15 Questions with Michael Brantley
Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is batting .351 (13-37) with five doubles over his last 10 games. Brantley’s 22-game hitting streak ranks second in all of Major League Baseball this season, just one hit shy of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano’s streak (23). Brantley recently took on TribeVibe’s “15 Questions.”
TribeVibe: What is one of your pet peeves?
Michael Brantley: When I receive a phone call, and they don’t leave a message and tell me what they want.
TV: Are you more likely to be a cardiologist, actor, or landscaper?
MB: I’m more likely to be a landscaper because I like being outdoors.
TV: What is your favorite road stadium and why?
MB: My favorite road stadium is Boston. I love playing in Fenway Park.
TV: What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn?
MB: Halloween’s my least favorite holiday. I don’t celebrate Halloween.
TV: What is the best seat in the dugout?
MB: It’s the one in the far end of the corner, where you can sit on the step and be able to see the game without the gate in the way.
TV: Mac or PC?
TV: If you could eat dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
MB: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and — I’ll get in trouble for this one — LeBron James.
TV: What is your least favorite household chore?
TV: What is your best non-sports related talent?
TV: What is one rule in baseball that the average fan does not understand, and how would you explain it to them?
MB: When the team double-steals, and we throw one runner out; they think it’s still a stolen base, and it’s not. Both people have to steal the bag. If the guy behind them gets caught, it’s still a [fielder's choice] for the other guy.
TV: Which Indians uniform do you like best?
MB: I like the blue jerseys, our Tuesday jerseys, the best.
TV: What is your best childhood memory with your sister?
MB: It is hard to pick just one memory; I love my sister very much. We used to always play Monopoly growing up as a kid.
TV: You’re in a movie. Who plays your part?
MB: Denzel [Washington]. Maybe Will Smith.
TV: What food would you purchase if you attended a baseball game?
MB: A hot dog. You’ve got to get a hot dog at a baseball game.
TV: Can you recommend a game for kids to play?
MB: Anything outdoors, so you can be active and not staring at a TV screen.
-Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor