<
>

Mag Minute: Chad Billingsley, Dodgers

Back in action after time on the DL with a right index finger contusion, Dodger starter Chad Billingsley made his 2013 debut on Wednesday against the Padres, allowing just five hits and one earned run in six innings pitched. The 28-year-old looked fully recovered from the injury to his throwing hand and helped his team to a 4-3 win, but there actually might not be a rotation spot for Billingsley in L.A., seeing as the club added Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu this offseason. So, barring any deals, the 2003 first round draft pick will have to battle Chris Capuano for the fifth spot. In the meantime, we sat down with him to find a bit more about his life away from the diamond.

Who would you want to play you in your biopic?

My favorite actor, Jim Carrey. The old Jim Carrey.

What is the most embarrassing music you like to listen to?

I like Earth, Wind and Fire.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

It would probably from my dad. He said a lot of good things, such "Never give up—keep fighting."

What is your guilty pleasure?

I’d say ice cream. I love ice cream. Vanilla and chocolate swirl. I’m a big fan of Dairy Queen.

When you have a day off in LA, how do you spend it?

I stay at home and relax. I lie out by the pool, or grill steak or barbecue chicken.

What is the most unusual item in your locker?

One year, from a Japanese fan, I got one of those Japanese paper fans. The kind you open it up.

Who in the baseball world would you most like to meet?

Nolan Ryan.

What was the last thing you Googled?

“Asanti rims.” For my car. They're pretty sweet.