While you’ve been staying home to stay healthy, so have your favorite baseball players. With games on hold, we caught up with current and former Tacoma Rainiers to learn what exercises they’re doing to stay in shape, what games they’re playing to stay entertained, and what dishes they’re cooking up to keep their bodies in tip top shape while in shelter.
Next up is left-handed pitcher Anthony Misiewicz. From his hometown in Michigan, Anthony told us what he’s been up to from his family home.
Q: How are you staying in shape for the return of baseball?
A: Doing a lot of stretching and yoga in my living room. Continuing to strengthen my arm outside and in when given the opportunity. Running with my puppy outside has also given me great cardio benefits!
Q: What movies or TV shows have you been watching?
A: Every movie you can ever imagine… and I’ve started to watch Ozark and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Q: What games are you playing?
A: Video Games, Ping Pong, Cornhole, Hockey, Monopoly, Euchre. You name it, I’ve already played it.
Q: Which teammate would you want to be quarantined with?
A: D-MAC (Darren McCaughan). Even though we’re from different sides of the country, we both have the same tastes in music, video games, and movies. We also lived together in Spring Training with Wyatt Mills. It was an absolute blast to say the least. One of those two guys.
Q: Which player in the game *not* with the Mariners would you want to be quarantined with?
A: Ian Miller because he is my favorite teammate of all time!
Q: What’s your favorite Rainiers memory?
A: Throwing my 8-inning no-hit bid last year. Wish I would have gotten to go out for the 9th, but it was a great memory nonetheless.
Q: What’s been your go-to meal to cook at home?
A: Steak, asparagus, and a double-baked potato with a Caesar salad to start.
Q: What have you been listening to these days?
A: I’ve really been exploring more Spanish music to get the feeling of baseball back in my veins.
Q: What’s your message to high school and college seniors who missed out on their last season?
A: In tough uncertain times like these, continue to work hard and stay focused. Find some space in your house or outside to work on your craft. Practice does make perfect and keep continuing to stay focused on YOUR process! Stay safe as well.
About the Tacoma Rainiers
The Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.
More information on social distancing and how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be found at Tacoma-Pierce County Health. The most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is affecting events at Cheney Stadium can be found here.