In part one of Sports Media 101's interview with Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Andrew Albers, he discussed his journey to the MLB, leaving off discussing the impact his minor league coaches had on him. In the second part of the interview with Albers, he talks to SM101's interviewer Mike Phillips about keys to his game and what's next for him in the season ahead.
As a native Canadian, Albers got to pitch for the Canadian National team in 2011. Albers helped the squad win a Bronze Medal in the Baseball World Cup and a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games. Albers ended up pitching 6.2 innings in the gold medal game for Canada that season. The experience was a positive one for him.
Q: What was it like to pitch for the Canadian national team in 2011?
Albers: That was thrilling. It was a thrilling experience. It’s one of those things where it’s a lot of fun when you get asked or invited to play for your country, and that’s one of those things you don’t take lightly. I really enjoyed that experience, it was a great team atmosphere, we had a lot of success there. It was a lot of fun pitching in the World Cup and then the Pan-Am Games right after that, and we were able to do really well. It was a great summer, one of those times I’ll never forget and it was just a lot of fun.Read more... Join the Conversation...