Matt Tews

Nickname: Tews(er)/(y)

Bat/Throw: R/R

Birthday: 7/8

Years Playing With The Tigers: 2005-present

Position(s): P/IF/OF

High School/Graduation Year: Springfield High School - Class of 2004

College: B.A., University of Saint Thomas; University of Minnesota Law School

Family: fiance: Missa Altermatt, parents: Charles & Janelle, brother: Michael

Job: Law Clerk for Lorie Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: The under the table pay checks and steroid discount. That and getting to play the best game in the world in its purest form.

Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Absolutely not. The drugs got them multimillion dollar contracts they wouldn't have gotten without them and turned baseball into a circus attraction during the 90s. They've taken far more than they deserved from the game already.

Favorite Davis Story or Quote: Hmmmmm, there are so many to choose from. But, if I had to choose just one, I'd say his coaching box fielding clinics.

Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: Same pick as every year. Go Twins.

Major League Ballparks You've Visited: The Metrodome, Target Field, Minute Maid Park (Houston), Coors Field (Colorado), Safeco (Seattle), Wrigley, Kauffman, and Fenway.

One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: Whether you're hitting or fielding, keep your eye on the ball.

Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: Don't ever give up, or think a game is over until the last out is recorded. Anything can happen and sometimes it does. That and don't cry. Tom Hanks said so once and he seems to know what is going on.

Parting Thoughts: Did you know...that Ryan Sturm will likely put a ridiculous "did you know" in his parting thoughts?