T-Bones update: Five things about Danny Richar

08/07/2014 6:08 PM

08/07/2014 6:08 PM

T-Bones second baseman Danny Richar has had a long professional career before signing with Kansas City before this season. Since the Arizona Diamondbacks signed him as a free agent in 2001 out of the Dominican Republic, the 31-year-old Richar has enjoyed an 11-year career, reaching the big leagues with the Chicago White Sox in 2007 and Cincinnati Reds in 2008 and 2009.

My idol growing up was…

“Roberto Alomar, second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. I watched him growing up, and I liked the way he played second base.”

My message to young athletes is…

“First of all go to school. Be good with family, and stay out of trouble. Don’t let anyone take away your dream. There are going to be hard times, but you just have to keep fighting.”

My offseason job is…

“I play baseball in the offseason. I only have about one more season after this one left in me before I spend time with my family. So it’s important to me that I play a lot while I still can. In the offseason I will go back home and play more baseball. It’s hard not seeing my family, but I enjoy the game.”

My favorite sports team is…

The Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. I have been a Lakers fan since Kobe Bryant started playing there. He’s just exciting to watch. He has to be my favorite player outside of Michael Jordan. Of course everyone likes Jordan.”

My sports highlight is…

“Getting called up to the big leagues. It was an amazing feeling. My first at-bat I got a hit off Cy Young winner Roy Halladay. I got a hit off his sinker, and it was nasty. It was just a great experience; like a dream come true.”

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