This is the latest in a series of short question-and-answer chats with Royals players.
My hope is to let fans know a little bit more about each player beyond their performance on the field. This edition is with closer Kelvin Herrera, a two-time All-Star who has 10 saves and a 0.96 ERA.
Herrera answered these five questions:
1. Do you have a pregame ritual?
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"No, I don’t have one. I just get ready to pitch, that’s it. My ritual is I don’t have a ritual"
2. What is your favorite place for barbecue in Kansas City?
"I don’t really go out in Kansas City to eat, because I have my family here and we cook here."
3. What is the best meal you can make?
"I like ribs. I can make ribs. I make the sauce with bitter oranges. I mix in a couple more things, pour it on and wait. Just wait."
4. What is your favorite movie?
"There’s a comedy movie named Grown-Ups 2. I love it. The four guys are just playing around, having a good time. I love that movie."
5. Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
"That was Pedro Martinez. I grew up watching the guy and enjoying every game that he pitched. Trying to be like that guy is tough. I’m not a starter anymore, but I’m his friend. It is cool."