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Q-and-A with Garrett O’Neill, Brother Rice baseball

Garrett O'Neill Brother Rice baseball. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Garrett O'Neill, Brother Rice baseball. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 3, 2012 12:20PM



Garrett O’Neill, a senior, was a consistent performer on the mound and at the plate for Brother Rice baseball.

The resident of Chicago’s Beverly community and St. John Fisher School graduate hit .346 and drove in 26 runs, and also was 5-4 on the hill.

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

Babe Ruth. I’d like to ask him if he really called his shot (homer) and to see what type of person he was.

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

Jennie Finch (professional softball pitcher).

State title game. You’re in it. What team would you most like to beat for the championship? Why?

St. Rita. They have a rich tradition, and the rivalry we’ve had with them is pretty intense.

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

Ribs from The Pit.

What’s in your iPod?

Most country and rap.

You’re ruler of the sports world for a day. What do you change?

I’d take away the DH in high school and professional baseball.

Cubs or White Sox?

Cubs.

Who is your favorite player?

Sammy Sosa.

Should the Cubs honor Sosa with a statue at Wrigley Field?

They should. He brought a lot of excitement to the fans and to baseball.

What’s the best part of being a student-athlete at Brother Rice?

How the alumni is involved and how everyone comes together to support the sports teams.

Finish this sentence: Most teachers are clueless about ...

Cell phone usage by students in school.

As told to Pat Disabato



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