As part of our off-season schedule we plan on bringing you closer to major and minor league Padres. Starting pitcher turned relief pitcher, turned starting pitcher, Anthony Bass will kick things off. A Michigan native, Bass lead the Cal League in ERA in 2010 and after starting the 2011 season in San Antonio, he got called up to "the show". On June 13th, Bass made his major league debut in Colorado and threw five innings, allowing only one run in route to his first major league victory.
I have had a chance to get to know Anthony over the last couple seasons and I felt it was time everyone had a chance to get to know the guy in close circles referred to as Sting (yes, the wrestler).
Steve: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Anthony: I had two if that's allowed. I loved watching Cecil Fielder hit some far home runs at old Tiger Stadium. As I got older I liked Cal Ripken JR.
Steve: Who has been the most influential person in your baseball career?