Get to Know Your RiverHawks: Ben Blumenthal
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June 4, 2009 - Ben Blumenthal Quick Facts
April 24, 1983
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Position: Catcher
Jersey: #22
College: Erskine College

How long have you been playing baseball?
Since I was 5.
What other sports do you enjoy playing and watching?
Golf and football.
What do you do in the off-season?
Play golf and train for the upcoming baseball season.
Pre-game superstitions?
I listen to Hurt by Johnny Cash. I listened to it before a game one time and went 4 for 4, so I've listened to it before every game ever since.
How do you get pumped for a game?
By drinking some kind of energy drink and taking ibuprofen.
Any plans for when you're done playing baseball?
Me and a buddy of mine own a baseball academy, so I'll be doing that.
What's your favorite sports movie?
I would have to say "Talladega Nights".
What is the best place to eat in Rockford?
Alex's peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches in the clubhouse...
What are three things you can't leave the house without?
My cell-phone, some kind of energy drink... and ibuprofen.
Five most played bands on your iPod?
Probably Metallica, Shinedown, Nickleback, Seether, and Randy Rogers.
Favorite activity when not playing baseball?
Playing golf or x-box...Guitar Hero Metallica, specifically.
Ideal vacation spot?
If there was a movie made about your life, who would you want to play you and why?
Brad Pitt. No, just kidding. Probably Vince Vaughn because he's funny.
What's your dream car?
'65 Fb Mustang Shelby GT 500... It's the car from "Gone in 60 Seconds."
What is something that most people don't know about you?
I hit a home-run at my very first at-bat in college.
Best advice ever given to you?
"Don't give up."


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