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Pause for a quick Pit Stop with the Akron Racers
Welcome to Pit Stop, a special feature where we slow things down in the offices of the Akron Racers and give you a chance to learn more about the people off the field and behind the scenes in the Akron Racers organization.
Meet Carl Smith, a summer staff member for the Akron Racers, working in the ticket department. Carl is a student at Kent State University. 

Take a read and learn more about Carl . . .

Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what is it?

What sport are you best at?

What is your favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones, South Park

Favorite movie?


What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?

Cats, Girls whispering, Gossip

What was your first car?
My mom’s Honda… still driving it.

Where did you go to college & what did you study?
Still at Kent State. Studying Political Science and Business Management

Do you have any pets?
At home I have a dog (golden doodle) named Copper.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working in Sports or Political Science, preferably in a management position.

How did you get started working in sports?
Played sports all my life, started reffing lacrosse games for youth league.

What famous actor would play you in a movie?
Arnold Schwarzenegger. In his prime.  People have told me I sound like Matt Damon though.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Italy, no question.

Do you have any weird habits?
Before game time, I straddle each end of the cage (goal) before the face-off. (Lacrosse).

Who have you met that is famous?

Andrew Phillips

Do you collect anything?

Soccer Jerseys. Started that in Italy.

Aside from working with the Racers, what is the best job you’ve ever had?

YMCA youth councilor.

If you weren’t working in sports, what would you want to be doing?

Working in a political think tank, or trying to lobby in DC.

Favorite restaurant in Ohio?
I love food, so Angelo’s Pizza, Aladdin’s… you can’t go wrong with me.

Favorite 2011 Racers memory?
When I pinched hit and slammed a game winning home run.

What are you most looking forward to during the 2012 Racers season?
Winning on the field and in the ticket office.

Favorite baseball team?
Cleveland Indians

NPF Championship Series – Who is in it, who is winning it?

Akron obviously

5 things most people don’t know about you:

My front top six teeth are fake. (bad genetics and tackle football in backyard for years)
I have two tattoos
My brother and I once interrupted a major league baseball game.
I have lived in Florence, Italy over the summer.
I like a lot of nerdy stuff… Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc.

Sports in High School?

Lacrosse, some intramural.

Finish this sentence: Growing up my fantasy job was:

Catching for the Cleveland Indians.

My favorite bands/singers/musicians are?

There isn’t much I don’t like.

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