Player Spotlight: Second Baseman, Daniel Descalso
Good news is, it’s been almost a month and Descalso was reactivated from the DL July 27th going 3-for-9 with one run scored since being back and has extended his hit streak to five games, including three games from before his DL stint. Looks like he’s back and better than ever!
Here is an article about Descalso from earlier this year:
Redbirds’ Daniel Descalso wants clutch situations and a video of him from when he first arrived in Memphis: Daniel Descalso interview with StLtoday
…and a little more about number 13 that most of you probably didn’t know, enjoy!
Full Name: Daniel William Descalso
Nicknames: DD, Dirty D, ‘Scals
Hometown:San Carlos, CA
Favorite baseball player of all time: Carney Lansford
What is your best moment on the diamond? Being a part of the gold medal winning team USA last year in the Baseball World Cup.
What team did you watch growing up? I was a big Oakland A’s fan
If you weren’t in baseball, what would you be doing? Probably something business related, running my own company.
Where do you see yourself in 25 years? Sitting in my backyard by my pool.
Favorite food: My Grandma’s homemade ravioli
Newest Hobby: FIFA World Cup Soccer
Favorite movie: Rudy
I’m afraid of… heights.
Favorite TV Show: “24″
Song that gets you pumped up: “Automatic” by E-40
Most embarrassing moment while playing baseball: Forgetting the number of outs one time in college and running and getting double up.
Favorite play in a baseball game: Anytime you can make a diving play and take a hit from someone is pretty fun.
Tell us one thing about you the fans don’t already know…I have five younger brothers and sisters and my last name in Spanish is ‘barefoot’.
If you were on a reality TV show which one would it be? The Real World
Best prank pulled that you’ve seen or been a part of while in pro ball: In 2008, a teammate and I took another guy’s keys to his car, filled his AC vents
with baby powder and turned his air conditioning on high so when he got in and turned on his car after the game he got sprayed with baby powder all in the
Who is your greatest influence? My dad, growing up he was always around coaching me in baseball and always being a good role model for me.
What is your favorite off-day activity? Nice BBQ, hang out by the pool, etc.
Describe yourself in five words or less: Hard-working, all around good guy.
Do you have any autographs? I have a Derek Jeter one and my favorite one is my Joe DiMaggio autograph picture
What is the most difficult part about playing professional baseball? The grind, the long season, the 140 games and the travel, it all adds up.
What do you like best about the city of Memphis? The history
Any broken bone stories? I have a broken collar bone right now…it was a play over second base, me and Tyler Greene were both going after it. I dove and he slid, his knee hit me in the shoulder and I broke my collar bone.
If you were a kid would you rather be the one in Rookie of the Year, Angels in the Outfield or Little Big League? Rookie of the Year Rookie of the Year because he’s the only one that actually plays.
Three things you can’t live without: My computer, my ipod and my family.
What is your favorite thing about being a Redbird? Playing at AutoZonePark..
Lightning Round Responses
Dogs or Cats
Summer or Winter
Fruits or Vegetables
Movies or Books
Offense or Defense
Ketchup or Mustard
Sunflower Seeds or Bubble Gum
Have the ability to fly or read people’s minds
Be able to stop time while you slept or never have to do laundry
That about wraps it up!