Getting Back on the Field
J.C. Field ended his Missouri career with a bang, with a home run in his final at bat. But the Tiger catcher couldn't call it quits. "Mizzou baseball is obviously something that I love," Field said. "Something that is a big part of my life, and I wanted to stay involved as much as possible."
Field took his game off the field. He went from calling games behind the plate as a Tiger to calling games in the broadcast booth as an analyst for KTGR radio."There's times in the radio broadcast where I won't say anything because number one I'll either be really nervous or really angry," Field confessed.
When he's not talking, he's learning in the booth. "What I eventually want to do is end up coaching at the Division I level," Field explains. "And I thought this would be a great opportunity to watch the coaches in action, stay close to it, and kind of see the game from a different view, from the press box view."
And Field is back on the field next week. He leaves to play for the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League. "Because I love baseball so much," Field said, "I just want to keep playing as long as I can until pretty much they say 'You're too old,' or 'You're not good enough,' or whatever the case may be."
Whether it's in the booth, running a team, or on the field J.C. belongs in baseball. Field, known for his defense at Mizzou, threw out 28 percent of runners attempting to steal during his senior season.