Feb. 9, 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 11 days before the season opener against the Pride, Seminoles.com sat down for a question and answer session with senior outfielder Ruairi O’Connor. The River Forest, Ill., native was named one of three team captains in 2009.
1. What is your favorite professional sports team?
a. Chicago White Sox
2. What’s your favorite TV show?
a. Always sunny in Philadelphia
3. Most recent song you listened to on your iPod?
a. Song: Electric Eel, Artist: MGMT
4. Who is your favorite pro athlete?
a. Carlos Quentin
5. Who is the best athlete you have competed against?
a. Tommy Oravetz
6. Other than at Florida State what is the best venue you have competed at?
a. Georgia Tech, Rosenblatt Stadium – Omaha
7. What was the last movie you saw?
a. Pineapple Express
8. Dream vacation?
a. Tokyo, Japan
9. Favorite kids cartoon?
a. Dora the Explorer
10. Favorite food?
a. Johnny’s Beef
11. If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead) who would they be?
a. My dad, my mom, my niece
12. If you weren’t playing your current sport, what would you be doing?
a. Writing a novel
13. Favorite team tradition?
a. Hanging out with Pat Yount the night before the game
15. Who makes you laugh?
a. Kaya O’Connor
16. Why did you pick FSU?
a. Mike Harrison Jr. and Sr.
17. Best memory from FSU?
a. My first homerun
18. First job?
19. Talent I would most like to have?
20. Dream date?
a. Sheena Samanipour
21. Your words to live by…
a. ELE….Everyone love everyone
22. One thing I can’t live without?
a. Jake Pfeil
23. Favorite spot on campus?
a. “Club” Williams / Williams Building
24. What is one superpower you wish you could have?
a. The ability to morph
25. When I am at home I like to?
26. Most influential person in your life?
a. It’s a tie between dad and mom
27. On average I send _____ text messages a day
28. Facebook or MySpace?
29. Any pre game rituals?
30. I know it is game time when?
a. 11 says “pitching and defense”