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Casey Christie

Bakersfield Condor Erik Burgdoerfer enjoys living in Bakersfield. He is from Long Island, New York.

Age: 23

Hometown: East Setauket, N.Y. (a town on Long Island)

Spent the better part of the last two and a half years here.

Three words that describe Bakersfield: Friendly, hot (temperature-wise) and CondorsTown!

When I’m not on the road with my team, my favorite weekend activity is: Watching football on the weekends if we have a Sunday off. Typically, I like to watch the games at Hooters.

Where you may find me eating lunch/dinner: I usually like to eat at Mexicali. Their enchiladas are very good. We also do a lot of team meals at Goose Loonies and I enjoy eating there.

I relax in Bakersfield by: Hanging out by the pool at Whispering Meadows and enjoying the sun and good weather.

What surprised me most about Bakersfield: How big it actually is. There are a lot of different areas and places to go.

I celebrate after a game by: Normally, we go to The Padre after games if we don’t have a game the next day.

What I think Bakersfield is famous for: Country music — definitely very popular out here.

Favorite community event: We went to the new children’s wing last year at Memorial Hospital, and it was nice to visit and spend some time with the kids.

Favorite memory of Bakersfield: Just being able to play in front of our great fans at Rabobank Arena. It’s a great atmosphere and fun to be a part of it.

What I like most about living here: Everyone’s definitely more friendly compared to people back in New York. I like the laid back nature out here.