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Chris joined the Dodgers in 2004 and is a
versatile utility player. He brings great
enthusiasm to the team and his love of
the game is evident in his play.
1. What was the first sport that you played?
I started playing baseball and hockey as soon as I could walk but organized
hockey started at age 6 - (Agincourt Canadians )
2. At what age did you start playing baseball and at what level?
I played baseball at age 7 on an all 8yr old team (Pickering Phillies)
3. What number do you wear and is there any significance to it?
#6 - I like low numbers. I think you make the number significant.
4. Day games or Night games and why?
Day games. I enjoy playing in the heat.
5. What is your favourite meal to prepare?
Like most guys, anything on the BBQ
6. What is your favourite restaurant to eat at?
Thornton Arms and Little Caesars of course
7. How do you want to be remembered when you leave the Dodgers?
I would like to be remembered as a good teammate and a great friend.
8. If you could have dinner with three people, living or deceased, who would
Noel Gallagher, Buck O'Neil, and Barry Sanders
9. What is your dream job outside of playing baseball?
I would love to be a defensive backs coach in the NFL.
10. If you could face any player in baseball history, who would it be and
Nolan Ryan. He is the most competitive person I have ever seen, plus I would
love to strike out in style for once
11. Do you have any phobias?
12. What is your favourite television show?
Jon Stewart's The Daily Show
13. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you
have with you?
Every Oasis song on an IPOD, Batteries, and a Sand Wedge
14. If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?
J.P. Ricciardi. To build a winner in my hometown would be special.
15. Do you have any superstitions?
I have a few, mostly ritualistic stuff on and off the field
16. Why should fans come out and watch the Oshawa Dodgers?
Baseball is a great sport to enjoy, but if you can come and watch a team that
hustles and has pride in the name on the front of the jersey and not the name on
the back, it is even better.
17. Who is your role model/mentor?
My Parents. They have taught me to be a good person and now, a good
18. Who have been the most influential people in your baseball career?
Mr. Kirkey was a coach I had growing up who taught us how to play the game
right. He was very much responsible for the growth of baseball in my home town
of Pickering. He unfortunately passed away, but the diamond in Pickering is
rightfully named "KIRKEY FIELD" in his honour.
19. What should younger players in the game do to keep improving to get
to the next level?
Work hard at your game, make sure it is still fun. Don't listen to scouts and
coaches who tell you "you are not good enough"
20. What are your baseball/career goals?
To become a coach who teaches the game to young players
21. Detail three Career Highlights:
Being a Tournament M.V.P. in junior (Mississauga North);
2000 Canadian Silver Medalists;
Being a C.I.B.A. All-Star.
22. How do you spend your time when you are not playing baseball?
Work and family take up much of my time, but coaching and umpiring take up the
rest. I really enjoy being around the game at any level
23. What other sports did you play growing up or do you still play?
Hockey, Basketball and Football
24. Do you find it difficult juggling a full-time job and a family with the
demanding Intercounty schedule?
Yes, it is difficult, but my wife is very understanding and supportive. When
something is in your blood you make certain sacrifices.
25. Does your daughter like baseball and will you sign her up when she is
old enough to play?
My daughter, like my wife, is very much a girly girl. She enjoys ballet and dance.
If she wanted to play I would sign her up
26. What is your most memorable moment as an Oshawa Dodger to date?
Watching the progress of Matt Tosoni’s recovery last year was special.
27. Do you have any bad habits?
Chewing tobacco is the one that is the hardest to break.
28. Why did you want to become a Dodger?
The Intercounty League is the most competitve and talented league in the
province, maybe the country. I enjoy playing in Oshawa because of the rich
sports history and I enjoy playing for Mr. May because of all the things he has
done for Minor Baseball.