What it's Like to Be a Professional Baseball Player--Part 1
August 17, 2022
Lots of kids dream of growing up to become pro athletes. Joe Biagini actually became one. He has pitched in the major leagues for the Houston Astros, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Chicago Cubs, and minor league teams as well. He was even part of a pitching team that performed an historic no-hitter for the Astros. In this raw, revealing, humorous interview (part 1 of 2) , Joe reveals the insecurities that have plagued him since childhood, and shares techniques he has used to battle them. He also details how he ended up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon--a fantastical daydream from many years before.
In this episode:
- Joe's childhood dreams (02:04)
- How baseball helped him deal with his insecurities (05:55)
- Mental techniques he has used pitching at the professional level (10:35)
- Teamwork and chemistry in pro baseball (20:58)
- How he ended up on The Tonight Show (24:43)
Want to know more about Joe?
- Link to his appearance on The Tonight Show: https://globalnews.ca/news/3076825/jimmy-fallon-rights-wrong-with-blue-jays-pitcher-joe-biagini/
- Funny moments from TV interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp4NV5DbIBg
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