Around the Horn With Chris Carrier
Nov. 4, 2013
Memphis will field a 2014 squad that features 11 newcomers. GoTigersGo.com introduces you to OF Chris Carrier as part of the Around the Horn series of question and answers with newcomers.
Carrier is a freshman outfielder out of Christian Brothers High School.
Question 1: Why did you choose to play for the Tigers?
Chris: It's really close to home and real convenient and I wanted to stay close to home.
Question 2: What's been the biggest adjustment you've had to make to the college game?
Chris: Definitely the speed of the game; and the competition is a lot higher.
Question 3: Who's your favorite MLB player, and why?
Chris: I would have to say Mike Trout. He's an inspiration because he's an awesome outfielder. He's a five-tool player and that's my goal.
Question 4: If you didn't play baseball, what sport would you choose to play and why?
Chris: Football because it's my second favorite sport. I played it in high school, and probably would've played it here too.
Question 5: What's your favorite thing to do when you're not on the field?
Chris: Relax with the time I have to spare. I love to go outside and play basketball with my friends.
Question 6: Favorite restaurant in Memphis?
Chris: Rendezvous. I love the ribs.
Question 7: How did you get started playing baseball?
Chris: My dad played baseball in college too. My whole family played baseball and I started playing when I was like 3 or 4.
Question 8: Favorite TV show?
Chris: Duck Dynasty. It always cracks me up with the things they do.
Question 9: Favorite walkup song?
Chris: Hells Bells by AC/DC
Question 10: Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
Chris: I put the same socks on, my left one before my right, and my left ankle brace before my right ankle brace. Before I go to bat, I stretch the same way every single time too.
Question 11: What country would you most like to visit?
Chris: I would love to go to Australia; the scuba diving and seeing the Great Barrier Reef.
Question 12: What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
Chris: Just how it's so close to home and it's a great environment and has great facilities.
Question 13: What parts of your game are you most trying to improve right now?
Chris: Hitting for average and not striking out as much. Knowing the zone a lot better.
Question 14: What's one thing your teammates would be surprised to know about you?
Chris: I used to hunt a lot.
Question 15: Who is the guy in the clubhouse that keeps it most upbeat?
Question 16: Favorite movie?
Chris: Dukes of Hazzard. It reminds me of me and my cousin because we do stupid stuff all the time.
Question 17: Who is the one celebrity you would most like to meet?
Chris: Will Ferrell
Question 18: What was the nickname of the first baseball team you ever played on?
Chris: Triple C or C Cubed