March 13, 2012

"Idol" Winner Back on the Mound

Last year at this time, I suggested that high school pitcher Scotty McCreery from Garner, North Carolina could be "bigger than Bryce Harper".

And you know what, after winning American Idol, touring with Brad Paisley and grabbing the American Country Awards' New Artist trophy...he might be so far.

But here's the best part...he's back on the bump, baby!

This past weekend, the now-high school senior took to the mound for the Garner Trojans and pitched a scoreless, no-hit seventh inning...and even struck out two!

"It feels good just to come out here and just get back on the field," McCreery told the News & Observer. "I thought my curveball worked well. But today was just about the team. I'm glad to help out the team in any way possible."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/11/1922923/idol-winner-scotty-mccreery-happy.html#storylink=cpy

And even though he was watched by close to 30 million viewers during last May's finale of "American Idol", the 18-year-old crooner apparently hasn't let the fame get to his head...dude lent his help to cleaning up the field following the game.

"It means a lot to still be a part of this," McCreery said. "It's still playing with my friends, just being back home. I'm blessed to have this opportunity."

Next for McCreery?  My guess would be graduation, but if you're looking to scratch that itch...check out his website for tour information.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/11/1922923/idol-winner-scotty-mccreery-happy.html#storylink=cpy


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Kid.

Anonymous said...

He's a true American Idol!

Anonymous said...

He's a true American Idol!

Anonymous said...

He's a great role model and an American Idol.

Dick Nuggets said...

I'm sure he's realizing that the bible belt vote on AI is what got him through and that he really isn't a good singer. Should probably get used to maintaining fields since his career will most likely become something like that.

Anonymous said...

If his record sales are any indication, this kid has got the goods to stick around for more than a minute.

Anonymous said...

Just saw him in Tacomoa with Mr. BP and TBP. Unless you are tone def you would know the boy can sing.

Anonymous said...

@Dick Nuggets: Why so bitter, man? You think just 'cuz someone's from the Bible Belt they can't sing? Y'all better wake up! And props to Scotty for keeping his priorities straight.

Schultzy said...

Good for him. I'm glad he hasn't let the fame get to his head. Everyone is saying that he only won because of female voters, and I sort of agree with that, but he has skills too. Go Scotty!

Anonymous said...

You just can't beat coming home!

Anonymous said...

ONGRATS SCOTTY. I'm a northern Michigan fan, and sincerely believe you have what it takes to be an outstanding performer and and a great American.

Anonymous said...

What a little girl

Anonymous said...

Good for him, BUT how is he eligible? He has multiple endorsement deals and has done commercials. Maybe North Carolina doesn't have rules but most states and the NCAA would not allow it.

Anonymous said...

As long as he doesn't sign with an agent or an agency for the sport he is playing in, for this case "baseball", he is still considered an amateur. There have been or even are NCAA football players that have played minor league baseball and then returned/enrolled in college and played collegiate level football. So because he is a singer and gets paid for it does not do anything to his athletic eligibility.

Anonymous said...

I realize that we all have critics, however, just because you might not like his music, don't belittle his God given talents whether it is singing or playing baseball. Way to go Scottie! Don't let negative people steal your joy.

Anonymous said...

He's still in high school dummy. NCAA has no jurisdiction over that. Geez people, education is so important.

Anonymous said...

High school or college, a professional career in music does not make you ineligible to play sports. He is no professional athlete. Also, his endorsements and commercials are not based on any athletic fame, so anything there is totally irrelevent.

Anonymous said...

@Dick Nuggets Have you not realized yet that he has already earned more than you can earn in your lifetime?
Bay Area,CA Fan of Scotty

Allen said...

@Dick Nuggets; who abused you for such a negative outlook on life?

Our success is directly proportionate to our efforts, what was yours?

Allen said...

@Dick Nuggets; Our success is directly proportionate to our efforts, what was yours?

We know Scotty's....

Anonymous said...

Endorsments and money mean nothing unless they come from PLAYING baseball. There are many athletes that go into the MLB right out of high school and then come back to play college football if baseball did not pan out. One such example was Heisman trophy winner Chris Weinke at FSU. There are others, just cant think of them off the top of my head

Anonymous said...

I think @Dick Nuggets will probably end up mowing Scotty's lawn!

DUMB@SS

rdybety said...

Why can't people just accept that Scotty is just a nice person, that his family raised him to be a good person! I guess unhappy, jealous people will alway belittle someone who has achieved their dream. Go Scotty, love your cd, and yes, I voted for u on Idol!!!

Angie3761 said...

I think that Scotty's decision to play baseball with his team mates and going to his high school graduation is AWESOME!
I dont believe the things people put online and in those awful entertainment papers, However, I do believe what I have seen & heard from Scotty in interviews. I feel he has Good people giving him advice and backing him and I also feel that Scotty has a good head on his shoulders and will make the right decisions for his future.
Stay true to who you are, Scotty and you will always be America's Idol. Angie

jimstj said...

@Dick Nuggets...

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

You obviously decided to remove all doubt.

I feel sorry for you, and sorrier for the people that have to deal with you on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

Dick Nuggets you sound very bitter, perhaps the Bible belt and all others who were taught "do unto other's as you would have done unto you" will pray for you. Why do you feel you need to pick on a KID who's trying to make something of himself?
What's wrong with mowing lawns? Do you think less of a person who picks up your trash? I thank God for those who do the jobs I don't care to do. And if I need to have my lawn mowed, I hope there's someone just like Scotty who's willing to mow it.