|Copyright 2006 Oshawa Dodgers
In 2005 Brad played his first full season
with the Dodgers after being a frequent
call-up in 2004. Brad was named team
MVP and lead the team in most offensive
categories last season.
1. What was the first sport that you played?
2. At what age did you start playing baseball and at what level?
I started playing Rookie Ball when I was 7. I won the Most Improved Player
(meaning I was the worst player on the team)
3. What number do you wear and is there any significance to it?
44 - My Dad told me all about Reggie Jackson and Hank Aaron.
4. Day games or Night games and why?
Night Games - I love playing under the lights.
5. What is your favourite meal to prepare?
Steak, except I haven't learned how to prepare it yet.
6. What is your favourite restaurant to eat at?
Tough question, because I love to eat. I'm going to say Red Lobster.
7. How do you want to be remembered when you leave the Dodgers?
A player who puts his body on the line, gets himself dirty, and leaves everything
on the field. I don't want to be remembered as the Dodger who owns the single
game record for most earned runs given up in a game (just playin)
8. If you could have dinner with two people, living or deceased, who would
1. Ozzie Smith because he is my favorite baseball player of all time.
2. My Grandfather who passed away when I was 9.
9. What is your dream job outside of playing baseball?
Being a marketing representative for a professional sport team.
10. Do you have any superstitions?
I'm really not that superstitious. When I'm slumping, I'll try wearing my socks up
or down and stick with what works.
11. Do you have any phobias?
I guess you can say I'm claustrophobic. I just hate the feeling of being trapped in
a tight space.
12. What is your favourite television show?
13. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you
have with you?:
I could say hot twins and a lifetime supply of Bud Light, but I'm not gonna be that
guy. I'll say water, food and a pocket mirror. Why the mirror? You angle it
towards the sun, and it gives off a really bright reflection, which can be seen by
planes miles away. See, I am learning something at school.
14. If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?
Ozzie Smith. I would love to know what it feels like to have been a Major
Leaguer. Especially a Hall of Famer like "the Wizard" who wasn't really much of
a hitter. Plus, it would be great if I could do backflips when I take the field, I'm
sure the Dodger fans would love me if I could.
15. Do you have any pet peeves?
I can't stand smoking, it drives me crazy. Another pet peeve is back stabbers
who talk behind your back, and won't say a thing to your face.
16. Why should fans come out and watch the Oshawa Dodgers?
We’re a youthful team full of energy. The boys really do want to turn things
around, and were definitely making steps in the right direction with key off season
17. Who is your role model/mentor?
I'm going to have to say my parents. I really admire and respect the way they
raised me and my brother, I can only hope I can do the same one day. My Mom
is the smartest person I know, I've learned a lot about life from her.
18. Who have been the most influential people in your baseball career?
My parents without question. My Dad was my coach for many of my minor
years, and taught me about everything I know today about the game. Both my
Mom and Dad have been extremely supportive and have always encouraged me to
never give up.
19. What should younger players in the game do to keep improving to get
to the next level?
Work Work Work. If your not willing to work and struggle, this game isn't for
you. There are going to be many ups and downs along the way. Younger
players need to worry about being fundamentally sound, and spending time on all
facets of the game. From my experience, this is what scouts are looking for, 5
tool players. So instead of working on hitting the long ball, work on how to field
a ground ball or fly ball the right way.
20. What are your baseball/career goals?
To continue playing competitive baseball for as long as I possibly can, and
become an on and off the field leader for the Dodgers.
21. Detail three Career Highlights:
1. Winning the 2000 Midget Eliminations for the Ajax Spartans.
2. Hitting a game winning grand slam for Ohio Valley University vs conference
leading Davis and Elkins.
3. Hitting for the cycle for EOBA Midget All Stars in 2001 vs Niagara.
22. How do you spend your time when you are not playing baseball?
Attending school at Ohio Valley University, chilling with my teammates, hanging
out with my wonderful girlfriend Rachel.
23. What other sports did you play growing up or that you still play?
Growing up I played hockey, basketball, golf and tennis. I still enjoy playing
pickup basketball and imitating John Stockton's running floater.
24. Why did you want to become an Oshawa Dodger?
I had never been to a Dodgers game until I was called up in 2004. I heard that the
league was pretty competitive, and to be honest, I wasn't sure if I was talented
enough to play. When I was called up and had immediate success, I then wanted
to become an Oshawa Dodger.
25. What is the difference between playing College baseball and
There's a lot more intensity in a college baseball game, but the pitching is far
superior in Intercounty Baseball.
26. What is the best present you have ever received?
When I was younger, I was a huge collector of baseball and hockey cards. I got
this treasure chest looking thing full of binders and boxes. It was awesome finally
having something to organize my cards, rather then having them lay in the closet
and all over the floor.
27. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'm not big into travelling, but I would have to say Hawaii. The beautiful weather
and sites would be awesome to experience. I mean who wouldn't want to go to
28. What is your most memorable moment as an Oshawa Dodger to date?
Getting selected to the 2005 ICBL All Star Game and going 3-5 as the starting 2nd