Q&A: Arizona in the spring, Kenny Powers & Magglio
Hey, everyone! I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and ate a lot of turkey and mashed potatoes! Here are some more of your questions answered:
Q: Ozzie, what do you think about Arizona? Do you have any favorite restaurants down there, and how do you like having Spring Training there?
A: Arizona has great weather, even though it’s kind of weird because in the morning it’s freezing and then gets very, very warm during the day. I love the amazing golf courses they have out there, even though I need to get a lot better! Our Spring Training facilities are very good and convenient for the managers and players because they are all so close. It allows us to take batting practice in Glendale and then travel to our road games and back quickly. “Mastro’s” and “Mariscos Chihuahua” are my two favorite places to eat, and I go there often. In fact, I take the Arizona grounds-crew guys out to eat every year at one of those places. I love those guys.
Q: Will you invite Kenny Powers to camp next spring?
A: I would love to have Kenny Powers in camp. I also want that YouTube kid, Keenan Cahill — the little guy with the glasses. That guy is great!
Q: Are A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko staying?
A: When you guys ask me questions about players, you guys are asking the wrong man.
Q: As a former resident of Berwyn, Ill., do you ever get a chance to make it back? Any favorite restaurants?
A: Yes, I have some good friends in the Berwyn Police — Jimmy Sassetti is my guy! My favorite place to go eat is :Mr. Tacos,” and I remember Orlando the Barber.
Q: Is there still heat between you and Magglio Ordonez?
A: No, me and Magglio did what we had to do. We moved on and respect one another. I’m happy when he does well.
Q: What are your thoughts on global warming?
A: To be honest, I really don’t know that much about global warming. I do know that we need to try and take a little better care of our environment, no matter what you believe.
Thanks for all the questions, and remember to keep them coming!