You will recall that a few weeks ago I went to an autograph signing for Cody Ross of the Florida Marlins. Cody has become a very popular player on the team, and I am sure that it is due to his on the field heroics and his obvious enjoyment of playing the game of baseball.
In less than 2 weeks, Cody returned my interview request back to me and the result is very entertaining.
’20 Questions With Cody Ross’
30-Year Old Cardboard: Your first major league hit – what was the date and who was it against?
Cody Ross: Bartolo Colon, July 2003
30-YOC: What coach in the major leagues has had the biggest impact on your career?
CR: Bo Porter
30-YOC: Your favorite ballpark in the majors is…
CR: Chase Field(AZ)
30-YOC: Your least favorite ballpark to visit in the majors is…
CR: I like them all
30-YOC: In the bottom of the ninth, down by 1 run with 2 out, who do you not want to face on the pitching mound?
CR: Mariano Rivera
30-YOC: In the bottom of the ninth, down by 1 run with 2 out, who would you love to face on the pitching mound?
30-YOC: What is the better feeling: A game winning home run or a run-saving catch?
CR: Game winning home run!!
30-YOC: What is it like to see Andre Dawson walking around the stadium all of the time?
30-YOC: Name 1 player playing today that you would love to have as a teammate.
CR: Manny Ramirez
30-YOC: Name 1 player from the 1980’s you would love to have had as a teammate.
CR: Nolan Ryan
30-YOC: Name 1 pitcher from the 1980’s you would love to take a few swings against.
CR: Nolan Ryan
30-YOC: Your favorite teammate on the Marlins’ roster is?
CR: Uggla, Hermida
30-YOC: The funniest guy in the Marlins’ locker room is…
CR: Andy Fox
30-YOC: The guy most worthy of Hall of Fame induction that is not a member is…
CR: Andre Dawson / Pete Rose
30-YOC: Do you have memorabilia from your career? If so, what is your favorite piece?
CR: I have a lot of personalized jersey from a lot of good players and Hall of Famers.
30-YOC: Who is the biggest celebrity you have met that is a Marlins fan?
CR: I’ve met a lot but probably the most well known is Regis Philbin.
30-YOC: If you’re on a 5-hour flight, what is the one album you can listen to for the whole trip?
CR: Coldplay or George Straight
30-YOC: If this movie is on TV, I am watching it…
CR: Goodwill Hunting
30-YOC: In ‘The Cody Ross Movie’, who would you want to play you?
CR: Matthew McConaughey
30-YOC: If you weren’t a professional baseball player, you would be a…
CR: Rodeo Clown
And there you have it. A ton of fun with Cody Ross!!! He has been a huge spark for the Marlins team this year and is definitely a big reason as to why they have been so competitive all year long.
Thanks Cody!!! Go Fish!!!