Despite (and perhaps because of) Da Meathook showing up this spring at 298 pounds, going on the DL with a backiotomy and now complaining about the weight watchers, we still love the man. Hell, I painted my nails as a tribute to him, made a Meathook Fanclub t-shirt and bought tickets to Dmitri Bobblehead Night.
Pushing my fan crush one step further is this Q & A found in Nats Park’s free mini-program (thanks, Stan!), Inside Pitch; excerpts and photos from which are found here and after the jump …
What is your favorite movie?
What are your hobbies?
My hobby is collecting baseball cards.
What do you do in the offseason?
What I do in the offseason is I sleep like a bear.
Who is your toughtest matchup on the mound?
My toughest matchup on the mound would have to be David Riske. He throws a little riser, and it’s like I’m about to hit it and I miss it.
What abou the “voodoo hands” ritual?
This came from the days when I played in Cincinnati, from Deion Sanders, he’s quite the influential person. We were on a bus during Spring Training and there were a couple of young girls dresed inappropriately, and he stood up, put his hands up and said “Lord, help them girls,” and did that, and I just about fell out of my seat and I told him I was going to use that.