Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scotty McCreery is a little bit pitchy - ESPN

In one year, Scotty McCreery went from country-music-listening high school ballplayer to reigning "America Idol" touring with Brad Paisley. But the 18-year-old still feels at home on the mound, so after missing the 2011 season, he returned to Garnet Magnet High School in North Carolina for earn back a pitching spot for his senior year. And he’s off to a stolid start, with 1.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts in nine innings through April 17. The country crooner slash curveball ace gave Playbook a glimpse of his new life. What’s a typical day these days? If I’m touring with Brad, I’ll be home Sunday, go to school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then I hit the road Thursday through the weekend. But if I’m home like I am now, I just go to school and live like a normal kid. Except maybe I do an interview like this. How hard do you throw? I’m not the guy going out there throwing 90. I top out around 80, so I have to work that off-speed. We hear the curveball is your pitch. Yeah, I’m a finesse pitcher. I try to set up on a nice slow slurve and then hit them with the hard curve. It looks like a fastball and drops out at the last minute. What other pitches do you use? I throw a two-seamer and a slider that’s more like a slurve, a slow slider with a little curve. And I have my hard-break curveball. My curveball’s hard and my slider’s soft. How much time do spend on your game now, versus before "AI?" I can’t put as much time into baseball, but I don’t want to do something halfheartedly. The other guys are there every single day, so I’m still trying to put in as much work as I can. My dad and I bring our gloves on the road and make time to throw. Even if it’s not baseball, we’ll throw a football, just to stay active. Does playing feel different this year? I grew up on the mound, so that’s the same, but there were never this many people. We used to have maybe a dozen show up. Now we’ll get 100, 150, and people from Maine, Ohio, New York. It’s crazy — but great. The crowd gets into it. How have your teammates handled that? They’ve had changes to deal with too — a different atmosphere, the crowds, the craziness. But they’re cool. They have fun with it. What about guys playing against you? They talk smack. "Oh, 'American Idol' kid’s throwing." "Oh, stick to singing." Stuff like that. But it’s all good — I go out there and get them out, and I get the last laugh. And that’s what pitching’s all about. Do you feel like baseball gives you an escape or a way to hang on to being a kid? For sure. Baseball is my last thing from childhood. I’m a senior this year, so it’s my last year to do this. I’m just trying to go out there and enjoy it and make all the memories I can.

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/561/scotty-mccreery-is-a-little-bit-pitchy

37 comments:

  1. please where are Scottys fans he needs votes on q102 greatest AI contestant of all time

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  2. I am voting right now and have been off and on all day--also been doing some Mediabase voting,etc, but the only way that we are gonna see a big difference is when a lot of Scotty fans are voting at the same time. I get a little discouraged when it takes over an hour of voting and the percentage barely changes. So will everyone please help so that we can get Scotty high enough that we don't have to vote constantly--just check on it every now and then? Love y'all!!!

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  3. I think there is something wrong with that poll.

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  4. Hey ! I have been voting. I didn't think anyone else was. I spent hours on Monday, on Tuesday 30mins on each half-hour (like 830-900 then back again 930-10) and his numbers went down!! Today I did 45min stretches and asked, once again for help and saw the numbers go down. I am going to continue to vote and hope others jump in so we can get him over 53%. Are McCreerians losing momentum?

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    1. no, but that poll is manipulated for sure

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    2. yep I vote like literally 100 to 200 times a day poll in messed up

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  5. BTW Nice write up on Scotty. He is such a miracle boy.....niceness, polite, humble, energy galore, finesse pitcher plus all around best country singer out there. Love Ya!

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  6. David cook is hard to beat and we have so many place to vote,wncy,wpoc,nashville,cmt12pact,cmt awards, and mediabase . donna please put up cmt break...awards how to vote and link many people dont know how and cannot vote and they dont know can vote everyday because the cmt is a bit problem. many having problem with voting at cmt.

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    1. David Cook´s fanbase is not nearly as huge as Scotty´s. somebody is PC automatic voting

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  7. mediabase is important when the radio add WTT and no request they will bring it down so mediabase need to do everyday and everybody if want WTT radio play and charting

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  8. You can vote only 1 time on cmt.I have not been able to vote since Monday

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  9. 4;47. You can vote ever day for cmt.award from now until awards.Keep on trying ,I had a hard time the second day,but I kept coming back to site finally after 12 to 15 times it worked and left me vote.The next day I had no problem.Don't quit because you can vote everyday.Good luck.Cmt should be notified of this problem it causes the artist to loose votes.If they want people to vote they should fix their system so that all votes are counted.They can lock it in with out having to use e-mails ,and facebooks ,or making people open accounts to cast a vote.

