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Crabs Q & A: Ivory Thomas

Crabs Q & A
#30 Ivory Thomas, Crabs Center Fielder
By Kylee Chandler/Special Events Coordinator
ARCATA 2011

Q: Why do you play baseball?

A: I enjoy doing it. I like coming out and competing everyday and I like the people I get to meet in my journeys. 

Q: Which player or person most inspired you to be the best baseball player you could be?

A: My cousin Tony Miranda. He played at Fullerton (where I play) and was part of the National Championship team in the 90’s. I hang out with him a lot.

Q: What has been the highlight of your baseball career so far?

A: Going through a complete season this year, I was able to go without injury.

Q: Many baseball players have been given a nickname do you have one?

A: The team calls me Darkness both here and in Fullerton.

Q: Who is your favorite professional baseball team?

A: Dodgers

Q: After summer is over what is next for you?

A: Back to school.

Q: What are your plans for life after college?

A: I want to play baseball hopefully, but if I don’t I want to enter the probation field, criminal law.

Q: How have you adjusted to life in Humboldt coming from the LA area?

A: It’s a lot different. The weather in fact, I kind of hate it because it’s always cold. The community is pretty good, everybody is pretty nice. It’s real peaceful up here no city life.

Q: Many are saying that you are the fan favorite of this season, why do you think that is?

A: I don’t know. I just enjoy playing so maybe that shows and they appreciate that.

Q: What is the story behind the white baseball glove?

A: Actually one of my buddies had me get it during season and I asked my coach at Fullerton if I could use it, he said it was ok, but we were kind of struggling so I didn’t want to bring it out and have it be bad luck.

Q: You have a black glove too so how did you decide between the two?

A: I don’t think white goes with all white jerseys so I try to color coordinate.

Q: Complete this sentence: When I’m not playing baseball, you would find me _______.

A: Probably in my bed sleeping.