Cole Cook Writing and Closing For Lake County Captains

By Christian Petrila

Every clubhouse has one: The guy who loves to make people laugh.

For the Lake County Captains, that guy is pitcher Cole Cook.

Cook, 23, was a fifth round selection by the Indians in 2010. This was a few years removed from when he was a 36th round selection of the Seattle Mariners.

Cook is in his second year with the Captains. A starter last season, Cook has been moved to the bullpen for the 2012 season.

So far in 2012, he is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA in 23.2 innings. His first two professional saves have both come since May 3.

Cook didn’t have time to plan out a postgame ritual after recording his first save.

“It happened so fast that I actually started walking back toward the dugout before I realized the game was over and (Alex) Lavisky was walking toward me,” Cook said. “Maybe walking straight back to the dugout after a save will be my ritual.”

After experiencing issues with his elbow in the offseason, Cook had some free time to burn. That led to the birth of his blog, which can be found at

“I like writing, and I got bored while rehabbing inArizona,” Cook said. “I figured the blog was the best of both.”

In his blog, he uses his dry, sarcastic sense of humor to make tales of his daily life among the more entertaining reads on the internet.

In his blog, he talks about his one-day promotion toColumbus. He knew he would only be there for a day, and although he didn’t pitch, he described the experience as awesome. He holds the distinction of having skipped over two levels of the minors, even if only for a day.

“It felt like a real big league experience,” Cook said.

Cook is very active on Twitter. His Twitter handle is @C_M_Cook. He is always willing to respond to followers and crack a joke or two.

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