Matt Baier

Nickname: Matty B

Bat/Throw: R/R

Birthday: 10/19

Years Playing With The Tigers: 2005-present

Position(s): IF/OF/C

High School/Graduation Year: Sprinfield High School - Class of 2006

College: South Dakota State University, Rochester CTC, Bemidji State University

Family: parents: Randy & Amy, sister & brother in-law: Katie & Brandon, brother: Sam, and a future niece/nephew!

Job: Straightline Chief Design Drafter

Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: Playing the great game with great guys in front of my family and friends and representing my hometown.

Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Yes, it's an annoying controversy that takes up too much of ESPN's time. It still takes a lot to do what they've done with or without steroids.

Favorite Davis Story or Quote: Dear lord where do I begin...the big man has brought many laughs to the team. The Sartell Quote, priceless...in early Legion days, the "Oka-f'n-bena" pep talk...the excited rants over little and big things during games. It definitely wouldn't as fun without the guy.

Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: Good luck to all!

Major League Ballparks You've Visited: Metrodome, Target Field, numerous spring training facilities.

One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: work hard, focus, hustle, have FUN!

Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: lollygag

Parting Thoughts: Looking forward to another eventful season! Maybe this year Ryan Sturm will showcase his newly found ukelele skills and sing the 7th inning stretch, if we're lucky. And of course, we'll see ya at the park!!!