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What was the first sport that you played?        
Soccer

At what age did you start playing baseball and at what level?        
9, Mosquito Rep

What number do you wear and is there any significance to it?
24, it's just always been 24

Day games or night games and why?        
Day, the hotter the better

Do you have any superstitions?        
I spit in my batting gloves before I step up to the plate

What is your favourite restaurant to eat at?        
Teddy's

How do you want to be remembered when you leave the Dodgers?        
As someone who helped to pack Kinsmen Stadium for Dodger Baseball

If you could have dinner with three people, living or deceased, who would they be?        
My grandparents, who I didn't get to know well enough and Warren Buffett                        

What is your dream job outside of playing baseball?
Owning an NBA franchise

Do you have any phobias?
Snakes

What is your favourite television show?        
Right now..Colbert/Kenny vs. Spenny/24/Extras...all time..Seinfeld

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you have with you & why?        
Evangeline Lilly, a gun to defend against "the others" and something to break into the hatch with.

If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?
Mark Cuban, a nerd but a brilliant one.  So I could own my own NBA team, sit courtside and talk
smack at every game.

What are your pet peeves?        
Those lacking manners and common sense

Why should fans come out and watch the Oshawa Dodgers?        
This year is going to be an exciting new experience for fans.  We've got a solid team assembled and
some exciting things happening in and around the stadium and within the game itself.   We're going to
make the playoff and get out of the first round for the first time in franchise history.

Where do you see yourself in five years?        
Growing my own business and starting a family                 

Who have been the most influential people in your baseball career?        
My Mom, Dave Sheridan, Troy May and Mick Kurhan

What should younger players in the game do to keep improving to get to the next level?        
Train hard, seek out good coaching and become a student of the game

What are your baseball/career goals?        
To bring an Intercounty Championship to Oshawa

Detail three Career Highlights:        
1. Winning the Ontario Junior Championships
2. Winning the Ontario's again the next year
3. Being an OUA All-Star

How do you spend your time when you are not playing baseball?
Working in the front office with the Dodgers, golfing, reading and gettin pooched with friends

What other sports did you play growing up or are still playing?        
Basketball, volleyball, bowling and golf

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Japan, I love the food and find the culture quite interesting

What is the best present you have ever received?
A guitar, now I just have to learn how to play it.

Why did you decide to come back to the Dodgers and baseball after taking two years off?
I missed the competitiveness.  I was throwing too many Xbox controllers with no other competitive
outlet.

What University did you go to and what was your major?
McMaster, International Finance
Name: Phil Stone    
Birthday:
March 06, 1982        
Hometown:
Oshawa        
Favourite MLB Team:
Blue Jays        
Favourite Sports Team:
Raptors        
Favourite Sport:
Basketball        
Favourite Athlete:
Steve Nash
Favourite Number: 24        
Favourite Food:
Toronto street meat  
Favourite Song: Zebra        
Favourite Musical Artist/Group: John Butler Trio
Favourite Movie: Pulp Fiction        
Parents Names:
Lee & Doug        
Siblings Names and Ages:
Paul (23) & Dave (21)
School Attending/Attended: McMaster University
Year of Graduation: 2005        
Occupation: Entrepreneur        
Place of Employment:
Self-employed        
Most Memorable Baseball Moment:
Wining back
to back Ontario Championships in 2001 & 2002
       
Hobbies:
Watching sports, reading, basketball,
bowling  
      
Q&A WITH PHIL STONE