Q&A: Ralph Bartholomew – Herts Hawks #17

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: Ralph Bartholomew

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

3. Age: 42

4. Position(s): Anywhere except pitcher/catcher

5. Height: 5 ft 10

6. Weight: 169 lbs

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: Silence

11. Favourite baseball movie: none

12. Favourite MLB team: Red Sox unfortunately

13. Favourite MLB player: Cal Ripken

14. For or against the Designated Hitter rule: For

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: High school talent show

17. Who is the most undervalued player in the team: Kal

18. Who is the prankster in the team: There’s a few…

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

20. Your favourite pre-game meal: Meat

21. Predictions for this weekend’s Championship: Partly sunny with a chance of Hawks win.

22. Key to our success this weekend in 3 words: Error free ball


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