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THE QUESTIONS WITH Brad Wilkerson

June 18, 2007
June 18, 2007

Table of Contents
June 18, 2007

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NBA FINALS
STANLEY CUP FINALS
Pro Football
  • At his first Patriots minicamp, wideout Randy Moss looked like a new man. Can a player disparaged for his work ethic succeed in an all-for-one ethos?

Tennis
  • Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin once again ruled the French¬†Open, winning their third straight titles in grand fashion on Roland Garros's terre battue

Horse Racing
  • No Triple Crown on the line? No problem. Showing the boys a thing or two, Rags¬†to¬†Riches raced into the history books at the Belmont, holding off the favorite in a stirring stretch duel

Motor Sports
Omar Minaya

THE QUESTIONS WITH Brad Wilkerson

RANGERS / OUTFIELDER

What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
Being introduced for my first game. I was called up to Montreal at the All-Star break in 2001. My parents came from Kentucky to enjoy it with me. Then I went 0 for my first 10 at bats.

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What was your most embarrassing moment?
A few years ago, in front of 50,000 fans at Dodger Stadium, I was on first and I thought there were two outs when there was only one. While they were throwing the ball to first [after a fly out], I kept running. I had my head down rounding third.

If I weren't playing baseball, I'd be ...
involved in soccer. I played in high school, and I follow the English Premier League. My favorite team has been Liverpool since I was a kid.

If I were commissioner for a day I'd ...
like the pitcher to hit [in the American League]. It gives you more strategy. I was a pitcher in college [Florida].

LAST WEEK
Wilkerson came off the DL (hamstring) and went 1 for 9 against the Brewers.

THIS WEEK
The Rangers travel to Cincinnati. Wilkerson, 30, is batting .354 lifetime against the Reds.

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