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edabbs44
06-29-2007, 10:02 PM
BA saying that Cincy has been linked to a pitcher from Australia by the name of Trent Baker. Said he will command a hefty signing bonus. A few other teams were linked to Baker as well. Here is his profile.


Trent Baker

Nickname: Bakes
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher, Outfield
Date of birth: 14/06/90
Place of birth: Brisbane, Australia
Place of residence: Brisbane, Australia
Age started competing: 8 years
First time awarded a QAS scholarship: 2006
Occupation: Student
How you became involved in the sport: Went to sign on to start playing soccer, but it wasn't the season so they recommended cricket or baseball and I chose baseball. Thank God!

Representative History
Personal best: QAS Scholarship
Years of state junior representation: 3 state schoolboys and 2 Queensland Rams
Highest result achieved in sporting career: Going to the Australian Academy Program

Personal Information
Career high: Beating NSW in extra innings after being down 9 runs, homerun in 1st at bat in A Grade
Career low: Not being named i the Under-14 State Team
Greatest sporting influence: Boston winning the World Series
Sportsperson most admired: Johan Santana and Andruw Jones
Short term goals: To be named for Australian Academy, Australian Schoolboys Team
Long term goals: Sign a professional contract, represent Australia
Advice for young athletes: Never stop working, if you get set back, come back next time and prove to that person that you should be there. A wise man once told me champions are made when no-ones watching
Hobbies and interests: Playing sport, eating, going to the gym, body boarding, partying
Strengths: Being very competative at the things I love to do
Weaknesses: Coping with failure
Likes: Competition, winning, the feeling after a hard training session
Dislikes: Losing and playing bad
Favourite foods: Spag Bol, Mum's chicken curry, chicken lettuce and mayo rolls, Noodle Box!
Favourite drinks: Chocolate thick shakes and orange juice
Favourite TV show: The O.C
Favourite movie: Fight Club
Favourite song: Cigarettes will kill you - Ben Lee
Favourite band: The Game

Sporting Achievements In Recent Years

2007

Queensland Rams Team (2nd place)
Windsor Royals A Grade Team
2006

Queensland Rams Team
Queensland Schoolboys Team (open)
QAS Scholarship
Attended Australian Academy
GBBB MVP Award
Golden Glove (QLD Schoolboys Tournament)
Brisbane Boomers America Trip
2005

Queensland Schoolboys Team
Windsor Royals Under-16 GBBB Champions
2004

Queensland Schoolboys Team
Queensland Rams Shadow Player
GBBB ERA Award
http://www.qasport.qld.gov.au/athlete_profiles/trent_baker.cfm

Sea Ray
06-29-2007, 10:30 PM
Would he be the first Red signed born in the 90s?

dougdirt
06-29-2007, 10:40 PM
Would he be the first Red signed born in the 90s?

No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.

TOBTTReds
06-29-2007, 11:39 PM
No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.

I didn't know people born in the 90's could walk yet.

kwyjibo
06-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Does anyone know what spag bol is? Is it related to Vegemite?

marcshoe
06-30-2007, 01:34 AM
Spaghetti bolognese. Definitely not related to vegemite.

Having eaten Vegemite multiple times when I lived in Sydney, I can attest to that. I will say that a Norwegian friend taught me a way to eat it and make it palatable, though--put it on a sandwich with cream cheese. The two tastes clash to such an extent that you forget what you're eating.

But that's way off topic, I guess.

Sea Ray
07-02-2007, 11:43 AM
No. The Reds have several Latin born players that were born in the 90s.

Let's hope those birth certificates are accurate...

OnBaseMachine
07-02-2007, 07:29 PM
Reds are also linked with a Venezuelan shortstop named Gabriel Noriega. Baker is intriguing, I'd like to see the Reds sign him.

texasdave
07-02-2007, 10:01 PM
One question: Does his curve ball break upwards? :)
OK, another question: Date of birth: 14/06/90?? How many months do they have down there? We still stop at 12. Don't we?

LoganBuck
07-03-2007, 07:16 AM
One question: Does his curve ball break upwards? :)
OK, another question: Date of birth: 14/06/90?? How many months do they have down there? We still stop at 12. Don't we?

Outside the US, lots of people write dates like that.

Stingray
07-03-2007, 11:25 PM
Outside the US, lots of people write dates like that.


That's also the military way.

JaxRed
07-04-2007, 07:54 AM
That's also the military way.


Not the US military