Sunday, September 16, 2007

Atlanta Braves: Straight Up

SportSouth and FSN South have been showing little clips of this interview show throughout the season, and it was nice to see all the interviews together in one half-hour installment. So here are the clips I could salvage. You'll see Andruw Jones, Bobby Cox, Brian McCann, Chad Paronto, Chipper Jones, Chuck James, Jeff Francoeur, John Smoltz, Kelly Johnson, Kyle Davies, Mark Teixeira, Matt Diaz, Mike Gonzalez, Mike Hampton, Peter Moylan, Scott Thorman, and Tim Hudson.

What was your "Welcome to the Bigs" moment?

What was the best pet you ever had?

What food will you absolutely not eat?

Teix and I could never live together; cucumbers are a staple food in my house! (I wonder if he eats pickles?) And what's up with Matty hating pineapple? There goes our Hawaiian vacation. ;)

They cut a few interviews that I remembered seeing earlier in the season. I wrote out a transcript for my friend Suzanne back then, so here is what a few of the other guys had to say...

Huddy: "Some kind of, like, duck spread." (I'm guessing he meant paté?)

Mike Gonzalez: "Fettucini Alfredo."

KJ: "Greens."

Thor: "Not a big fan of oysters. I've tried them, but I don't think I'd order them." (So diplomatic!)

Kyle Davies: "Cafeteria pizza. I've hated it since high school. My grandma was the lunch lady, and I still won't eat it. No chance."

Oh, Kyle. I don't really know what to say to this, except...HOW does a 24-year-old have access to high school cafeteria pizza?

Moving on...

If I weren't playing baseball, I would be...
What TV show does your wife/fiancee make you watch?
Who is the best/worst golfer on the team?

Atlanta Braves: Straight Up pt. 3
Atlanta Braves: Straight Up pt. 3

Court TV? Really, Ashley? Weird. And Matty, there are some things we should just keep to ourselves.

Now, I've personally seen Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, Ronnie Gant, John Schuerholz, Bobby Cox, Greg McMichael, and Kyle Davies go for a hole-in-one on the golf course (I was the witness on the hole -- more on that later), and none of those could even think about calling themselves bad golfers. I'd love to see Smoltzie play live, though. I hear he wants to join the PGA Senior Tour when he retires from baseball. That would be awesome.

What historical athlete would you most like to meet?

What's the best advice you've ever been given?

Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?

HA ha! at KJ's favorite baseball player!

What was the last thing that made you say "Wow!"?

Awwww, as if I couldn't love Matty more.


Players I love more after seeing all these: Matt Diaz, Chad Paronto, and Scott Thorman. And I always forget how funny Huddy is, and how pretty. But comparing him to Britney? That's just mean, y'all.


Corey Bishop said...

I think Kyle was referring to when he ate high school pizza. That's tommorow's lunch too. He's right it is nasty. But the pizza on Friday's is better!

Lauren T. said...

Yeah, I figured he was talking retrospectively. But it's been six years, Kyle. Let it go.

Bethany said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know they also have these (and a few other braves tid bit videos) posted on aol video and they're a bit clearer. Love your blog!

Lauren T. said...

Hey Bethany, could you send me an email? :)