagues, that'swhere you want to be. I don't know anybody that says. I really want to bean TRIPLA. I really want to be the minor league. The goal is to be in thebig leaks and that's where I wanted to be an that's where I always want to be,and even now retired, its still where I want to be retirementis, a tough kil toswallow to it's Ben Dream that you have when HEU're a kid of seeing these guysplay on TV kicking, but changing kids lives because as a baseball player,when you were in a uniform with tem on the front, your name on the back with anumber below that nd, you give a kid of high five you're making his week andthen he's going. Ta Go home and tell all this buddies about what happened.heas going to elevate his day. That's one of the best things about binaballplayers. How positively you can impact...

...other people's lives? How do ou? How do you think you becameso like selfaware about that? Seen e look on people's faces. Nothing changed about me. I was stillplaying the game that I love the same game that I was playing as a kid, butthe interaction changed with baseball fans when fans accoe to me and apparentill, be like hi, please say Hidto my kid. I was like how happy t he wasbecoming like I was getting excited and it was. I was loving, writing people'sdays. I just doin what I was gormally doing by playing baseball it's so I'msoming to miss that man Eony Missbeibl, to give a kid a high five and brightnessDaylik. I Gu still do that now, but now I focusing on the media and all of thisstuff that I'm creating and all the content so that people cus still getthat gratification and see their favorite players, seeing what they'redoing like what makes them tick, what votivates them? What are their dreams?What are they focusing on right now? I like media and content, because you canreach so many people, yeah at's Gin me a good idea, maybe like if you, unlessyou did like quick interviews, wo like little kids or maybe like Oler kids, ontheir experience like meeting mlbe player or any kind of player seehat that content alway says reallywell Cau Se talk to Big Leger, they love it, and what about was your first NLB game?Like I, I got the advice. somethod gave methe advice to keep your eyes on the field, meaning I got called up. I was with the pirates.My first game was at PNC park in Pittsburg and it was against the Bostonred socks, and these are the BIS, the Boston Red Sox team, where they had like Ellesbury, leading off and thenUclis second many third, but all those dudes Davi or ts PadroliaUWAS. I was playing against this team that I loved watching play baseball, except only this time, because it wasjust. I was playing the game that I always love blying, but y cant. Thesetos that I always looked up to that, was an amazing experience of. I thinkthat I was able to do well that game and feel normal, because I kept my eyesdown. I did really look up into the STANS. I didn't look up and everythingI wanted t to feel like. It was another game I wanted to feel just as com toCONFIDENC, as I did the day before when I was in triple it.So when I was on the field, I kept myself from looking up and I was goingthrough my same routine only at third days. This time when I looked up se, itwas about to hit the ball and made her Mirroris ador ts, juste PETROLEA EUCALIS. It was exciting, Maas a dream come true and you yeah you're your first hit inthat game. Right I did. It was a trickle left field off. I John Leister,that's a good name. Yeah he's done pretty well for himselves, give mecutter up and in and I hit it to left field and I hit up the bad. I thoughtthat has chance right, because yeah nlet feel is close up the Talppole thefield creeps it a little bit. I was hustling around the basis. Now youmanny or marrors was was picking up the ball. As I was running second based ontout, then I can get third right here because Yeu normally you don't see aguy kit, a ball left field, a get a trickle out of it, but I think he washaving trouble coming up with a ball, so I just kept on going slit in ans just taking it in man. It was a. Itwas the kind of experience that you only dream of having there's so so manydifferent feelings coming onl at once, but I just felt I feel really good tocome through for the team at that moment in time, did you get to keep theball or you got it? I did Yepgoto, keep a ball put othendicates an give its mydad ts do so yeah. Taking me through your career to, I know, like you saidyou played for...

