Greetings from the AFL Kiwi
Hey everyone! My name is Scott Campbell. I’m originally from Auckland, New Zealand. I grew up playing baseball in a country where baseball is not popular and here I am now in the Arizona Fall League competing with the best of the best.
This year for me in Double-A was a real eye-opener. I learned a lot about baseball and how to be competitive on a day-to-day basis. I learned about myself as a player and what I need to do mentally and physically to prepare myself.
I’ve had some really cool opportunities as a baseball player, from the Eastern league All-Star Game in New Hampshire to the Futures Game in Yankee Stadium. So far to date, that was the greatest baseball experience of my life.
Now at the Arizona Fall League, I’m trying to enjoy myself and get to know some of top guys in baseball. I’m looking forward to seeing Brian Matusz. He’s a friend of mine through my brother. Hopefully, I’ll get to face him, but we’ll see what happens.
It’s going to be a real learning experience. I’m going to be playing third base and shortstop, positions I’m not so familiar with, along with my usual spot at second base.
I’m not used to this heat, so I’m learning to hydrate myself. My dad always taught me that one beer after a game will hydrate you better than water. We’ll see…