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Tribe 20 Questions with Tadd Bower
Updated: Wednesday 08/23/2011 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
Good history of draft picks and strong baseball in the two years prior to my decision.

Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
Arrive at the field at 2:00 for a 7:00 game and normally throw some J. Cole on in the locker room while I heat and stretch.  Then I normally hit one to two buckets of balls off the tee before everyone gets there and we start our team pre game.

Q: What are some community activities you or your team have done?
Diabetes Walk, Eating Disorder Walk, Reading Day at New Kent Elementary.

Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
Kinesiology because I have a strong interest in strength and conditioning aspects of athletic training in combination with nutrition.

Q: Describe your dream job:
Pro Baseball.

Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
Definitely soccer, my best friend Andrew Mahan is on the team now and really got me into the sport when I was a senior in high school and I have loved it ever since.

Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Who knows, that's a long way down the road. Probably Sean Aiken, whatever that guy does he has the mentality to be a successful person.

Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
A chinchilla.

Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"Sometimes people put up walls not to keep people out, but to find out who cares enough to knock them down." And then probably anything J. Cole raps or sings about, it's all easily comparable to real life for me.

Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
It was Italian until I got on this diet with Coach Marmon, so now primarily any chicken or steak.

Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
LSU was a pretty cool experience I don't really take vacations. But I have always wanted to go out to the west coast and see what it's like out there.

Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I would most likely have lunch with J Cole or Robinson Cano because they both thoroughly inspire and intrigue me. J Cole is just a very intelligent guy who I would like to know his thoughts on things in life and how he became so successful. Robinson Cano on the other hand has emerged as a superstar so I would love to sit down and pick his brain about his approaches and philosophies on hitting.

Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
Hopefully be an athlete like I've always dreamt of and can inspire kids the same way Robinson Cano, Lebron James, and guys like them have inspired me to work hard because you only live once.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I have a real soft spot for animals. We currently have a chinchilla, about ten fish, and a dog in our house.

Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
I wouldn't say I have a bucket list, I just strive to be as successful as possible in life and hopefully that can open doors to some unique opportunities that would be on a bucket list if I had one.

Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
I have a really good memory as far as school and studying goes.

Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
DatDudeBP AKA Brandon Phillips and J. Cole.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
Work ethic, I just can't stand people who are lazy and look for results and things to be handed to them.

Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Failure terrifies me more than anything in life.

Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
My sophomore year of high school I was called up to varsity and hitting about .170 and at the time I hated baseball and the confidence it had taken out of me. That summer I took off from playing legion and decided then that I was going to put everything I had into the game and working out. The following year I made huge strides and ended up hitting .350 and the aspect of hard work has stuck with me for years since then.











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