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Q-and-A with Matt Cole, Rich Central baseball

Matt Cole Rich Central. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Matt Cole, of Rich Central. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: May 25, 2013 6:20AM



Cole, a senior first baseman, has spent his entire high school career on the varsity. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Richton Park resident has verbally committed to Alcorn State.

What do you like most about baseball?

It’s a mental game. You have to know how to deal with your emotions.

What’s your favorite baseball movie?

“Moneyball”.

State title game. You’re in it. Which team do you want most to beat for the championship? Why?

Oak Forest. They’ve broken our hearts the last two years in the playoffs.

Given the chance, what person, dead or alive, would you most like to meet? Why?

Martin Luther King. He was the leader of African-Americans and spoke out for people who couldn’t speak out for themselves.

You’re stranded on a deserted island. You can have an endless supply of one food. What would it be?

My mom’s chicken fajitas.

What’s you favorite baseball field to play at on the road?

H-F. It’s a nice field, and I grew up playing against a lot of those guys.

If you could have your pick, which celebrity would you choose as your prom date?

Beyonce.

What’s in your iPod?

King Louie, Fredo Santana.

What do your parents think of your taste in music?

They say it’s very barbaric and hoodlum.

Who do your parents listen to?

John Lennon.

Should Barry Bonds be in the Hall of Fame?

Yes. Before the steroids era, he was still a 30-30 (homers-stolen bases) guy.

As told to Pat Disabato



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