On July 7th, the heat wave that New York had been experiencing for quite some time finally decided to calm. McDonough Park and the Geneva Redwings hosted Military Appreciation night. All veterans and those men and women still serving were admitted in free to the game. Recruiters set themselves up outside the park to answer questions and also gather donations in the name of Blue Star Mothers. Fans were treated to a fun exhibition game between the hometown Red Wings and the Syracuse Salt Cats and prior to the game, I sat down with utility man, #22 Ben Griffin.
Ben comes to Geneva by way of the bright lights of Los Angeles, California and attends UC Davis. Family is very important to Ben, saying that when he’s not playing baseball, he’s with them. You can find him on the golf course often with his brother and father, as well as spending time with his little sister. He considers himself a big gamer, preferring games such as 2K, MLB The Show, and Fortnite. For a young man, I was very impressed when he told me his favorite movie. The perfect movie to him has a little bit of action along with a touch of Romance. Braveheart, to him, is the perfect mix of the two genres. Music was another interesting topic as Ben openly admitted to growing up with the music of Justin Bieber, however he also loves Post Malone as he’s gotten older.
Being that he is from Cali, Ben is a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Ben however is a big fan of Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees, also holding the distinction of going to the same high school as Stanton. Stantons swing is what Ben enjoys watching most and he tries his best to emulate it.
Like most of his teammates, Bens life is currently taken over by baseball and again like most, he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’d like to one day play in the major leagues either for his hometown Dodgers or any team. Thank you for taking the time and joining me for this edition of Charlie’s Corner.