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Who is Corey Patterson the Fan?

September 5, 2006

Orioles centerfielder Corey Patterson is a flash on the base paths, ranking among the MLB league leaders in steals this season. PressBox caught up with Patterson to find out where he comes in as a sports fan.

(Sabina Moran/PressBox)

Q: As a kid, who's the sports star you admired most?
A: Deion Sanders.Q: Did you root for the Ravens?
A: Mostly the Falcons because I'm from the area.

Q: Currently who is the sports star you admire most?
A: Still playing? It's still Deion, I really like Deion. That's it.

Q: Sporting event you remember staying up past your bedtime to watch?
A: Probably the World Series.

Q: Greatest personal athletic achievement?
A: Getting drafted out of high school.

Q: Do you have any season tickets to see any other teams?
A: No.

Q: What's the best food to eat at a sporting event?
A: Hot dog.

Q: Nobody would guess you're a huge fan of...
A: Milkshakes.

Q: What flavor?
A: Strawberry.

Q: Best rivalry in sports?
A: That's a tough one. I'm gonna say, Yankees/Red Sox.

Q: Best mascot?
A: The Philly Phanatic, I guess.

Q: If you could be any sports figure in history for one day, who would it be?
A: Michael Jordan.

Q: Best little league memory?
A: Probably the first time I hit two homers in one game.

Q: How old were you?
A: 10.

Q: Favorite sports movie?
A: "Remember the Titans" is pretty good.

Q: Position you secretly want to play?
A: Pitcher.

Q: Funniest teammate?
A: Ever, or just now?

Q: Ever, whichever. Your call.
A: A guy named Jason Randolph.

Q: Was he with you on the Cubs?
A: Yeah, minor league ball.

Q: Favorite ballpark?
A: Probably Minute Maid Park, Houston.

Q: Do you participate in fantasy leagues?
A: No.

Q: Foam finger or face paint?
A: Face paint.

Q: Designated hitter: yes or no?
A: Yeah.

Q: Astroturf or grass?
A: Grass.

Issue 1.20: September 7, 2006