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20 Questions With Cody Ross Of The Florida Marlins

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.

Enjoy!!!

’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

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30-YOC: What coach in the major leagues has had the biggest impact on your career?

CR: Bo Porter

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30-YOC: Your favorite ballpark in the majors is…

CR: Chase Field(AZ)

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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

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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?

CR: n/a

30-YOC: What is the better feeling: A game winning home run or a run-saving catch?

CR: Game winning home run!!

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30-YOC: What is it like to see Andre Dawson walking around the stadium all of the time?

CR: surreal

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30-YOC: Name 1 player playing today that you would love to have as a teammate.

 

CR: Manny Ramirez

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30-YOC: Name 1 player from the 1980’s you would love to have had as a teammate.

CR: Nolan Ryan

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30-YOC: Name 1 pitcher from the 1980’s you would love to take a few swings against.

CR: Nolan Ryan

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30-YOC: Your favorite teammate on the Marlins’ roster is?

CR: Uggla, Hermida

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30-YOC: The funniest guy in the Marlins’ locker room is…

CR: Andy Fox

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30-YOC: The guy most worthy of Hall of Fame induction that is not a member is…

CR: Andre Dawson / Pete Rose

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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.

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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

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30-YOC: If this movie is on TV, I am watching it…

CR: Goodwill Hunting

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30-YOC: In ‘The Cody Ross Movie’, who would you want to play you?

CR:  Matthew McConaughey

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 30-YOC: If you weren’t a professional baseball player, you would be a…

CR: Rodeo Clown

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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!!!