April 2006

Milwaukee Brewers Chad Moeller

What do you feel is the best thing about playing baseball?Brewersaug05berkbun_074_1

It’s something that I love doing.  I’ve done it my whole life.  I did it growing up as a kid and it keeps me young and keeps me in my own mind from having to grow up.

What stadium do you like to play in best? 

I’m a big fan of San Francisco’s stadium.  I enjoy the atmosphere there, I’ve played a lot of games there and I just love the crowd they have in there, the setting, and I just like the whole experience there.

Do you have any hobbies?

I spend a lot of time during the off season reading and during the season reading.  Also I’ll spend some time on the golf course.

What kind of music do you like?

Pretty much everything.  For the most part Dave Mathews, something fairly mellow.

When did you start playing ball?

About five or six years old, just haven’t stopped.

Do you guys play jokes on each other?

Yeah, definitely.  There’s a lot of pranks that go on. We have to keep the club house light and keep the energy up and you can’t let it all get too serious.

Do you have a nickname in the clubhouse?

I go by Mo for the most part.  Just abbreviated from my last name.  It’s kind of boring but I’ve gone by that for a long time. 

What’s the best thing about being an athlete?

[Laughs] – I don’t have to get behind a desk and wear a suit. 

When it’s two in the morning and you can’t sleep what movie would you watch?

Probably Caddy Shack if I had my choice. I’ve watched it enough times.

If you didn’t play baseball what job would you have?

I don’t know. My degree is in economics.  Probably something in the business world.

Did you get annoyed when fans ask for autographs?

No I don’t get annoyed at that at all.  It can get annoying when you see the same people over and over and they have fifteen cards and you know they’re selling them but kids never once.

Since you squat all the time in a game, how does that feel?

I’m sore most of the time.  I have to take care of my legs a lot because they’re always taking a beating.

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

To stay as young as you can and absolutely enjoy what you’re doing and have no regrets when you’re done with it.