The K Zone
July 12th 2017
Interviewed By Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy: I was wondering when you go from high school, minor leagues, to the majors, what was the biggest challenge when you reach each stage?
Ty Kelly: The biggest challenge at each stage is dealing with the new surroundings. You want to fit in and help the team at first and then work up to standing out and being a key player on the team.
Mike Duffy: What have you done best this season?
Ty Kelly: My best moment this season was getting a go-ahead pinch hit double against Chris Sale.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite thing about being a Philly?
Ty Kelly: My favorite thing about Philly is all the history here and getting to explore the museums.
Mike Duffy: Do you miss anything from the mets?
Ty Kelly: I miss the guys with the team and the city itself. It’s an amazing place to play every day.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Ty Kelly: I have a lot of hobbies. I enjoy making music, writing, and outdoor activities during the offseason in San Diego.
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Ty Kelly: My favorite player growing up was Chipper Jones. He was a switch-hitting infielder like me.
Mike Duffy: Who has been the hardest pitcher you have faced?
Ty Kelly: The toughest pitcher I’ve ever faced was probably Yordano Ventura in the minor leagues.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite stadium?
Ty Kelly: My favorite stadium to play in is AT&T Park in San Francisco. I grew up close to it and it is beautiful.
Mike Duffy: What are your favorite movies and tv shows?
Ty Kelly: My favorite movie is “Inglourious Basterds” and favorite show is “Seinfeld.”
Mike Duffy: Do you have a motto or a thing to do to get you out of a rough time?
Ty Kelly: If I’m struggling I try to step back and look at the bigger picture.
Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball?
Ty Kelly: I didn’t know how good I was at baseball until my sophomore year of college when I transferred to UC Davis and had a lot of success.
Mike Duffy: Whats your favorite thing about being a utility guy?
Ty Kelly: My favorite thing about being a utility guy being used in a bunch of different facets. It never gets boring!
Mike Duffy: Whats the hardest thing about being a utility guy?
Ty Kelly: The hardest thing is not knowing when or where you’ll go into the game every day.
Mike Duffy: What are your hopes for the Phillies?
Ty Kelly: My hopes for the Phillies are that I get to stick around and help out a team of young guys as they grow into successful big leaguers.
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