Two Minutes with…Kevin Gausman
Most Orioles fans are familiar by now with Kevin Gausman, who made his Major League debut last year after an impressive spring. Gausman was shuttled from Triple-A to the big leagues last year and found a niche in relief after a rocky start in the rotation.
He’s now using that experience in competing for the fifth starter spot this spring. Gausman’s love for mini-powdered doughnuts has been well-documented, but here’s a few more interesting tidbits about one of the Orioles’ top pitching prospects…
Favorite food: I would have to say any kind of hibachi. I think it’s more than just dinner, you know? You watch them make it and they flip broccoli toward you. So, I would say that.
Favorite movie: I like really awkward moments so I’d have to say Napoleon Dynamite.
Hidden talent if you have one: I really don’t have any talents. I’m talentless.
[MLB.com: I find this really hard to believe.]
I used to play the saxophone, that’s about it. I stopped [my] seventh-grade year.
If I wasn’t a baseball player I’d be…: A historian. I was a history major at LSU. You know Ancient Aliens, the show? It’s on The History Channel, you can watch it. I want to do that, it’d be cool. Basically, they have historians come in and make up these ridiculous assumptions. It’s pretty cool.
Favorite offseason place: I went to Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean this offseason. So, probably that.
Prized possession: I have a ball signed by Ozzie Smith and the entire 2010 Aflac All-American game. It’s got like Bryce Harper and I think Manny [Machado] is on it. I guess that would be it. I have it, my mom got me this really corny frame, it’s like a baseball frame that has all these baseballs in it. It’s a home plate.