Indians bat boy Joe Donato is majoring in psychology at Bowling Green State University. TribeVibe recently caught up with Joe to discuss his duties as a Major League bat boy.
TribeVibe: What sports have you played?
Joe Donato: I played catcher and second base in baseball, and for football, I played running back and safety.
TV: Describe a typical day as a bat boy.
JD: I’ll get here around 4 p.m. and do batting practice — shag the balls and work with the coaches to make sure they get all the balls that they need. Then I’ll set up for the game. Come game time, I am in charge of making sure the players have their bats and anything they might need during the game. After the game, we clean up.
TV: What is it like sprinting from the bullpen to the dugout?
JD: Running from the bullpen to the…
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