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.
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?
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?
Q: What's the food you can't believe they serve?
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?
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?
Issue 1.18: August 24, 2006