Q: Who are your favorite players in major league baseball?
A: Travis Hafner is a great friend. Him and his wife have been with me at Wrestlemanias. My wife and I have spent a lot of time at his place. He is one guy who may want to try his hand at a little in wrestling when his playing career is done.
Chris Perez his a big WWE fan as is (Chicago) catcher A.J. Pierzynksi. A.J. and I text back and forth. He was voted by his peers as the most hated athlete in baseball. I was joking with him about that and he said “that it happens every year, but that it bodes well for my wrestling career.”
I have been fortunate to meet a lot of people in baseball. Kenny Lofton is a friend of mine and I did a piece of art work for his organization, “Kenny’s Kids.” Charlie Manuel is a big WWE fan. One time I was at the park and walked by his office. He had a bunch of scouts in his office, saw me walk by and stopped me. He kicked out all of the scouts from his office, sat down in his chair and wanted to talk about a beating that Stone Cold (Steve Austin) had taken the night before.
Q: Who is your favorite baseball broadcaster?
A: Right now I would have to go with Rick Manning. I hear him all the time with the Indians. I can tell you my least favorite is partially because of the team and the fact that he is such a homer is the “Hawk” (Ken Harrleson). When the Indians play the White Sox and he is on I have to turn the volume down.