By Quinn Gruber, Group Sales Assistant
Hey Crawdads Fans!
My name is Quinn Gruber and I am the new Group Sales Intern for your 2013 Hickory Crawdads. I want to use my first blog entry to introduce myself to all the Crawdads fans out there who plan on coming to the park and following the ‘Dads this year. I just arrived Western Carolina last week and have already fallen in love with the area that our ‘Dads call home. Originally, I hail from the opposite side of the US, from the small town of Aptos, California. Aptos is located in Santa Cruz County, about an hour and a half south of San Francisco on the beautiful Monterey Bay. When I was ready to attend college I toyed with the idea of schools all over the country before eventually packing my stuff up and heading north to the University of Oregon, located in the friendly college town of Eugene. The son of a high school basketball coach and third of four children, I grew up a huge sports fan, and that love only grew when I stepped foot in Tracktown USA and became an Oregon Duck. At the U of O, I majored in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. I was also a member of the Warsaw Sports Business Club and Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Like I said, I am a big time sports fan. My favorite teams include the Chicago Bears, the Golden State Warriors, and the Oakland Athletics. Being that we are an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, I suppose I am venturing into a little bit of enemy territory, but as long as we have the same results in the AL West that we did last year, I don’t think that will be a problem! In my spare time I love to play all sports, especially basketball and golf. I also love to travel the country, so I am hoping that living in a new area will allow me to explore even more places that I have yet to see!
Thanks for checking in Crawdads fans, and I hope to see you all out at the ballpark to enjoy America’s pastime this season!
Quinn is beginning his first season as a group sales assistant with the Crawdads. A native of Aptos, California, outside of Santa Cruz, he is a 2012 graduate of the University of Oregon, earning a degree in Political Science.