After spending September of 2011 with San Francisco and making the Opening Day roster this year, Brett Pill finds himself back with Fresno with an opportunity to improve his game and try to top a 25 HR, 107 RBI Triple A-performance a season ago. I sat down with him Friday night in Sacramento to talk about baseball, life in the minor leagues and what he’s doing to be productive in Triple A.
Let’s start things off lightly. Tell me about your Twitter name, @PillzRgood. What’s the story behind that?
It was spring training and we had “Dumb and Dumber” on the TV and I just had the standard @BrettPill6 or whatever it was and I heard that line [from the movie] and thought, “hey, why not?”
How do you think social media has had an impact on your career, especially with regards to the fan interaction?
You know, I had no idea about it. I tried to, I guess, stay away from it but we had FanFest up in San Francisco and saw what kind of fan base the Giants have and saw a few guys with it so I thought I’d try it out and, you know, it’s unbelievable. Last night we had fans come to the game and say something on Twitter like , “hey were going to be at the game.” It makes it a little easier for fans to get to know you and to send out what kind of message you want to have out there.
You’ve been on just about every minor league team in the Giants system. Tell me about some of your favorite teammates you’ve had a chance to get to know.