Getting To Know The 2011 Sounds: Pitcher Mike Fiers

July 29, 2011 5:34 PM ET

Full Name: Michael Bruce Fiers

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher

Nickname: Smokey

Walk-Up Music: The Prodigy - Firestarter

Resides: Pompono Beach, Florida

Hometown: Sunrise, Florida

School: Nova Southeastern Sharks

Types Of Pitches I Throw and My Outpitch: Fastball, Cutter, Curveball, and Changeup (outpitch)

Favorite Movies: The Sandlot and The 40 Year Old Virgin

Favorite Music: Eminem and Lil Wayne


Favorite Cartoon As A Kid: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo

Favorite Actor: Ben Stiller

Favorite Restaurant: Panera Bread

MLB Player I Model My Game After: Fernando Valenzuela

Favorite Professional Athlete Growing Up: Chipper Jones

Most Memorable Baseball Moment: Being drafted by the Brewers in 2009

Best Dressing Teammate: Daniel Meadows

Most Intense Teammate: Taylor Green

Funniest Teammate: Erick Almonte (Justin James is a close 2nd)

My First Car was a: 1968 Ford Mustang

I Currently Drive a: 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor

My Hidden Talent is: Dancing

I'm Afraid of: 5:00 a.m. Beach Runs

Favorite Athlete in Another Sport: German professional table tennis player Timo Boll

Favorite Nintendo Game: Tecmo Bowl

My Favorite City To Travel To: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If I Could Face Any Batter, it would be: Mike Fiers (easy out)

Who would portray me in a movie about my life: Ben Affleck

Advice I Would Offer Kids Who Want To Play Professional Baseball: Work as hard as you can each day so you do not have regrets

Most Underrated Baseball Skill That Kids Should Learn: Pitching to contact

Favorite Place to Visit in Nashville: Anywhere with good food

Person I Would Like to Meet Outside of the Baseball World: Dwyane Wade

My First Job and How Much I was Paid: Washing Boats - $10 per hour

One Thing I Cannot Live Without: My computer

My Dream Date: Carrie Underwood

Best & Worst Aspects About Being a Ballplayer:
Best: The simple fact of playing baseball for a living
Worst: Being away from family and friends

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

Offseason Activities To Relax: Travel down to the Florida Keys

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

My Welcome to Professional Baseball Moment was: Pitcher coach Elvin Nina making me sing the National Anthem to the team in Helena on my first day before practice.

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

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