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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Updated: May 14, 11:02 AM ET
OUTTAKES

By Kenny Mayne

KM: We were both born in the Seattle area. What was your hospital? GS: I have no idea. KM: You haven't looked at your birth certificate lately? GS: No. I don't think I've ever actually seen it firsthand. KM: How do you know who you are, then? What if you're somebody else? GS: I don't worry myself with those details.

KM: Is it true that after games, there are a dozen women waiting for you? GS: It might be, but they're all 16, so I'd go to jail. KM: Is it so professional now that you have publicists do that kind of lead work for you? Or is it still the old-fashioned way: You meet a girl at a bookstore or something? GS: Yes, a bookstore. That's where I meet them.

KM: Do you think baseball should add another 30 or 40 games? Play, like, 192 or so? GS: Might as well make it an even 200.

KM: I've heard you described as very quiet. Do you whisper? Or just keep a low profile? GS: Just low profile. I talk to myself a lot. You can see me in the outfield: My lips are moving, and there's no one around. It's kind of funny. KM: Ever had a game where no balls came your way? So you just stood there and talked? GS: I've gone games without having any balls, yes. And if you don't get any hits, either, you kind of sit there and think, I did nothing to contribute today. That's what's weird about baseballyou can be a nonfactor in some games and still win. KM: Would you ever consider calling a team meeting but then not saying much? GS: That's a good idea. I'll call a meeting, get everyone in there and just pace silently for five minutes, then be like, "All right, let's go!" That would fire guys up.

KM: What do you typically do after a game? GS: I hit the couch, maybe watch some TV or play some PS3 and call it a night. KM: Does PlayStation 3 work with Guitar Hero? GS: You'd better believe it. But we play Rock Band here. KM: I tried "Slow Ride" on Guitar Hero once. I was awful. I wanted to trash the guitar. But then we'd have to go buy new equipment. GS: Get the warranty, and you'll be all right.

KM: Last question, but I've got to find someone. I'm at a production facility in New York for a meeting. [Yelling into the room] Where's our guy who has Grady on his team? Todd: [Joining the call] I do. KM: You get to ask him one final question. Todd: I enjoy having you on my fantasy team. GS: Thanks. KM: Anything Grady could do to help your team? Todd: He could steal a few more bases. Right now I'm playing a guy who has Josť Reyes. GS: So steal more bases? Todd: Yes, like, literally two more this week. That's it. GS: Okay. I can do that.