#20 Brad Crandell – Varsity Coach (2014)

IMG_1146Name: Brad Crandell #20

Team: Varsity

Season: 2014

Nick Name: Crandell

College Attended: UW-Madison

Favorite MLB Team: Minnesota Twins

Favorite MLB Player: Kirby Puckett and Cal Ripken Jr.

Favorite Baseball Memory: Coaching in the 2011 State Tournament and the journey to get there.

Baseball Rituals: Too many to list.

Other High School Sports: Football

Hobbies Outside of Baseball: Alpine Skiing, My Music Collection, Movie Watching, Spending time with my family.

Favorite Food: Lamb Ragu or Chips and Salsa

Favorite Teacher/Mentor: Coach Eckardt

Favorite School Subject: Any Math, Science, or Music

Favorite Quote: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato

“Ray. People will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. “Of course, we won’t mind if you look around”, you’ll say, “It’s only $20 per person”. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh…people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.” – Field of Dreams

Dream Job: Head Coach of the Minnesota Twins or a Ski Bum

Dream Car: Plymouth Barracuda

Updated: 04/04/2014

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