PressBox wanted to know where does Loewen stand as a sports fan.
In his 15 innings with the Orioles, Loewen has struck out 13 batters. (Courtesy of Bowie Baysox)
Adam Loewen: I watched the Blue Jays a lot, so when Roger Clemens came over and Joe Carter. I also lived two hours away from the Mariners so I watched them a lot too, so Ken Griffey, Jr. and Edgar Martinez. I watched all those guys.
PB: Who is the sports star you admire now?
A.L.: I like Albert Pujols. He goes in day in, day out and hits the ball well and he's pretty much the most feared hitter in sports right now.
PB: Is there a sporting event you remember staying up past your bedtime to watch as a kid?
A.L.: Yeah, I watched the '93 World Series when the Blue Jays were in it. I remember staying up and watching that.
PB: What's your greatest personal athletic achievement?
A.L.: I guess going to the Little League World Series.
PB: What's the best food to eat at a sporting event?
A.L.: A hot dog and a Coke.
PB: What can't you believe that they serve at a sporting event?
A.L.: That bratwurst stuff. It's kinda gross.
PB: Nobody would guess that you're a huge fan of...
PB: Foam finger or face paint?
A.L.: Foam finger.
PB: Designated hitter, yes or no?
PB: Astroturf or grass?
PB: What's the best rivalry in sports?
A.L.: Yankees/Red Sox.
PB: If you could be any sports figure in history for one day, who would you be?
A.L.: Joe DiMaggio.
PB: Favorite sports movie?
A.L.: "Bull Durham."
PB: Who's gonna win the World Cup?
PB: Do you root for the Ravens?
A.L.: Can't say I do.
PB: Who do you root for?
A.L.: Green Bay Packers.
PB: In honor of this issue, we're going to ask you a couple questions about Father's Day. Do you have any Father's Day traditions?
A.L: Not anymore but we always went out to eat with my dad. And that's pretty much how we celebrate that.
PB: Any plans for this year? I know you guys are on the road...
A.L.: No, no plans. I'll probably just call my dad.
PB: What kind of impact did your dad have on your baseball aspirations?
A.L.: He was just always supportive and he wouldn't say much, he didn't really play baseball growing up but he was always supportive, took me to all my games. I used to play hockey. He would drive me at 5:30 in the morning to my games and he was always, you know, very supportive of what I did, whatever I wanted to do, I could do it.
Issue 1.8: June 15, 2006