by: Michelle White
An exciting energy is in the air as the leaves fall from the trees, and the fastballs bring the heat. It’s that time of year when Baseball owns October. SPRI’s own Fitness Product Development Director, Drew Friedberg, was drafted by the Pirates in 2001 and we talked to him about his experience playing in the minor leagues.
Team: Minor League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 2001 Williamsport Crosscutters
What is one of your fondest memories from playing in the minors?
What exercises/workouts did you train with that you still use today?
What was the biggest takeaway from your time as a minor league player?
Why did you stop playing minor league ball, and what was your professional path after that? Do you have any advice for people going through something similar?
I had my college degree to fall back on so when I realized I wasn’t good enough to make it to the big leagues I moved to Chicago & took a job with CBS radio. My goal was to play in the big leagues but I knew the odds were stacked against me, I made it a priority to finish my degree in the off season. After 3 years at CBS radio I took a job in the fitness industry and 11 years later here I am with SPRI. I don’t consider what I do as “work”, I truly love developing new product for such a great company that has a genuine and authentic passion!
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