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Dugout Chatter

From majorleaguebasball.com


Learn all about your favorite players in the MLB Kids player interview.

This Week ... Shawn Green

Los Angeles Dodgers Rightfielder
1999 All-Star, Gold Glove winner and Silver Slugger

Favorite baseball player when he was a kid: "Don Mattingly, I just liked the way he hit. He was a great hitter and had great style."

Favorite team when he was growing up: "I liked all of the teams, it was always changing."

Favorite subject in school: Math

When he began playing baseball: "I started playing tee ball when I was seven."

His advice for kids who hope to be in the Majors someday: "You've just got practice all the time and try to be around people who know how to play. Whether it's a parent or an older brother or friend - somebody who knows baseball."

All-time favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite band: Pearl Jam

Favorite breakfast cereal: Kix

Favorite TV show: Seinfeld

If he could have dinner with any current or former Major Leaguer, it would be: "Sandy Koufax, and I did have dinner with him."

If he could have witnessed any historical baseball event in person, it would be: "Watching Babe Ruth hit."

The stadium he most enjoys playing in: Fenway Park

Best and worst parts about playing pro baseball: "The best part is you have great competition everyday, and you get to travel around and you're playing a game for a living. The worst part is the same thing - the traveling, it gets old."

If he could add any one player to his roster, it would be: "Either Alex Rodriguez or Nomar Garciaparra, or Derek Jeter, any one of them - they're all great."

Person who taught him the most about baseball: His father