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“Covering the Bases” with Phil Mosey

Feb 7, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

photo by Kaitlyn Kiely

Phil Mosey is an infielder and catcher for the Irish baseball team. I spoke with the Fishers, Ind. native about his interests both on and off the diamond.

Q: Who was your favorite baseball player as a kid?

A: Derek Jeter, for sure.

Q: What player do you model your game after?

A: I’m a pretty big Chipper Jones fan. I try to model his old-school style of play.

Q: Who is your favorite pro team?

A: The [New York] Yankees.

Q:  Do you have a pregame ritual?

A: Yeah. I just eat as many egg sandwiches and PB&J’s that I can. I try to carbo-load.

Q: Do you have a batting box ritual?

A: Yeah, I basically get in and out of the box pretty much the same way every time.

Q: What is your favorite moment of your baseball career so far?

A: I guess any time we sweep a series in BIG EAST conference play is a highlight for me.

Q: Is it easier to hit a 90 mph fastball or a wiffleball curveball?

A: Definitely a 90 mph fastball.

Q: Do you have any hobbies off the field?

A: Larping, for sure. (Live-Action Role-Playing is an activity where participants act out characters’ actions from role-playing games).

Q: What is your major and a favorite class?

A: My major is FTT (Film, Television, and Theatre), and my favorite class is Video Games and Gender Roles.

Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?

A: My favorite spot on campus is probably my futon.

Q: What is the best nickname on the team and who has it?

A: The best nickname on the team is “The Cinnamon Dragon.” That would be Forrest Johnson.

Q: Do you have a nickname?

A: People call me “Get Philly” or “Brosey” sometimes.

Q: What is your favorite phrase from one of the coaches?

A: Coach Cheek, our strength and conditioning coach, says “If you want to be strong, pick up heavy things often.”

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