...how many teams Yo play for go you're inthe MLB, with six different teams. wher, you said you play for eight right, yeahplay for EIGP organizations and playing mos six different teams, that's crazy!So what yeah? What was it like? Just even just like from a moving standpointwhen you're, just like going up and down from minors to the majors andyou're moving all these places like? How did you deal with that? The first couple times was a littletough cause. It's so different. Thelifestyles way different, I mean in in the big leagues your one, making more money. You'restaying in ICER hotels, like five Staro, tell yo an then and the travelis Nice,because everything's chartered so as soon as e game, eds you're getting on aplane right away and flying and getting a decent night's rest in the minorleagues. The pay is Har less. The hotels are not as Nice and you're flying commercial flights at sixam in the morning. So Wen you finish a game at tenthirty, Yoar, eleven or GosSoebodo. Go extra inning and then have to travel the next day. You may get twoto two to five hours of rest before catching the first flight out the nextmorning. That makes tmes a little tougher, but what really stands out isjust the fact that you're not there, and it's really really easy forsomebody to feel sorry for themselves and they're, not the big leagues wherethey just were. Once I realized that I was feeling scarged myself a little bitthe first time I got sent down that helped me get back on track,because when you feel sorry for yourself and an bitterness, it's it'sgoing to lea, do downward spiral, and that's going to be tough to come backfrom. I think that the last thing you want to do is feel sorry for yourself.You want to take accountability and know that the position that you're inyou got yourself there and the only person that could get you out isyourself. So can't feel sorry for yourself. Just look at your hands,build on those calouses and just get better and that hunger I had T. I hadto get that hunger again that hunger that I had before I got called up had I define that same hunger post,getting called up so every time I was in triplea after I got sent down forthe first time I learned to stay hungry whether I was like twenty seven, twentyeight thirty years old, with my fourh fifteen, whatever it is, I stayedhungry regardless of the situation and then what was your ultimate decision toretire this year? Oh there's a lock out one into it. A bigpart of it is. I didn't think that the opportunity wasgoing to be there like. It was the past previous years. I done rather well andfinishd strong or had a good season that would lead to opportunities forthe folloing year, but last year had a really bad season. The games gettingyounger and younger and younger, and I saw an opportunity to get startedin media. I started Darndal Media Group LLC early, two thousand and nineteenand I build up the CLIENTEL. So I guilt up a business where I could have astream of income, so it was an option for me. I started training after thetwo thousand ND nineteen season and two weeks into that training. I had aconversation with my agent Ntowo we're talking about where my career was at,and I told him what I was up to and- and he was telling me that we said avery real conversation- that the opportunities aren't going to be asstrong as they once were. And ultimately, if I really wanted tosucceed and do well in media, cinematography and filmmaking the onlyway you could really succeed, I o something is to dive in with both feet.So two weeks on training I decide Tou know what m I'm going to do. This I'vehad a great career of Har Great experiences and I think thet, I'm Gongto be able to touch people's live still and create impactable content beyond myplaying days through this, my wife was supportive of that myfamily. So here I am now grabbing...

