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Who is Brian Roberts the Fan?

August 22, 2006

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is a fan favorite, but where does the 5'9" Roberts stand as a sports fan himself? PressBox caught up with Roberts to find out.

(Sabina Moran/PressBox)
Q: Who was your favorite team growing up?
A: North Carolina basketball.

Q: As a kid who was the sports star you admired most?
A: Michael Jordan.

Q: Do you participate in any fantasy leagues?
A: Football.

Q: Who's your favorite football team?
A: Probably the Ravens, actually. I didn't grow up with one, so now I have one.

Q: Favorite stadium?
A: Other than ours?

Q: It can be this one.
A: We're in Baltimore, I probably better say that! Probably Fenway, though.

Q: Best rivalry in sports?
A: Duke/Carolina basketball.

Q: What's your greatest personal athletic achievement?
A: Playing in the All-Star Game.

Q: What position do you secretly want to play?
A: In baseball?

Q: Well, if you secretly want to be a center in the NBA you can say that.
A: Yeah, probably. No, center field.

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

Q: What's the food you can't believe they serve?
A: Sushi.

Q: If you could be any sports figure in history for a day, who would you be?
A: Jackie Robinson.

Q: What's your best little league memory?
A: Going to the regional tournament in Virginia.

Q: When you were how old?
A: 11.

Q: What's your favorite sports movie?
A: "Field of Dreams."

Q: What's the best song to hear at a sporting event?
A: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

Q: What's the sporting event you remember staying up past your bedtime to watch?
A: The World Series.

Q: Best mascot?
A: Philly Phanatic.

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

Q: Designated hitter, yes or no?
A: Yes.

Issue 1.18: August 24, 2006