Around the Horn With K.C. Abney
Nov. 18, 2013
Memphis will field a 2014 squad that features 11 newcomers. GoTigersGo.com introduces you to pitcher K.C. Abney as part of the Around the Horn series of question and answers with newcomers.
Abney is a sophomore pitcher from Bartlett that joined the Tigers after playing one season at East Mississippi Community College.
Question 1: Why did you choose to play for the Tigers?
K.C.: They have a great facility and I wanted to play in my hometown.
Question 2: What's been the biggest adjustment you've had to make to adjust to the college game?
K.C.: Definitely the pace of the game. It's been a huge step up.
Question 3: Whose your favorite MLB player, and why?
K.C.: Mariano Rivera but he just retired. I haven't figured out a new one.
Question 4: If you didn't play baseball, what sport would you choose to play, and why?
K.C.: Basketball because of the intensity and adrenaline of it. I used to play but I'm too short.
Question 5: What's your favorite thing to do when you're not on the field?
Question 6: What's your favorite restaurant in Memphis?
K.C.: Central BBQ
Question 7: How did you get started playing baseball?
K.C.: When I was four years old it was kinda forced upon me because of my parents but then I fell in love with it.
Question 8: What's your favorite TV show?
Question 9: What would be your favorite walkup song?
K.C.: Maybe Walking in Memphis. That's what it was at my last school.
Question 10: What country would you most like to visit?
K.C.: Italy because of the history.
Question 11: What parts of your game are you trying to improve?
K.C.: The physical part of the game - getting stronger.
Question 12: Who is the guy in the clubhouse that keeps it most upbeat?
K.C.: Ford Wilson
Question 13: What was the nickname of your first little league team?
Question 14: If you could have one superpower which would you choose?
K.C.: To fly
Question 15: At which store would you like to max out a credit card?
K.C.: Chevy dealership
Question 16: What's the farthest you've been from home?
K.C.: Cancun, Mexico
Question 17: What's the least favorite thing about yourself?
K.C.: I can't grow a beard
Question 18: If you were selecting movies for a bus trip, what would you pick first?
K.C.: Rookie of the Year
Question 19: What's the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
K.C.: Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie. I actually know every word to it.
Question 20: Can you dance?
K.C.: Yes I can. I happen to think I can dance.
Question 21: What's your favorite dance?
K.C.: The dougie
Question 22: Dream date?
K.C.: Jessica Biel