There was the most hilarious interview of Kouz last night on the Padres BP show. I love it when he’s inteviewed on a more casual show, because he’s soooo funny when he’s talking about stuff other than baseball. This is the kind of guy who seems like he would be a ton of fun to hang around with. I used to think he was kind of shy, but man, when he gets on that radio, he’s cracking jokes all over the place, and he’s sooo funny!!
The interview started out with talking about the section in the Union-Tribune called “Who’s Hot Who’s Not.” That day, Kouz was the “Who’s Hot.” Darren Smith said, “Congratulations Kouz, you made the Who’s Hot list for the Union Tribune.”
“Hey, that is awesome, thanks guys,” Kouz said enthusiastically.
Randy Jones said that he was sure that Kouz had cut it out, you know, put it in a scrapbook. Kouz joked that when he got his paper that morning, it was the first section he opened to see his picture in there. “Yes, I made it this time!”
Darren Smith asked him if on the days that he thinks he might be in the Who’s Not section, does he just not pick it up?
“Well, actually guys, I don’t pick it up either way.”
Then they went on to talk about the Adrian and Betsy Gonzalez Foundation’s big dinner this Sunday, where Kouz is going to be auctioning himself off for a date!!
“…this is perfect timing to announce that Kevin Kouzmanoff is HOT!” said Darren.
“That’s right,” said Kouz,”So for all you single, good-looking ladies who want a date with myself, Kevin Kouzmanoff, I’ll be available at Adrian’s event!!”
Now, time for some side commentary. AHHHHHHHHH!!!! I was cracking up during this whole thing because they kept talking about how Kouz is hot, not just baseball-wise, and I think he’s really hot, and this whole auctioning-off-for-a-date thing is pretty funny.
(OK, back to the interview)
Kouz has been doing a lot of different events in the community lately. He says that it mixes things up instead of baseball every day, every day.
They then talked about baseball, like Kouz’s defense, and how they think he should be mentioned more often on a national scale, and that he should win Gold Glove.
Randy Jones said, “Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t you hit .350, hit about 35 dingers one year and you might get a Golden Glove?”
“Alright, I think, I think, I’ll do that.” Kouz said casually.
About Everth Cabrera, Darren asked, “What’s better?…your Spanish or his English?”
Kouz hemmed and hawed and had no idea how to answer that question, so he just went with Everth’s English. “Gotta call a timeout and run over there and talk really slow to him.” But then he said that Everth understands, he gets it.
They then talked about David Eckstein, Kouz saying that if there’s one guy in baseball that kids should watch, it’s David Eckstein. I agree completely.
Next they talked about Kouz’s success in the second half. He’s a lot better in the second half than the first. Why is that?
“I think it’s the way the fish are biting…maybe I need to change my bait earlier in the season.”
It was a hilarious interview, and I really enjoyed listening to it. If you want to listen to the whole thing, go to this link and look for it under the “BP Show Interviews” column.
To learn more about the Adrian and Betsy Gonzalez Foundation and their big dinner this Sunday, check out Adrian’s website. There’s no way I’m going, but I’m sure it will be a great event to raise money for their charity.
I’m not going to blog about the game last night other than to say that it was terrible. 7-1 loss, but at least we won the series.
Tonight we are starting a four-game series against the Cardinals. All I can ask of my boys is at least a series split. Especially after getting swept last weekend. I would be good with just two games out of these four. I know you can do it!!!
Tim Stauffer and his 1-5 record is pitching tonight. GO TIM!!!
And GO KOUZ!! I love that dude.