Band Practice

       As hard as we work, especially in the Twins organization, we as baseball players have a lot of free time. A typical day in Spring Training has you showing up to the field around 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., and has you leaving by about 4:30 p.m. That’s a good 6 or 7 hours a day to just chill. 
       I would venture out to say that the most popular way of passing time for players is playing video games. I’ve never really understood why. I personally hate playing them, and am glad that I do. The same goes with watching T.V. Something inside of me, probably stemming from growing up in Castaic, CA, just won’t let me sit around inside. Most of my free time goes to fishing, bothering Delmon to do something, and, now that the season is nearly here, making (trying to make) music. 
       With that being said, it’s time to introduce you to the most kick a** band of all time. Well, besides Led Zeppelin of course. 
        Last year Dustin Martin, Drew Butera, Toby Gardenhire, and myself formed a supergroup for the ages………. (Actually we just started messing around and ended up sounding pretty cool). We named ourselves The Beach Bums, drawing influence from the way Drew and I decorated the basement where we lived. The chemistry was there right off the bat, and let’s just say that New Britain had no idea what hit them.
       We’ve been going strong ever since, and today we had our second band practice of the year. Dustin and I strummed the guitar, while Toby, our singer/lyricist, conjured up some verses. Drew is more of an off the stage band member. We call him our manager, but I wouldn’t hesitate for one second to bring him on stage with some bongoes and/or cowbell. 
        All in all it was a great day. Here’s a small sample of a song we are working on called “Wave”. I’ve just recently discovered the software GarageBand on my Mac, so we are going to start recording more and more. Wave.mp3
        So that’s pretty much it for today, let me know what you think of the music. This is just a rough cut, but you should be able to get the picture. 
        And in case you were wondering, Delmon doesn’t play video games either, and he told me today that he wants to start fishing. Wish me luck. 


  1. twins_girl

    Hey Trevor!
    Wow, you guys are really good, guitar sounds great. Everything sounds great, I cant wait to hear more! Especially when Toby sings! Thats awesome that you guys formed your own band. Good luck with everything!
    Thanks for the blog!

  2. juliasrants

    Trevor – great job for only the second practice. It’s good to see you guys put your free time to such a creative use. And good luck fishing! I look forward to hearing more of the Beach Bums! Oh – bongos for Drew; no cow bells!

    Good luck and stay healthy in camp!



    Pretty good stuff Trevor, I don’t think that you have to worry about not having a interesting blog anymore, like you mentioned in the first post. The band sounds legit, won’t lie you guys got some potential. I’m doing a summer internship with the Red Wings so I’ll probably see you around Frontier.



    Pretty good start for the year thus far – and looking for more of how the season goes in your Blog. Of course, I’m sure Rochester will offer you some opportunity to be creative and generate some great stories. In the event you run of of ideas, let me suggest another trip to the border and N. Falls ! …. Never a dull moment on and off the field, look forward to reading more about your year! Best of luck this season and look forward to catching up with you.. Meesh


    Hey Trevor~

    Great blog! Very interesting! I had no idea this was on the site, wish I would have discovered it earllier on. Wow…you guys sound really good! Looking forward to hearing more. So…have you done any fishing in Rochester? Good luck tonight..I’ll be cheering you guys on!!!

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