Hometown? Farmington Hills
Marital Status? Single
What High School did you attend? University of Detroit Jesuit
College? Michigan State
What is your Favorite sport to watch on TV and your favorite sport to attend in person? TV - hockey; Person - baseball
Who is your favorite actor or actress? Denzel Washington
Bases loaded, two outs in the bottom of the ninth of the Game Seven of the World Series and your team is down one run...Which active baseball player do you want at the plate? Albert Pujols
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Homer Simpson
What is your favorite national sports moment? Wasn’t alive for most of the great ones, so it has to be Landon Donovan’s goal vs Algeria in 2010 World Cup … gave USA their first group win since 1930
What is your favorite Detroit sports moment? Magglio Ordonez walk-off home run in 2006 ALCS
If you could change a rule in sports, what would it be? Clearly define the blocking/charging call in college basketball
What Detroiter do you admire most? Mike Ilitch
College or Pro Sports? Definitely college
If you could invite three people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be? Babe Ruth, Nick Lidstrom and Peyton Manning … that should be interesting
Favorite broadcaster of all time? Doc Emrick, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz … I can go on and on
Most embarrassing moment on the air? None … yet
Evan Gattis of the Atlanta Braves took Major League Baseball on by storm in the beginning of the season. In his first trip to the Majors, Gattis hit 12 home runs and 32 RBI in the first two months of the season.
Gattis was a full-time catcher in the minor leagues, but played 48 games in left field this season with the Braves. He also played 42 games at his minor league position, catcher.
The Braves wanted to get both his and Brian McCann's bat in the lineup in the playoffs, so they played Gattis in left field in Game 1 of the NLDS vs. the Dodgers. Then, in the second inning, he did this...
The Braves could never come back, and the Dodgers ended up taking Game 1 by a score of 6-1.
Tigers fans are so quick to put Jhonny Peralta in left field, and take the spot that has been occupied all season by Andy Dirks, Matt Tuiasosopo and Don Kelly. Granted, Peralta's bat was much, much better than any of the other options before his suspension.
But will Peralta's bat come at a cost in the field? We have to wait and see, but don't say I didn't warn you...