With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Norwalk football and baseball player Kyle Gordon.
TRR: Now that you have been home a couple of weeks are you starting to get a little stir crazy?
KG: Definitely. It’s hard, especially with us used to being active and going into the season to now not having much to do or being limited in the daily things I am used to doing. I’m trying to work around it and do some athletic stuff around the house. Pushups, sit-ups, pull-ups, or going out for jogs a couple of days of the week. I’m trying to get back on track even though things are limited right now.
TRR: What do you miss most about baseball season?
KG: Being with the team. That team bond. I miss the guys. Hopefully if things turn out OK at the end, something good will come out of this. I miss being on the field with my teammates and thinking about how we are supposed to be having our first game against Brien McMahon on Saturday.
TRR: Your coach Pete Tucci retired and you have a new coach, Ryan Mitchell. Were you all excited to get started on the transition?
KG: Having coach Tucci for the last three years, he’s a great coach and a great role model, a great person to look up to. Things changed and with Coach Mitchell, he’s been there with us the last three years so he’s not new to the team. Great coach, great person to be around and someone with a lot of energy. We still have high hopes for the season. He changed a couple things up and we were going into the season hoping to make it to the FCIAC and state playoffs.
TRR: Now that you have extra free time are you doing anything you haven’t done before?
RG: One thing which I never thought about before is my diet. I’ve had a lot of time to start eating healthy when it comes to proteins and carbohydrates. Also doing things around the house like I said before with pushups and pull-ups, curls, stuff like that. It’s limited but I’m doing the most I can.
TRR: Outside of baseball is there anything else you are concerned about not having the chance to do if you don’t get back to school?
KG: I think I speak for most seniors and senior athletes here and around Connecticut, going back to school is one of my top priorities. Just to get all this over with by the summer so all kids of all ages can have the fun they usually do.