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The Questions With Orlando Hudson

April 10, 2006
April 10, 2006

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The Questions With Orlando Hudson

Diamondbacks Second Baseman

What was yourwelcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?

My first game [as a Blue Jays rookie], I went 0 for 4 with an error. My firstground ball went right between my legs.

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What was yourmost embarrassing moment?

When I was a rookie, my teammates gave me a yellow M&M suit and I had towear it through the airport and on the plane.

Your favoriteoff-day activity?

I'll wash a few clothes, get that out of the way. I like a movie. I'll watch ascary movie, then come back, watch Lifetime [TV network] and chill.

If I weren't inthe big leagues, I'd ...

[run] an autistic school. I've always loved autistic kids. Even in elementaryschool, I had a special place in my heart for them. I have a few distantrelatives [who are autistic].

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...

have pitchers throw fastballs down the middle. No curves. No split-fingers.Just fastballs.

LAST WEEK
Hudson, 28, had a bunt single in Arizona's Opening Day loss to Colorado.

THIS WEEK
The D-Backs play in Milwaukee this weekend, then host Colorado in their homeopener next Tuesday.

PHOTOCHARLES REX ARBOGAST/AP (HUDSON ACTION)PHOTOBRAD MANGIN (HUDSON HEAD SHOT)