In this episode, Brian Butterfield shares his story of growing up on campus at the University of Maine where his father, Jack, was the baseball coach. We recorded this conversation deep in the gallows of Fenway Park and in it we talk about Brian's minor league career as a player and then his coaching career with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, and now the Red Sox. We talk about everything from Derek Jeter to the odd angles around the wall at Fenway Park to the advice Brian has for young players today if they want to be successful. Brian brings great insight and a unique perspective as a Mainer who has reached the pinnacle of his profession yet is as humble as they come.
This episode is sponsored by the Maine Science Festival, coming to Bangor in March. Please visit www.mainesciencefestival.org for more information.
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