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Colby Rasmus, outfielder for The Swing of the Quad Cities, has graciously agreed to answer questions from posters on GRB! If you would like to ask him a question, feel free to post them here. The deadline for submitting questions is May-30-06. Once Colby has had an opportunity to answer them, the responses will be posted in the Guest Chats Forum.

This session will be coordinated in accordance with our Q & A Guidelines.

From the Swing of the Quad Cities website:
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 8/11/1986
Born: Columbus, GA
Resides: Phenix City, AL

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Cardinals' 1st round pick in the 2005 draft.


2005 Bio:

- Rated the Cardinal's 2nd-best prospect by Baseball America.
- Posted a .514 slugging percentage, 2nd-best among the Cardinals' 2005 draft class.
- Collected five triples, T-3rd most among Cardinals minor leaguers and in the Appalachian League.
- 47 runs scored ranked 4th-most in Appy.
- Helped lead Russell County High School to the national championship.


Thank you to Colby for taking the time to interact with us on such an up close and personal level. I would also like to thank all of you for making GRB such a great place to discuss Cardinals baseball!


About the The Swing of the Quad Cities:

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The Swing of the Quad Cities - Midwest League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals - play in the newly renovated John O'Donnell Stadium, one of the most scenic ballparks in the country that sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Such major league stars as Johan Santana, Joe Mauer, Billy Wagner, and hall-of-famer Jim Bunning claim "JOD" as their old stomping grounds, adding to a rich tradition of professional baseball in the area that dates back to the late 19th century. After setting five new franchise records offensively during the 2005 season en-route to a playoff berth, the Swing expect only bigger and better things in 2006 as they continue their relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals. If you are a fan of great Midwestern baseball and good old fashioned family fun, then come on down to John O'Donnell Stadium - you will fit right in! And feel free to check out the Swing of the Quad Cities at http://www.swingbaseball.com.


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gotta ask - does growing up in Ga mean you are a braves fan?


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What is your mental approach to hitting for power? Do you only try to hit for power in certain counts? Certain game situations? All the time?

Conversely, do you swing hard enough to hit a home run every time you swing at a pitch? (I'm not talking about intent, but simply bat speed.)

Thanks for your insight. Keep up the good work!


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Colby

Was there a particular team you wanted to be drafted by or is it one of those things that as long as you get drafted you don't care where you play?

What is the tranistion like between wooden and aluminum bats?

What are the travel accomodations like?

What is a normal routine day for you?


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What has been the hardest adjustment to professional baseball for you? Sliders, homesickness, the day to day grind, etc...?

Also - who has the best stuff in the Midwest League. I watched Lansford pitch for Kane County last night, is he up high on your list?


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Do you find it weird that St. Louis Cardinal fans keep track of your every move?

Do you drink Guinness?


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TimeForGuinness wrote:
Do you drink Guinness?


Hah, he's 19!


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Michael wrote:
TimeForGuinness wrote:
Do you drink Guinness?


Hah, he's 19!


Inquiring minds want to know.


Plus, if he ever makes the trip to St. Louis, I will gladly buy him a pint even if he is underageeeeeeeeeesssssssgaeegagalerhkg.........ERROR ERROR

+NO CARRIER+
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THIS IS THE NSA, WE ARE WATCHING YOU!!
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+CARRIER RESUMED+

(TimeForGuinness dragged screaming out of house by guys in black suits)


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Thanks Colby

Are there any partricular players in the big league, past or present, that you've studied to try and pick up some of the nuances that helped make them successful ballplayers?

Do you watch film on oppsing pitchers prior to facing them?

Do you like Jagermeister?


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Colby,

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.

1. What team were you a fan of when you were growing up?

2. Are there any particular players you admired growing up or are there any that you try to emulate now?

3. What lesson or piece of advice were you given as a young ballplayer that has helped you the most?


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