“The Raptor” Brent Suter can add another title to his resume; soon-to-be Children’s Author.
The Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher joined the “Locked on Brewers” podcast this week with Vinny Rottino and Dom Cotroneo. They covered a variety of topics including his pitching style, the origin of his nickname and his passion for the environment.
Surprise! Today's episode features an interview with the one and only Brent Suter (@bruter24).
We catch up to talk about the season, what he relies on for success in his roles, and of course some impressions too.
— Locked On Brewers (@LockedOnBrewers) February 21, 2022
Suter Podcast Reveal
During the podcast, Suter dropped a subtle but important tidbit. He plans on writing a children’s book. While talking about his love for the environment and all the work he does, he said the following: “Don’t wanna spoil it too much, but I’ve got a kid’s book with environmental messaging that is in the works right now”.
The environmental talk starts at about the 30-minute mark, but the entire podcast is a must-listen. Especially when we are in times of almost no baseball news and a continued lockout. Suter will actually be in-person this week to represent the players and hopefully get baseball started soon.
Brent Suter expected, too.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) February 21, 2022
Before getting a shot in the MLB farm system, number 35 had plans to become a teacher. His wife was a teacher before their son was born, and Brent was actually a substitute teacher during his first four minor league seasons. That love of teaching must have been a part of the inspiration for the book.
During an interview with Milwaukee Magazine last year, it was revealed that Suter has experience writing. He wrote a book for his son called “The Legend of Binky Bandit” involving their dog and his son’s pacifier. It doesn’t look it was ever officially published. Could this book be related to this previous idea, or something completely new?
Suter And The Environment
Suter graduated from Harvard as an environmental science major. He uses his platform as a player to help out as much as he can, and has partnered with multiple environmental causes. He’s an ambassador for Players for the Planet, and even helped create exclusive UW school environmental programs.
During the 2021 season, Suter helped raise $44K with S.C. Johnson for environmental causes. That’s because for every save the Brewers had, $1K would go to those causes. Suter had one of those saves. So basically, Josh Hader raised a lot of money for the environment. But it was still Suter’s passion and connections that helped put it together.
Suter Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
Brent has now also been nominated for the Roberto Clemente award two years in a row. The award recognizes players for their character both on and off the field. He wasn’t the overall winner of the award, but to be nominated as the player on the Brewers for two straight years definitely says something. Suter lost out to Nelson Cruz last year and Adam Wainwright in 2020.
If Suter’s book is released this year, he could easily be nominated for a third straight year and be a frontrunner to win. He has one of the coolest nicknames in sports, has one of the most unique pitching styles in today’s game and will soon be able to say he’s an author. The Brewers are lucky to have such a great player and person.
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