...content with players trying to make itis em, pactful and meaningful as possible an showing people. What isreally light to be a pall player. I want to cover aspects of the game thatI want to cover aspects of the game differently than other people have. I think that my edge is my experience.The fact that I played probal for twelve years at I've been with adifferent organiations that all the university that I face going uck anddown consistently fom Ho big leagues, Myor Leagues, my Hole Network ofplayers that are still playing in want tof be a part of what I make it makesme stronger. It's not just me, it's everybody so 's, where I am now, I'mnot playing and I'm content filmmaking, but t the same time. There's anotherpart of me that that really misses playing is I miss. I missed the clubhouse atmosphere Mor than anything else, yeah yeah. I feel like that's whateverybody pretty much always says. If say, they missed the Hamisphere of justbeing around her teammates and stuff, and I saw I saw two that you saidyou're going to make yourself available to play for the Philippines for twothousand and twenty one world baseball classic yeah I was going to. I had to pull outbecause of what was going on with the CRONA virus on with little ones nowhave two children I elderly, I feel really bad. I felt really badhaving to pull out of that bbu. Then, two days later after I pulled out, they ended up canceling the cancelingit, but it was, it would have beenwonderful. I know that the the Philippines is there they're trying tomake a push to make baseball more popular. I really want Hem to do that.I mean they've had Silipino baseball players playing the major leaves for awhile now, but I don't think that the he Philippines hasn't capitalized onthose players to try to help them raise awareness of baseball in thePhilippates, but now they really want to and they reached out, askd me toplay and that one of their initiatives was to create a facility, thePhilippines, where people can go and learn to play baseball kind of like howthey have the CONIV Academy in La Labit, the same thing in the Philip AIDS. Sothat's the that's the goals that they have I'd like to help thim achieve that,even though I'm not going to be able to play fot o fil Ti on twenty yeah that'Eh that ould be cool somecool content. If you go over, there teach kids ar play yeah. Was it like to have a sibling?Also in the MILBI and like? What's that, like for your family, it's amazing getting to grow upsomebody else who loves the game as much as you and wants to plan all thetime. I think the two of US push each other to be better all throughout our lives like w astheir sibling rivalry traps, a small one grown up, but we always want eachother do well a D and we wanted out do one another, but then, when pobal camearound and and and money was't evolved, and we squashed all that and put thataside and wanted to do as well as we could for the family. But th isbeautiful man being able to look at him in the eyes during a biglygue game whenhe's behind the plate, hes catchers, mask and getting ready to play, biglygame is is really special. It is something that not many siblings get toexperience. Do you guys get to play verss eachother several times? Well, I got drafpin O tw Thousand and eight he gotdrafted out of high school in two thousand and seven by the Phillies inthe very first league that I ever played in was the Salaly bed. New York,pen, Lakue and SRAVISIS team happened to be forty five minutes wheren I was,I played State College Pennsylvania for the forthe State College, Spikes Ist,the short season team for the Pittsburg, Pirs and travwas was with Gosh. I can'tthink of the name right now: theyere they were the crosscutters, and thatwas the shorces and team for Philadelphia. Jad would come our dadwas ecstatic and ye would travel all...

...the time to come and watch US TA playit was. It was really funny how baseall toock us all the way to Pennsylvaniaand just to be forty five minutes away from each other. In two thousand andeight this concal. What advice would you give to a youngbaseball player or young athlete? What advice would I give to young halfweevice? I would give two young athlete is to Ao, choose your role models and yourfriends carefully know who you want to be and what youwant to become and make sure that you're choosing yourrole models and the people that you're hanging around based on people thathave the same goal or have done it. That's what I got if, if I were o somemet up IV nowadays, it's so easy nowadays, just hang outwith people that you don't realize or bad for you that might be soty down ortaking you further away from achieving your goals. Soo, it's important whenyou joinn a new team in ever. Every baseball player can relate to this likeevery single year, you're with a new squad, I'm unless you're cravel ball, ofcourse, but you want to get to know your teammatesand be friends with everybody, but when it comes to hanging out off of thefield, you want to make sure you're, Doi Itg, with guys that are going toaffect you positively and that will encourage you and motivate you are justas hungry as you are to get to that next level or or to be the best you canbe otherwise you're going to be focused on other things that Aren' productive,yeah, the for definitely and You'e ready for some fun questions are goingto go from average to savage average tstavage. Okay, what's your favorite song right now, Oh Gosh! I don't even know what myfavorite song is right. Now I've been listening to a bunch of copyright, free songs that are notpopular, that I use for editing my favorite song right now. Look it uproo quick, hey go for it! Okay, because I got have this. I like this a song called butterflyeffect by Dj Snake. I've had a a REPEA, for whatever reason I be just a editfor hours, wisting to Hav Song over and over and over again like a wave of energy, it's a crazy,and what about? What's your favorite city that Youve visited throughout yourbaseball, cer, or maybe maybe I know you got a lot- maybe wel do top three top three cities that I've been Kan NewNew York. It has energy, that's unnathable, se another place that I really liked Sandiego. I in I guess I'. I been therealready like playing Santdiego's amazing, like cotels connected to thefield. My apartment was right across from the stadium when I was with themand the weather is beautiful. I think that the the organization ifself is agreat job of getting their fams and the giving her fans an ingame entertainmentmaking at faint experience, amazing and Pittsburgh. If you from Pittsburgh isawesome like and- and I feel like when you see those bridgesin the background, it's just is colming. It's a beautiful place to watch a gameyeah. I know I think they get voted like the top stadium almost ever yearor one of them yeah like cools, Colorado, alot to Oloradoas a greatstage and then, when you're not working. What? What do you like to do hanging with my kids just hanging with my boys? Making themlaugh right now he really likes he tickle right now, SSO, I'm just tacking,my son, hey'll bri op to me like Daddy, Ticko, Tik, the you want him to play. ASEBOLL YEAH! I love themto play baseby. I lovefor Im to be right, handed hes ton. The ball thaft handed, there's nothingwrong with that, but you don't see very many lefthanded short stops or catchers...

