Where do you live? Kirkland, which I chose over Issaquah. Sandra Moses, Johnny's wife, works in real estate and helped me a lot finding a place when I came up here.
Reading -- I like to read The Bible, but my favorite reading is mysteries.
Movie -- Any comedy. I love them.
Food -- Anything home style -- fried chicken, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese.
Web site -- Anything on sports, any sport.
Place -- Anyplace I can take my kids Ñ museums, even parks.
First car: A 1982 Toyota Celica when I was 16. Had it three years.
First sports heroes: Eric Davis. They used to call him Magnum 44. I still have his poster I got when I was young; he's why I wear No. 44. Also: Rickey Henderson. I used to pretend I was him in kid ball and they couldn't get me out. I told him if he didn't give me a jersey, I'd steal one.
Your first break came from: Rod Fridley, the White Sox area scout who scouted me before I was drafted. He told me a lot of things that prepared me for the draft and made me a better player.
If you didn't play baseball, what would you do? I'd be lost. Really. But if you ask me what I considered as a kid, I'd say architect. I loved to draw. I wasn't good at it, but I had a lot of imagination.
Best part of baseball: The chance to be a hero, especially in big games, with a big catch or a big hit, to make the fans go, "Whoo!!"
Toughest part of baseball: The struggles. I hate to go through adversity, although as I've gotten more experience I deal with it better.
First impression of Seattle: Surprise, that that's where I was traded to. I've grown to love it. If I had relatives here, I'd live here all the time.
On the road...: Before games, my clock is usually messed up after we fly, so I sleep a lot the first day in a town. Other days I take a walk and get some air. After games I watch ESPN and see how my boys have done. I go over our game to see where I helped or hurt the team, and if I hurt then I visualize how to correct it.
Interview by Bob Finnigan, The Seattle Times
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