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The Questions with Matt Holliday

Aug. 21, 2006
Aug. 21, 2006

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Aug. 21, 2006

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The Questions with Matt Holliday

Rockies Outfielder

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

This is an article from the Aug. 21, 2006 issue Original Layout

My first twogames in St. Louis [in 2004], I didn't even sniff a hit. [Manager] Clint Hurdletold me to just relax and have fun and try to slow things down. The next day Ihad three hits.

Your favoriteoff-day activity?

Spending timewith my son, Jackson [who's two], and my wife, Leslee. We go to a park and playwith Jackson on the swings.

One thing aboutbeing in the major leagues that people don't think about?

The challenge ofhaving to bring your best every day. You get one or two days off every twoweeks.

If I weren'tplaying baseball, I'd ...

be coaching,probably baseball. Or playing football. Whether I would have made it infootball, we'll never know.

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

change the rulesso that you get credited with a sacrifice if you get a runner from second tothird on a fly ball or on a ground ball.

LAST WEEK
Holliday, a highly recruited high school QB, had a homer and four RBIs in a winover the Cubs last Saturday and raised his average to .324.

THIS WEEK
The Rockies host the Mets, against whom Holliday hit .367 in 2005.

PHOTOED WOLFSTEIN/ICON SMI (HOLLIDAY AT BAT)PHOTOLARRY GOREN/ICON SMI (HOLLIDAY HEAD SHOT)