Q-and-A with Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central
May 14, 2012 10:08PM
Cailey Baker, of Plainfield Central
Updated: June 16, 2012 8:10AM
Baker, a senior catcher, enjoys making bracelets and dream catchers and likes art.
The Southwest Prairie Conference race has been close this season. What’s it been like to be challenged so often?
It’s been kind of tight and it can go any way at any time. But it makes for great competition, is more interesting and more fun.
What’s the best thing about being a catcher?
I’ve been catching pretty much my whole life. As much as I complain about bruises, I like to show them off and know how I got them. It’s a tough position and not everyone can do it. But I like to call the pitches. It puts a deeper thought behind the game.
When you come back to Plainfield Central five years from now, what’s the first story you’ll tell about coach Anne Campbell?
She dances a lot of times at our games. You wouldn’t expect her to be fun, because she’s serious a lot of the time. But she knows how to joke around and have fun.
If you could have one player from another local school on your team, who would it be?
Jackie Lilek from Minooka. She used to play on my travel team, the Stone City Sharks, and we’re still good friends. I’d love to have her on my school team. We always hug after every game.
What’s your favorite music?
I listen to a lot of country and soft rock. My favorite bands are Daughtry and Barenaked Ladies, but my favorite song is “100 Years” by Five for Fighting.
If you could take one celebrity to prom, who would it be?
Channing Tatum. Because he’s gorgeous and that’s enough said.
As told to Randy Whalen