Sunday, April 20, 2014

Player Profile: Nick Bierbrodt

I have four cards of Nick Bierbrodt. This one is from 2002 Topps.

Playing career: Nick Bierbrodt pitched for the Diamondbacks, Devil Rays and Indians from 2001 to 2004. In 38 games he went 6-9 with a 6.66 ERA.

Interesting facts: In spring training of 2002 Bierbrodt was making a late-night Hardee’s run when he got into a verbal exchange with a youth on a bicycle, complaining that his rap music was too loud. The youth shot Bierbrodt three times in the arm and abdomen. Bierbrodt missed the entire 2002 season but made a full recovery.

In 2011 Bierbrodt married the widow of his former Rays teammate Joe Kennedy.

Where he is now: He is a firefighter (Evans Fire District) and youth baseball coach (Boulder Bisons) in Colorado.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is seventh when you type Nick Bier, between Nick Biershenk Ole Miss, referring to the school’s Assistant Golf Coach, and Nick Biere, a Field Engineer at MA Mortenson. Another prominent Nick Bierbrodt is a Technology Consulting Associate at McGladrey.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Greg Biercevicz.

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