Special Guest: Derek Holland

Holland LumberKings Rangers.jpgThe interview that many have been waiting for, including myself.  Today I catch up with former LumberKings’ ace left-hander Derek Holland.  After occupying the seat behind me on the bus for half a Midwest League season just a year ago, Holland has risen to the Texas Rangers bullpen and now starting rotation in a way that can only be described as meteoric.

Holland talks about his time in Clinton, rising through the Rangers ranks, donning that #45 for the first time in Toronto, his goals for his first pro season, even a bit about being the man with the pink backpack.

Listen Here: 
Derek Holland Interview 6.1.09.mp3
 

Some more photos of Holland that I took at last year’s All-Star Game:


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2008 MWL All-Star MVP Tim Smith (left) and Holland represented the West last season.


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Holland tosses to fellow ’08 LumberKing and West All-Star Jose Felix.

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1 Comment

He looks like such a little kid! Good luck to him!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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