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Getting To Know The 2011 Sounds: Catcher Patrick Arlis
04/26/2011 11:33 PM ET
 

Full Name: Patrick Edward Arlis

Position: Catcher

Nickname: PEA

School: Illinois Fighting Illini

Intro Music: Axle F - Beverly Hills Cop

Hometown: Glendale Heights, Ilinois

Resides: Bourbonnais, Illinois

Sunflower seeds or bubblegum: Seeds

Favorite music artists/bands: Pink Floyd & Kid Rock

What's on TV? NCIS

Favorite movies: Braveheart & Boondock Saints

Favorite Actor: Mel Gibson

Favorite Ice Cream: Cinnamon

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Restaurant: T.G.I.Fridays

Favorite cartoon as a kid: Thundercats

Favorite MLB team: Milwaukee Brewers

The Last book you can read? The Giver

Favorite Professional Athlete Growing Up: Walter Payton

Person who taught me the most: My Parents

Magazine subscriptions: Maxim

Most Memorable Baseball Moment: Signing a professional contract

Favorite subject in school: Physical Education

My first car was: 1987 BMW

My Dream car is: 1979 Corvette

I currently drive a: A Cadillac

Funniest person on the Sounds: Tim Dillard

Most intense person on the Sounds: Pitching Coach Rich Gale

If I wasn't playing baseball, I would be: Teaching Physical education

Favorite original Nintendo game: Blades of Steel

My favorite team city to travel to is: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

What is the best prank you've played on someone: Froze all of their clothes

What advice would you offer to kids who want to play professional ball: Have fun and work hard

Something the fans already don't know about me: I wear #22

Who would you most like to meet outside the baseball world: Kid Rock

Biggest influence on your batting stance: My High School Coach

My First Job and How Much I was Paid: I worked at a Propane Company and made $5.00/hr.

Favorite ballplayer growing up: Nolan Ryan

Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Me

Best advice you've ever received: Have fun

What is the best/worst part about being a ballplayer?
Best: Get to see the world
Worst:Traveling and being away from home

What do you do in the off-season to relax? Sleep

Who/what was influential in getting where you are today? My family and coaches

Most underrated baseball skill that kids should learn: Playing catch

Most famous person in my cell phone is: John Axford

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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