Nickname: Nocky, Nocks
Years Playing With The Tigers: 2009-present
Position(s): P, utility
High School/Graduation Year: Sprinfield High School - Class of 1999
College: MN West-Worthington, University of Minnesota
Family: wife: Nikki, children: Jakob, Kade, and Kali
Job: Daddy Day Care, Pitching Guru
Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: talking baseball, learning from the guys who have done it for years and passing it down to the newbies.
Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? It is too hard to know who all did it, so yes.
Favorite Davis Story or Quote: There are so many to chose from but I would have to say "nothing hurt". Come on Davis, it was a grand slam. That hurts at least a little.
Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: My heart says Twins, my head says Reds.
Major League Ballparks You've Visited: Metrodome, Target Field, Miller Park, Wrigley Field, old Yankee Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington (caught a foul ball), and Chase Field (72 degree day with the roof closed, what a joke)
One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: Play hard and have fun, it's a game.
Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: Shake off Schwab.
Parting Thoughts: Hoping to see the "Pavano" on more guys than just me this year.