January 16, 2009 - by
Countdown To First Pitch: Q & A With Austin Wood

Jan. 16, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Baseball is gearing up for what looks to be an exciting season in 2009. Following a run to the College World Series last year, the Seminoles hope to make a return trip to Omaha in ’09 returning 18 letterwinners, including five position starters, while welcoming 13 newcomers.

To provide fans with an inside look into the 2009 season, Seminoles.com is featuring daily highlights including interviews with all 33 players as well as a preview for the upcoming season as we count down the days to first pitch on Friday, February 20 against Hofstra.

With 35 days before the season opener against the Pride, Seminoles.com sat down for a question and answer session with freshman right hander Austin Wood:

Austin Wood
Freshman, Pitcher – Niceville, FL (Niceville HS)

1. What is your favorite professional sports team?
a. Boston Red Sox

2. What’s your favorite TV show?
a. Baseball Tonight

3. Most recent song you listened to on your iPod?
a. Fade to Black – Metallica

4. Who is your favorite pro athlete?
a. Josh Beckett

5. Who is the best athlete you have competed against?
a. Eric Howser

6. Other than at Florida State what is the best venue you have competed at?
a. Connie Mack and Rosenblatt Stadium – Omaha

7. What was the last movie you saw?
a. Tropic Thunder

8. Dream vacation?
a. Florida Keys to fish

9. Favorite kids cartoon?
a. Cat Dog

10. Favorite food?
a. Mom’s Enchiladas

11. If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead) who would they be?
a. Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan, Josh Beckett

12. If you weren’t playing your current sport, what would you be doing?
a. Playing football

13. Why did you pick FSU?
a. It was always a dream to play at FSU

14. First job?
a. Construction

15. Dream date?
a. Jennifer Aniston

16. One thing I can’t live without?
a. A fishing pole

17. What is one superpower you wish you could have?
a. Invisibility

18. When I am at home I like to?
a. Playing my PS3

19. Most influential person in your life?
a. My dad

20. On average I send _____ text messages a day
a. 100

21. Facebook or MySpace?
a. Facebook

22. Any pre-game rituals?
a. Eat

23. I know it is game time when?
a. I warm up in the bullpen


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