Kuo interviews players about Kuo
ANAHEIM -- Barely 24 hours after learning he had been added to the National League All-Star team, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo took advantage of a lull in his media availability session -- basically, no one in the media had anything else to ask him -- to have a little fun with his three fellow Dodgers All-Stars.
Kuo, who speaks limited English and possesses a fairly dry personality, was handed a microphone by J.D. Preuss of the Dodgers' video-production staff. Preuss then followed with a camera as Kuo approached the table occupied by Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton and stuck the mic in Broxton's face.
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"Do you know Kuo?" he asked.
"Yes, I know Kuo," Broxton replied.
"What do you think of him?"
"He's got a pretty good changeup."
Kuo then went to Rafael Furcal and asked what he thought of Kuo's changeup.
"You got more than a changeup," Furcal said, laughing.
Finally, Kuo, who hasn't given up a hit to a left-handed hitter this season, moved over to Andre Ethier, a left-handed hitter.
"How would you feel," Kuo asked, "if they brought in a left-hander just to pitch to you in the All-Star Game?"
"I can say if I were facing Hong-Chih Kuo, he would probably be afraid that I would get a hit off him, so he probably wouldn't want to throw a pitch anywhere near the plate."
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.