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    1. I only got to vote once, every time I go to the site now, it says "thanks you have already voted."

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  10. 4.47 log out clear history go in again see if you name at right above still there that's mean you did not log out , move the mouse there small arrow came out list see log out click each time vote must log out clear history then go in again then sign in(facebook twitter) there at right above sign in see page click USA break...video came page if nothing cannot vote then go to left side the word VOTE click that then you can vote sometime you need to do that. i vote everyday no problem and no need vote other category just vote on USA break video category then x "thank for your vote" then log out(above right side your name arrow there) clear history, go in again

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  11. Please everyone make sure you vote every single day for cmt.award till June 6,or he's going to loose a lot of votes

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  12. sign in cmt then USA break video at left side golden VOTE click that then you can vote scotty TTWG red vote click out "thank for your vote" x that then log out above right your name there

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  13. There is no way - repeat no way - I can vote more than once and that was ONE time on Monday. Have tried all these suggestions - still can't vote, says I have already voted no matter what I do.

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    1. same here :( it says that i have already voted -

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  14. I had that problem. I had to clear my brower history and then I was able to vote.

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    1. That does not work for me either. Tried many times.

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    2. I always clear my browser history and it does not work for me. I'm still trying. :(

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    3. use firefox for cmt voting not internet explorer

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    4. clear history all clear recent history clear all mark most of the select to clear. url name mary123 or jane888 add number 222 or 333 or 789 if it say name are use when register cmt use firefox

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  15. VOTING FOR SCOTTY - UPDATE ON WHERE TO VOTE -

    ***VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Also, need HELP on AI Greatest Contestant, 3 days to go!


    2012 CMT Music Awards: VOTE HERE ***

    http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/usa-weekend-breakthrough-video-of-the-year/


    Greatest AI Contestant of All Time: VOTE HERE ***

    http://www.q102.com/pages/ai-brackets/


    CODY PLAYS THE TOP 5: VOTE HERE for WTT

    http://www.cmtradiolive.com/cody-alan-top-5-songs/


    Pure 12-Pack Countdown: VOTE HERE ILYTB & TTWG

    http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_pure_12_pack_countdown/series.jhtml


    93.1 WPOC Most Wanted: VOTE HERE for WTT

    http://www.wpoc.com/pages/mostwanted.html?_show&_show


    Musiqtone The Countdown VOTE HERE for TTWG

    http://www.musiqtone.com/music/thecount/voting_thecountdown.php


    Top 8@8 with Abby: VOTE HERE for WTT

    http://one.wncy.com/stationfiles/shows/top8/index.asp


    Chart Central (Philippines)

    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc//


    Nashville Country Club rating: VOTE HERE (Under new music vote for WTT click on stars)

    http://nashvillecountryclub.com/


    20 New Songs: VOTE HERE

    http://nashvillecountryclub.com/MusicPolls.php?t=nm

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  16. What I do is, sit down at a certain time and go through the above list and vote, then focus on CMT and AI or wherever it lets me vote multiple times - This way I am sure that I vote :)

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  17. Way to go, Scotty - pitch 'em out! lol

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  18. Karee.the voting list is not working ,when you try it doesn't take you to site where you can vote.

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    1. Copy the link -- then paste on your browser -- click and the site should open -- it should work --

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  19. Please vote. David Cook has a substantial lead at this point!!!
    We KNOW Scotty is SOOOOO much better than David. Plus Scotty's
    Fans do know how to vote. :-)

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    1. I have been voting all day and it sure doesn't change much. I bet LA is voting against him and has all her gal friends doing the same.

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    2. I bet I not a fan of hers.

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  20. use firefox cmt voting not internet explorer

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  21. Thank you 6.58 I made the comment at 4.47 I did what you said and it worked thank you so much I needed to get that vote in.

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  22. i'm so glad you got the vote in you should have no problem tomorrow it should just pop up to vote.I hope it gets easier for everyone.

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  23. I do to we need all the votes we can get LA is up for award also a lot of her fans have voted for Scotty but it will be split this time.

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    1. anonymous can all put name so we know who is who talking.

      cmt when clear history clear all select most to clear and i think use firefox and when sign in if no thing for you to vote go to left golden color VOTE click then it out thing red color vote click "thank for you vote" x continue click red vote vote when want stop voting log out clear history. sim

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