How the Ports Spend Their Off-season

Minor League baseball is unique in that the season only stretches from April to the beginning of September. Since a baseball player’s job only occurs for about five months of the year, they have seven months of free time to fill. So what do the players of the 2013 Ports team do during their off-season? We sat down and asked them to find out how they spend their “free time.”

LHP Shaeffer Hall:

“I usually take a couple weeks off to relax and spend time with my family and close friends that are still back in Kansas City. In the past, I’ve taken some college courses but

since I have my degree, I like to find a part-time job. Last off-season I had the opportunity to substitute teach in the Lee’s Summit School District, K-12. I had some awesome experiences doing that. I haven’t decided what my plans are going to be for this off-season quite yet. I’ll definitely be staying busy working and getting prepared for the next season.”

Shaeffer Hall joined the Ports from the Yankees organization during the season

Shaeffer Hall joined the Ports from the Yankees organization during the season

Outfielder Bobby Crocker:

“In the off-season I do a lot of surfing and fishing. I also train with Joey Wolfe. He is the owner of Paradigm Sport and he plays a large role in preparing me for the season.”

Bobby Crocker made many memorable catches in centerfield during the 2013 season.

Bobby Crocker made many memorable catches in centerfield during the 2013 season.

RHP Seth Frankoff:

“In the off-season I work. I teach baseball lessons and workout. I try to golf and fish as much as I can.”

Catcher Bruce Maxwell:

“In the off-season I usually move back home and train little kids.”

Outfielder Dusty Robinson:

“This off-season I plan on getting a job and staying in baseball, like doing lessons and that type of thing.”

Dusty Robinson smacked 21 home runs during the 2013 season

Dusty Robinson smacked 21 home runs during the 2013 season

During this off-season, two Ports players will be tying the knot with their fiancés; T.J. Walz and Wade Kirkland. Five members of the 2013 Ports team will be heading to Arizona this off-season to play ball in the Arizona Fall League; Max Muncy, Addison Russell, Seth Frankoff, Ryan Dull and Omar Duran.

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