What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
Coming up last August; going to Seattle; pitching against Ichiro, Edgar [Martinez]. Then, after winning the game, getting showered with beer by the team. I'll always remember that beer shower.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
In Oakland this year I threw a pitch, and one of my contacts shot out of my eye. I'm looking around, and I don't even know what to do. My vision's terrible without contacts. I told the ump, 'I've got one contact in, there's no way I'm going to see the strike zone. I don't think the hitter wants me to pitch like that.' They called time, and it took, like, 20 minutes to find my backups and put another one in.
July 10, 2005
If I weren't playing baseball, I'd be ...
in college, at UT [University of Texas]. Maybe just to play baseball. I'd be a junior right now.
If I were commissioner for a day, I would ...
give it up. I wouldn't ever want that job. I think we're doing all right right now.
He allowed three runs in 13 1/3 innings, in starts against the Blue Jays and the Twins.
Kazmir, 21, the majors' fifth-youngest player, is to pitch at home against the Tigers, whom he beat on May 19 in Detroit.