What’s your favorite restaurant in Kansas City?
I like Jack Stack Barbecue. Of course, you can’t go wrong with any barbecue in Kansas City. Have to hit all the spots now that I’m up here.
I imagine that’s a postgame meal, so what do you go to for a pregame meal?
Probably pasta. Spaghetti. I feel like I can’t eat too much before a game, so just load up on the carbs.
Do you have a favorite ballpark in the Majors besides Kauffman Stadium?
I would say San Francisco because of the weather and just being by the water. I’m excited to hopefully go there in June, all of those West Coast stadiums are great.
You’re still young in your career, so is there a superstar baseball player that you’re excited to play against?
Not really, but my first big league Spring Training, I was pumped to play against Mike Trout. Obviously his reputation as a player, and then he’s just a great guy it seems like. That was kind of a, “Oh wow, my dream of playing Major League Baseball is super close and attainable,” moment.
What’s your take on this new Nicky-Bobby combination that’s taken off in this clubhouse and social media?
Oh, you mean Shake and Bake? We got to get that shirt here for people to wear. Those two are really good players and just fun people. I am not surprised they leaned into that nickname at all. I love watching them play.