Q&A: Matt Johnston – Herts Hawks #52

As we count down to the 2012 National Baseball Championships we are running a series of question and answer sessions with members of the Herts Falcons and Herts Hawks teams who will be going for silverware this Bank Holiday weekend.

1. Name: Matt Johnston

2. Nationality (if dual nationality enter both): British

3. Age: 25

4. Position(s): OF

5. Height: 5,11″

6. Weight: 190lbs

7. Bats (right/left/switch): Right

8. Throws (right/left): Right

9. Previous appearances in the NBCs (year and which team and league i.e. NBL, AAA, AA etc.): None

10. What is your preferred song to go up to bat with: never had a song when going to the plate so perhaps I should stick with none

11. Favourite baseball movie: The Rookie

12. Favourite MLB team: The Texas Rangers

13. Favourite MLB player: Ian Kinsler/Robbie Ross

14. For or against the Designated Hitter rule: Both, I like that the different leagues have different rules, and makes inter league play more interesting, and comical

15. Should Barry Bonds’ home run record have an asterisk next to it: yes

16. What was the largest audience you have performed to (sports or other), when and what event: 2,000 – Birmingham lions vs Warwick Wolves, 2008 I think

17. Who is the most undervalued player in the team: I am not sure I would say he is undervalued but Elkins always gets the job done, certainly one of the most consistent players

18. Who is the prankster in the team: Jon Lewys

19. What is your pre-game routine during the 24 hours before first pitch, any superstitions, etc.: Eating

20. Your favourite pre-game meal: Fry up

21. Predictions for this weekend’s Championship: W’s for Herts

22. Key to our success this weekend in 3 words: focus, grit, fun


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