Wonder what it would be like to travel to ball parks around the country, play catch with All-Star players, and hang out in the dugout and clubhouse with the guys? Luke Matheny knows all about it. His dad, Mike Matheny, is a 3-time Gold Glove winner, and one of the games finest defensive catchers. The 12-year veteran plays for the San Francisco Giants. Luke was in Houston with his dad May 15-17. I had a chance to catch up with him and talk about his experiences.
How old are you, and what grade are you in?
I am nine and in the third grade.
Do you want to be a baseball player when you grow up?
Yes, I think that I do.
Do you play baseball now?
Not this year, but I will next year.
Who is your favorite baseball player besides your dad?
I don’t know. There are lots of favorites!
Do you travel a lot with the team?
No, but I usually go to San Francisco and Arizona.
When you do travel, like now, do you get to get out of school a lot?
Yeah – it’s pretty fun!
What are your favorite places to go when you do get to travel for fun?
I like Texas, Hawaii, St. Louis, Florida, and different places.
What’s it like having a dad as a professional baseball player?
It’s great because you get to travel a lot, meet a lot of people and see a lot of stadiums.
Do you have any hobbies?
Not really, I like do everything!