An interview with St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alan Ahmady

Alan Ahmady, a pitcher for the Palm Beach Cardinals, recently joined Redbird Rants for an interview.

Jun 15, 2008; Omaha, NE, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs infielder Alan Ahmady (9) looks on after scoring in the second inning against the Rice Owls during the 2008 NCAA College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. Image Credit: Robert J. Meyer-US PRESSWIRE


Daniel Solzman: Alan, thanks for joining Redbird Rants today. How are things treating you in Palm Beach?

Alan Ahmady: Everything is going really well I enjoy playing in Palm Beach.

Daniel Solzman: At Fresno State, what was the whole 2008 College World Series run like and how did it feel to be apart of the national championship team?

Alan Ahmady: I’ll never forget 2008. Growing up I’d watch the CWS every year and wish one day I’d get the chance to be a part of it. We had a very special run that season and what we accomplished in Omaha was surreal and I still think back and can not believe we won a National Championship.

Daniel Solzman: How did playing for Coach Batesole prepare you for professional baseball?

Alan Ahmady: Coach Batesole ran our team very similar to how my pro ball coaches run things. Looking back on it now, I appreciate all the things that he taught us about having a routine and how to get ourselves prepared for games outside of team practice.

Daniel Solzman: What’s Johnny Rodriguez like as a manager?

Alan Ahmady: I really enjoy playing for Johnny. He emphasizes on fundamentals and effort. I’ve learned that when you play the game hard, things tend to go your way more often.

Daniel Solzman: How has Hitting Coach Jeff Albert helped with your hitting?

Alan Ahmady: Jeff is great. He never tries to change your mechanics. He’s in the cage with us for hours each day helping us tune our individual swings.

Daniel Solzman: What’s a day in the life like during the season?

Alan Ahmady: A typical day is get up at 10 AM, get a bite to eat, weights at 11 AM, have lunch, back to the ballpark around 1pm for my early cage routine, pregame and BP at 3 PM until we play the game at 6:30 PM.

Daniel Solzman: Thanks again for joining us. Any final words for the best fans in baseball?

Alan Ahmady: Cardinals fans are awesome. They know the game of baseball and make it exciting to be a Cardinal. I look forward to the day I get the opportunity to play in front of them at Busch Stadium.

Topics: Alan Ahmady, Interview, Palm Beach Cardinals, Prospects

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