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|No one epitomizes the Seattle Mariners' dream season more than Bret Boone.
Boone: "A complete joy. Ask my wife. It's a dream. And a pain in the neck. Ask my wife." 2. So who should play you in that movie?
Boone: "I'm not. I play around with it and have fun. But I'm not cocky. I have a respect for the game, and I know how hard it is. I appreciate the game. I say some things that people think I'm cocky, but I don't really believe those things." 4. So what's the big difference this year in how well you're hitting?
Boone: "Pretty rigorous. I wanted to give myself the best chance this year that I could. I knew this was a big year for me. "I'm 15 pounds heavier, and I'm definitely stronger. I didn't do it for that reason, though, to hit the ball farther. I wanted to make my body strong, to hold up for the whole schedule. To be as strong as I can for as long as I can." 6. What was the best thing about growing up in baseball family?
Boone: "There was no one thing. Everything was great. Hanging out with my dad at the ballpark. Being a part of it."
Boone: "I can't think of a negative. The great thing about growing up in that atmosphere is I got a lot of opportunities to do things nobody else gets." 7a. What about your dad being on the road so much?
Boone: "It was his job. It was his life. And it's what I'm going through now. It takes a special lady to be a baseball wife." 8. What four people -- either living or dead -- would you like to invite to dinner?
Boone: "My grandfather's father. He's the guy who started this whole baseball family deal. I know he's a very interesting guy. I'd like to invite him to dinner and have him see that what happened to his offspring due to him.
Boone: "I listen to everything. I'm very open to things. I like AC/DC, Metallica. I like Madonna, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac. I don't like country. That's about the only kind of music I don't like." 10. What superpower would you most want, the strength of 100 men, the ability to fly or turn invisible?
Boone: "You play this game long enough, trust me, you'll want to disappear sooner or later." Send this story to a friend | Most sent stories
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