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Player Profile: John Gaub
08/10/2009 4:30 PM ET
Name: John Gaub

Nickname: Deaner

Favorite Music: Classic rock

Favorite Bands: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Favorite TV show: Entourage

Favorite Movie: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

Favorite Actor: Brad Pitt and Will Ferrel

Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza from Papa Murphy's

Favorite Professional Athlete: Marian Gaborik

Favorite Team(s): Minnesota Wild

Hobbies: Hockey, fishing

Person who taught me the most: My mom

Best Baseball Moment: Every time I strike someone out

If I wasn't playing baseball, I'd be: Who knows?!?

Position other than your own you'd like to play: Shortstop

MLB ballpark you would like to play in: Wrigley Field

Three people dead or alive I'd like to have dinner with: Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, and Phil Zander

Best dresser on the team: Steve Clevenger

Foreign countries I've visited: Mexico

Favorite vacation spot: A weekend away ice fishing

Best sport other than baseball: Hockey

I drive a: 10-speed

To improve as a baseball player I need to: Throw 100 MPH

The best thing about my home state, Minnesota: All four seasons, the lakes

I'm afraid of: Flying

Funniest Teammate: James Russell

Most intense teammate: Bobby Scales

For Christmas I want a: new arm

What reality show would you be on and how would you fare? Deal or No Deal ... I'd probably pick the 1-cent briefcase

My best Halloween costume was: Lt. Dangle from Reno 911

My biggest pet peeve is: Ketchup packets

If you opened my refrigerator, you'd find : Ketchup and milk

My hidden talent is: I can bend my fingers all the way to touch the back of my hand.

If I could have a superpower it would be: Invisibility

I never leave home without: Chapstick

In the International rock-paper-scissor contest, you'd throw: Scissors

What's your favorite board game? Candyland

What did you want to be when you were little? A baseball player

What is one thing you can't live without? My family

What's on your iPod right now? Red Hot Chili Peppers

What's your favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni

Did you make a New Year's resolution? Did you keep it? No, because I knew it would be broken. I just thought I'd save myself the embarrassment.

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