Giants GM Brian Sabean has recently announced that Gary Brown will not be a September call up. Giants fans are still excited to see Brown in a Giants uniform. He’s done nothing but capture all Giants fans attention thus far. SF Giants Rumors was lucky enough to sit down in the San Jose Giants dugout with Brown a while back. This is the Q&A that Brown did with me.
Steven: What kind of music is on your iPod?
Gary Brown: My iPod has everything… Ranging from Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne (laughing).
Steven: What’s your favorite baseball movie?
Gary Brown: Has to be The Sandlot.
Steven: What is something you love to do other than playing baseball?
Gary Brown: I like to go out with my friends and movies obviously is a big one. I went to a movie after church every Sunday with my family. I would say movies and hanging out with friends.
Steven: Are you a Netflix subscriber?
Gary Brown: No, I’m thinking about doing it though.
Steven: If you weren’t playing baseball, what profession would you be in?
Gary Brown: I don’t know (he laughs), teaching, I have no idea.
Steven: On an off day, where are fans likely to spot you?
Gary Brown: In bed (laughing).
Steven: Since you’re a California guy. Who was your favorite team growing up, and if you say the Dodgers then we might have to end this interview right now.
Gary Brown: (laughing) No, it was the Angels. I was closer to Angels stadium. I do like Vin Scully though. I think everyone appreciates Vin. But it was the Angels.
Steven: So you were rooting for the Angels in the 2002 World Series then?
Gary Brown: Uhhhh… Yeah I was (laughing).
Steven: Who was your favorite player as a kid growing up, and who do you think was the greatest player of all time in a Giants uniform?
Gary Brown: I think the last part is a easy question, Willie Mays. Growing up, I don’t know. I liked a lot of guys, but I do still look up to Derrek Jeter and the way he carries himself.
Steven: What was your first reaction when you were drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 draft?
Gary Brown: I couldn’t stop smiling (laughs), and obviously thinking about my family…. I was at the field cause we had a game that night, so I was at the field with my team. I just couldn’t stop smiling. It was a great, great feeling. Probably the best I have felt in baseball up to this point.
Steven: Prior to the draft what other teams besides the Giants were showing interest in you?
Gary Brown: Oh shoot, I don’t know. I had talk to a lot of them. At this point it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the Giants now (laughing).
Steven: Good answer! (laughing)
Gary Brown: (laughing)
Steven: At what age did you realize that you can make a career out of playing baseball?
Gary Brown: I always wanted too. You know, you hear that typical story. When you’re growing up, you write what you want to be when you grow up on the paper in class like in 2nd grade or whatever. The teacher kind of looks at you like you can’t do that really. I’ve always wanted to do it and a lot of people said I couldn’t do it growing up. It just pushed me more. I was always the little guy playing with bigger dudes. That’s kind of where my mentality for the game comes from.
Steven: In the Giants Media Guide it says you’re tabbed by Baseball America as the Giants fastest base runner in the farm system.
Gary Brown: How did I know, something about Ford (laughing)?
Steven: Do you think you can beat Darren Ford in a foot race, or have you guys already raced?
Gary Brown: We got a lot of crap amongst each other. Manny Burriss kept instigating. We never did race, but I think Ford’s got me (laughing).
Steven: I know Giants fans are excited to see you as a spark plug in their lineup and tracking balls down at AT&T Park. What do you continue to work on to get yourself up to the next level?
Gary Brown: Right now it’s to quit getting thrown out. I hate getting thrown out, and I think I got thrown out like 10 times. For me is unacceptable, and that’s what I’m here working on. Little things like that and my defense. I think those are two things that i really pride myself on because you can’t control how many hits you get. You can control your defense and hustle plays. I shouldn’t be getting thrown out that much so I’ll be working on that.
Steven: Thank you to Gary Brown and the San Jose Giants for allowing me to do this interview. SF Giants Rumors wishes Gary the best of luck and we look forward to following your career!
~King of Cali (Steven)
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