INTERVIEW WITH CODY ROSS
One of my favorite interviews was two days after my 11th Birthday. We were in Boston and I had a chance to sit down with Cody Ross. We talked about his favorite Ball Parks to play in, who he doesn’t like to face, what he does for pre and post game rituals and what he does on the road. As always I was not caught up in asking the Outfielder about his statics but more about his life in this candid interview. Amongst other topics we discussed included: What Cody does for charity work, what his favorite animal is…. Also who is the biggest practical joker in the MLB…and much much more.
INTERVIEW WITH LEFTY SPECIALIST CRAIG BRESLOW
Craig Breslow is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He throws left-handed, and is considered a lefty specialist. This year he has faced more right-handed hitters (98 plate appearances) than lefties (74) and actually has posted reverse splits (.225 vs. righties, .309 vs. lefties). Only one of each has taken him deep this season. With runners in scoring position, he has allowed just one extra-base hit in 43 plate appearances. Breslow a graduate of Yale University was given the nickname “smartest man in baseball” by Minneapolis Star Tribune Twins writer La Velle E. Neal III. Breslow helped lead the team and the bullpen deep into the playoffs and eventually the World Series. I had the opportunity to sit down with Craig and ask him a couple of questions that weren’t all about statistics and more about his personal life.
INTERVIEW WITH AJ PIERZYNSKI
A.J. Pierzynski sits down to discuss Chicago, Catching, Controversy, Cold Weather & the 2005 Championship
Playing in his 14th season in the major leagues the White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is the guy other teams love to hate for his particular brand of competition, but they obviously like having him around on the South Side. He is a 2x American League All-Star that played a vital role in the 2005 World Series Championship.
Despite his reputation of being Public Enemy No. 1, Pierzynski is only hungry to win. This reputation only applies to his on field play but off the field A.J. is “not what people think.”
I had a chance to sit down with A.J. before a game and talk baseball, but discovered the White Sox catcher is one of the most genuine, honest and appreciative guys playing baseball today. He is just a regular guy who likes to have fun and doesn’t like the cold weather.
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