Who is the hardest hitter for you to pitch against?
Carlos Lee (Houston Astros).
How do you describe the sound of a homerun?
As a pitcher, you just know when they hit the ball hard, the sound, and you know it’s gone.
What’s your greatest strength as a player?
I think being able to do a lot of good things on the field and showing people you can do the job.
What’s the best thing about being a professional athlete?
I think seeing all the cities, and going around the United States, and seeing beautiful cities like San Diego and Los Angeles, New York, all those places.
Which is your favorite city?
San Diego. It’s beautiful, and calm, and I also enjoy Miami. I like to go there to fish.
So is fishing a hobby?
Yes, I love to fish.
When it’s two in the morning and you can’t sleep, what movies do you like to watch?
All the Jim Carrey movies. I really like all his movies a lot. I loved Dumb and Dumber.
What’s the scariest thing that has ever happened to you on the field?
I think one time somebody hit a line drive off me and I caught it right on my face, and that was scary.
Do you ever get tired of fans asking for autographs?
Oh no. Not on the street, no. But when I’m eating and someone comes to me, that kind of bugs me, because that’s the time I am doing something for myself, and it’s the only time I don’t like them asking for autographs. I’m eating, and it’s not the right moment. But, I don’t mind any other time.
Did you ever get autographs when you were a kid?
Oh yeah. One time I got one from Andres Galarraga, he was playing close to my hometown in Valencia, and I got his autograph.
I have been away from my blog for a while. It’s not because I don’t like blogging – school kind of took over this past semester, thanks to Hurricane Ike throwing schedules off. Going through a hurricane is not fun. I now have first hand knowledge of what it is like, and don’t recommend it. We were out of school for two weeks and that really messed things up.
I also recently earned my Eagle Scout award, and that in itself was a lot of work, but very rewarding.