Personality Test: Tony Sanchez
Tony Sanchez, the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie catcher, already has made a colorful impact on fans (via his Twitter account) and his team. When he took the field for the first time at PNC Park on July 30, he said he felt as if 33,861 pairs of eyes were on him.
The 25-year-old Miami, Fla., native's first major-league home run was Aug. 24 in San Francisco, off of former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum. He now has the ball for his memorabilia collection.
Sanchez was a three-time All-Dade County selection at Killian High School in Miami, where he graduated in 2006, leading the team in every offensive category as a senior. He played three years at Boston College and finished his collegiate career ranked fifth in school history in home runs (24) and RBIs (124), and he established a single-season school record with 63 runs scored.
Sanchez was drafted in the first round, fourth overall, by the Pirates in 2009. He helped the Pirates beat the Cubs on Sept. 15 with a solo homer at PNC Park.
Sanchez entertains fans via Twitter (@Tony26Montana), where he offers commentary, humorous and otherwise, on a variety of topics, from reality television shows to baseball; clip-on ties to gas-station breakfast burritos; the AMC show “Breaking Bad” to the pitfalls of taking his mother and girlfriend to the casino.
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life:
Greg Lovelady, catcher at University of Miami. I used to dream of catching at University of Miami like Greg.
The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:
B. Goo-Goo Dolls
C. Lady Gaga
D. Yo Gabba Gabba
C. My girlfriend makes me listen to Lady Gaga.
The superpower I wish I had in real life:
Super speed so I wouldn't be such an awful base runner.
I can't live without my iPod, cellphone, DVR or laptop?
My favorite reality show:
Best mistake I've ever made:
Not losing any weight throughout high school.
Favorite guilty pleasure:
“Twilight” and vampire movies.
The song that always gets me out on the dance floor:
“Cupid Shuffle,” the only song I can dance to.
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
Ham and turkey with lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo and mustard
The oldest thing in my refrigerator:
Favorite lunchtime spot:
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:
My favorite website:
Exercise I hate most:
Star I'd like to dance with on “Dancing With the Stars”:
E. I hate sports
Pirates. They pay the bills
One word my mother would use to describe me:
Three people I'd love to have dinner with:
Mickey Mantle, Kate Beckinsale, Blake Lively
The first band I saw in concert:
Jason Aldean, Orlando, 2011
The best concert I've ever seen:
Jason Aldean, Orlando, 2011
Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:
Saturday mornings, you'll find me:
Sleeping till noon
The person I'm most often mistaken for:
(Pirate first baseman) Gaby Sanchez (no relation)
In high school, I was:
The movie that always makes me cry:
My most treasured fashion accessory:
My most memorable fashion mistake:
Phat Farm and Echo clothing
What you'll always find in my glove compartment:
The last book I read:
My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:
My most embarrassing junk food:
My first job:
My worst job:
Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:
I'm deathly afraid of:
My favorite cable channel:
Life would be better without:
I never travel without my:
People would be surprised to know that:
My real first name is Jorge (Jorge Anthony Sanchez)
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