February 10, 2009 - by
Countdown To First Pitch: Q & A With Ben Francis

Feb. 10, 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 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 10 days before the season opener against the Pride, Seminoles.com sat down for a question and answer session with junior right hander Ben Francis.

1. What is your favorite professional sports team?
a. New York Yankees

2. What’s your favorite TV show?
a. That 70’s Show

3. Most recent song you listened to on your iPod?
a. Whatever happened – OAR

4. Who is your favorite pro athlete?
a. Chase Utley

5. Who is the best athlete you have competed against?
a. Buster Posey

6. Other than at Florida State what is the best venue you have competed at?
a. Summer ball

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

8. Dream vacation?
a. Italy

9. Favorite kids cartoon?
a. Batman

10. Favorite food?
a. Italian

11. If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead) who would they be?
a. Michael Jordan, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Carey

12. If you weren’t playing your current sport, what would you be doing?
a. Living it up

13. Favorite team tradition?
a. Winning

14. Superstitions?
a. None

15. Who makes you laugh?
a. My dad

16. Why did you pick FSU?
a. It was my dream school

17. Best memory from FSU?
a. Going to the World Series

18. First job?
a. Score keeper

19. Talent I would most like to have?
a. To be talented

20. Dream date?
a. My girlfriend

21. Your words to live by…
a. You can do anything you put your mind to

22. One thing I can’t live without?
a. Water

23. Favorite spot on campus?
a. The field

24. What is one superpower you wish you could have?
a. Fly

25. When I am at home I like to?
a. Relax

26. Most influential person in your life?
a. God

27. On average I send _____ text messages a day
a. 60

28. Facebook or MySpace?
a. Neither

29. Any pre game rituals?
a. Two-ball

30. I know it is game time when?
a. I wake up


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