Getting To Know The 2011 Sounds: Infielder Erick Almonte

August 10, 2011 6:09 PM ET

Full Name: Erick R. Almonte

Position: First Base & Designated Hitter

Nickname: Big Sexy

Walk-Up Music: Spongebob Squarepants

Resides: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Sunflower Seeds or Bubblegum: Sunflower Seeds

Favorite Movies: Any Comedies

Favorite TV Show: 24

Favorite Cartoon As A Kid: Astro Boy

Favorite Actor: Kiefer Sutherland

Favorite Restaurant: Benihana

Favorite MLB Team: Toronto Blue Jays of the 1990's

MLB Player I Model My Game After: Steve Balboni

Favorite Professional Athlete Growing Up: Tony Fernandez

Most Memorable Baseball Moment: My Major League Debut on September 4, 2001 at Toronto

Best Dressing Teammate: Mat Gamel (not really)

Most Intense Teammate: Chase Wright

Funniest Teammate: Tim Dillard

My First Car was a: Honda Civic

I Currently Drive a: Toyota 4Runner

My Dream Car Is a: Mercedes S500

My Hidden Talent is: Cooking

I'm Afraid of: The Dark

Favorite Athlete in Another Sport: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

Favorite Nintendo Game: Super Mario Bros.

My Favorite Cities To Travel To: Reno, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada

Superstitions and Pregame Rituals: I'm superstitious, but have no pregame rituals.

If I Could Face Any Pitcher, it would be: Nolan Ryan

Who would portray me in a movie about my life: George Lopez

Advice I Would Offer Kids Who Want To Play Professional Baseball: Stay in school

Best Advice I Have Ever Received: Don't ever think you can't do something.

Most Underrated Baseball Skill That Kids Should Learn: Baserunning

Person I Would Like to Meet Outside of the Baseball World: Jack Bauer

My First Job and How Much I was Paid: Pizza Delivery - $40 per week

One Thing I Cannot Live Without: My cell phone

Best & Worst Aspects About Being a Ballplayer:
Best: Playing baseball in front of a lot of people
Worst: Being away from family

Most Influential in Getting Me to Where I am Today: My Father

Offseason Activities To Relax: Play baseball

If I Could Be Anyone Else In The World For One Day, It Would Be: Jack Bauer

The Most Famous People In My Cell Phone Are: Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano

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