I was at the ballpark the weekend of the Tigers series and made it around to about 10 players to get their assessment of the team's performance and their personal performance through the first half of the season. I'll be transcribing these interviews and posting them in the upcoming weeks through the All-Star break, but most of them will be available for mp3 download. I've never made the mp3 files of the interviews available for download, so we'll see how it goes. Here is a schedule of upcoming postings:
Mid-Year Interview Series
|5th||Peter Moylan||Audio mp3 file for download.|
|6th||Jeff Francoeur||Audio mp3 file for download.|
|7th||Kelly Johnson||Transcribed interview only due to background noise.|
|8th||Mid-Season Top 25 Braves Prospects||I may also have some bonus interviews still left over from spring training.|
|9th||Chuck James||Audio mp3 file for download.|
|9th||Tim Hudson||Transcribed interview only due to background noise.|
|10th||Edgar Renteria||Audio mp3 file and transcript available.|
|11th||Chad Paronto||Transcript only.|
|11th||Tyler Yates||Audio mp3 file for download.|
|12th||Matt Diaz||Audio mp3 file for download.|
|12th||Brian McCann||Audio mp3 file for download.|
I ask many of the same questions to each player, and while that might get a little repetitive, I like to see how different players answer the same questions. It can really show the personalities of the different players, and give a bit of insight into how each of them thinks about the game and about the season.
A warning on the audio interviews. I have this annoying little habit that I can't seem to totally break myself of. After many of the questions I'll say, "cool." It's sort of like my "okay," or my "um." Hopefully that won't get too annoying.