Chicago Cubs farmhand Matt Canepa’s professional baseball career lasted one and a half seasons and ended in 2007 after he batted .168 in 42 games at for the Low-A Peoria Chiefs. His impact throughout baseball however has never been stronger. Canepa and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo teammate Pat Pezet are the co-founders of Grinds, a coffee based dip alternative that is finding it’s place in clubhouses throughout minor league and major league baseball. In the story link below, Canepa and Pezet talk about how the business stemmed from a college economics project, the products placement in clubhouses throughout baseball and the future of the company. You can get Grinds via their website GetGrinds.com and can follow them on twitter @GetGrinds.
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee’s Answer to Chew — Entrepreneur.com