One of the three former Purdue Boilermakers to play in the MLB this season, Boston Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki was kind enough to join me after the 2020 season! Kevin hit a career high .341 in 24 games with the Red Sox this past year and is looking to build off that going forward. Kevin proudly represents Purdue in the big leagues and does so as a class act both on and off the field. Once again, a big thank you to our fearless leader T-Mill for allowing me to share this will you all.
You can watch the full interview using the link below and scroll down to see an outline of our conversation. Boiler Up, hope you guys enjoy!
During the interview, Kevin and I discussed:
- How weird this season was without fans amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The success he had this season and re-signing with the Red Sox.
- Looking back to high school baseball and how blessed he was to be in a good position to succeed.
- Why he chose Purdue, and reflecting on his time in West Lafayette.- What his emotions were getting drafted in the 1st round by the Mets.
- How he learned the appreciate the grind as his career has progressed.
- Talking about just how hard baseball actually is.
- What it is like to catch elite pitchers like Jacob deGrom, Trevor Bauer, Shane Bieber, and Mike Clevinger.
- His “Welcome to the MLB” moment against A-Rod and the Yankees.
- The special moment of hitting a home run at Wrigley Field.
- The golf outing he started “LuxForeGolf” and the inaugural tournament happening in early February.
- AND MORE!
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