Getting His Swings In
Dave McMahon -- How are these World Series games going for you and the team?
Gordon Beckham -- I am playing good. I am having good at-bats. The team also looks good. I am really excited. A lot of people are going to say we are rebuilding, but I think we are going to surprise some people.
DM -- Do you consider yourself a contact hitter or a power hitter?
GB -- A little bit of both. I strike out too much to be too much of a contact hitter.
DM -- Towards the end of the year last season, you slumped a little, how do you make sure that doesn't happen again?
GB -- My approach is a lot different. Physically I am bigger. I gained 10 pounds from last year. I weigh 180 now. I am also a lot more mentally prepared from last year.
DM -- What is the offseason like for you?
GB -- I decided not to play in the Cape Cod League this summer. Instead I stayed here and trained and helped out at camps.
DM -- No more Josh Morris, no Joey Side, Jason Jacobs, Bobby Felmy, Kyle Keen...etc, etc, etc... who besides you will supply the power for this team?
GB -- Our freshman catcher, Joey Lewis hits a lot of homers. He has a good approach every at-bat. Robbins can hit, Jake Crane and also Wyatt. There will be a few that can do it.
DM -- Who looks like the front runner to replace your double play partner, Matthew Dunn at second base?
GB -- It will probably go to Mike Freeman. He is good in the field. He is very smooth and we have good chemistry.
DM -- Your father played quarterback at South Carolina, did you two make any side bets when Georgia faced the Gamecocks in football earlier this season?
GB -- I went back to Atlanta and watched the game with him. There were no bets involved, but we did have a good time.
DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck next season.
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