THE QUESTIONS WITH Carlos Delgado

METS FIRST BASEMAN
April 29, 2007

What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
I came up in '93 [with Toronto]. We were in the middle of a pennant race, but we were on the road. When we got back to Toronto, we were playing Boston and the Yankees. There were 50,000 people in the stadium. I was scared s---less.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
You drop a ball, lose a ball in the sun, the ball kicks funny and hits you, you trip over your shoes and fall on your [butt]. It's all happened to me.

One thing about being in the major leagues that people don't think about?
The perks. You go to a restaurant and they don't have a table—usually they can accommodate you. If people recognize you at an airport, you might get upgraded or jump in front of the line.

If I weren't playing baseball, I'd be ...
Super Dad. And doing some sort of real estate or computer stuff—anything to do with numbers and technology.

LAST WEEK
Delgado, whose wife, Betzaida, had their first child, Carlos Antonio, on March 23, had 10 RBIs for the 11--6 Mets through Sunday.

THIS WEEK
The Mets and Delgado, 34, play in Washington, where he has batted .294 with six RBIs over his last 11 games.

PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (DELGADO PLAYING) PHOTOJOHN IACONO (DELGADO HEADSHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)