Bay Shore's Cavagnaro changes theme music
The theme song from the movie "The Sandlot" had been Matt Cavagnaro's walk-up music since his freshman year at Penn State. With age - and the hope that a new song will bring better luck at the plate - came a new preference for music. Thus his recent decision to switch to "It's My Time" by hip-hop artist Fabolous.
The song is fitting for Cavagnaro, 24, one of the youngest players on the Ducks. Originally chosen by the Pirates in the 21st round of the 2007 draft, the Bay Shore native and third baseman is hitting .235 with two home runs and 18 RBIs in his second season with the Ducks.
What's been the most memorable moment of your career up to this point?
"Getting an opportunity to play in a big-league spring training game with the Pirates against the Twins in 2008."
The most intimidating pitcher you've faced?
"[Red Sox reliever] Daniel Bard . . . He was throwing 101 mph the day we faced him."
If you were MLB commissioner for a day, what would you do?
"I'd expand the rosters so more guys can be up in the big leagues."
Which television shows do you DVR?
" 'Two and a Half Men' and I'm a big fan of 'Seinfeld.' "
What's something your teammates tease you about?
"My height . . . I'm 5-10 but they think I'm shorter than that, so they call me 'Midgeto.' I just go along with it. It's funny.