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Published On: October 10th, 2014

JP Moran – Illinois-Chicago
2003 Rochester Honkers
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What’s your favorite memory while playing for the Rochester Honkers?
JPM: Favorite memory is when we’d take pregame BP – and turn BP into a home run derby.

What's your favorite non playing memory from your time with the Rochester Honkers (Host Family, Experience, Bus Ride, etc.)
JPM: My host family was awesome!  Still in touch with them today.  Marnie/Jeff/John/Mary/Grace/Luke Bigler – that family was the highlight of the summer and I’d say 99% of my memories from that summer were times spent with the Bigler family.

Who was your favorite teammate when you played for the Rochester Honkers and why?
JPM: Joe (catcher) – can’t remember his last name.  Played at Wichita State.  Witty, smart-ass kind of guy and we clicked. 

What has happened to you since you left Rochester and what are you doing now?
JPM: Worked as a personal trainer in Chicago, IL for 7 years – ran my own business(entrepreneur).  Currently I’m the General Manager for a packaging company in Pleasant Prairie, WI – LMI Packaging Solutions.

What was your biggest realization while playing for the Rochester Honkers?
Kinda strange realization, but it was that there were bigger and better things out there for me then baseball.  I realized the life of a bus traveling baseball player may not be what I thought it was.  Great summer – don’t get me wrong, but I missed the city.  I missed the energy, the people, the freedom, made me appreciate Chicago and made me realize that there were things that were more exciting to me than Baseball – which had been life to that point. 

Do you stay in contact with former teammates? If so, who?
I really don’t – no.