...an fielders for the most parexceptfirst bace, so limiting being a lefte in baseball yeah. I guess never reallythought about it besides, because I obviously I always just think aboutlike left handed pitcters and yeah last. One Who would you want to do Jersey exchange with I don't want to do Jersey exchange withtrout, yeah is. Is that what you're asking like wemajor baseball player? What I do so trout, afunny story back in twothousand and ten before I gottn called up before Mie was called up. We wereroommates, Fortam, USA and usually on those teemes, I've been onTa Dinnel, one of the more athletic guys. For the first time at twentythree years old, I was roommates with this dod, who wasyounger than everybody else faster than everybody else, ans stronger thaneverybody else, and I was just in Awf hesact LatiSasn't, I waso h. He was so cool coming collected. He seemed pretty Worri freeand just balled out to be able to have a Jersey change withhim would be nice little that that'd be fun just O, because he'sturned out to be such an increstful player, since we were roommates and ohaving his Jersey be be amazing and it bring everything o full circle for me that, as a awesome story, C even go out with us, se Toton go outwith us. INUORICO were Roomis in Puerto Rico.Chris Archer was on that team who elses on that team is a due. I guess I, I can't think anybody else he's still playing thatwas on that team, but get trovs on that team and Chris parchers on that Tamwith us, and now I see Chris here, you know,train together this off season he's working out the La Area I just sawChrist this morning, Eah t's was going to ask two: Are yougoing to still be? I know you're doing the film in sever again still beinvolved in baseball, like training lis also train from time to time, Toun asintensely as I did before, but I'm still with these guys in the gym every now and then lately that's beenmy my the spot where, like to film the most, I like the film emostion En GymRight now and Mike players up and ask him some questions in between Seps, it's kind of cool, getting to see h thework that they put in. Definitely after will now I got one more question. Sowhat's your like dream project to work on like film much my dream project would be able to Gu to follow a team for a season kindflike what they're doing right now, thereare fourteens right now doing ayoutube series. Okay, I think they're doing a good job. I really like it. Ilove what they're doing and I'd love to do something like that to and crureatea series out of a full season what it came. Have you ever watched the last chanceyou on Netflix Uhhuh Yep? I love that yeah, that's yeah! That would be crazyfor a whole season with ml ltin. That would be. I don't know how manyepisodes of Deo have to be a lot. Yeah probably would be a lot ofthetsose, but it'O do o one once a week at the Brans ar dropping once a week,but if it's, if it's, what you're collecting content of on a daily basis-and you don't have to play- and you have a lot more time to do somethinglike that- hirelease couple episodes a week, but I have to space it out yeah.I just try O drop one video week nowadays, but yeah a woul ASE. YouQuestion Hou Thatd, be that would be my dream. Well appreciate you coming on.Could you have the listeners know where they could follow you at Oh yeah? I cusfall my account to got chase Tarnos. My personal last name also follow theJorney man series thats, just chowing. What baseball is like behind the scenesfrom a players point of view I know nowadays is not much storyline contentcreated by players, but everything from starting to finish happens through meand and guys that I work with that play...

...the game as well: SOEA journeymanseries and Hay starnoare, my social accounts. Again, I appreciate youcoming on. Do thanks for Havin man appreciate it.

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