Alex Robinson.

Countdown To First Pitch: In The Dugout With Alex Robinson

Feb. 19, 2009

The University of Notre Dame baseball team welcomes eight newcomers to the diamond this season. In the coming weeks, will feature each Irish newcomer leading up to the team’s Feb. 20 season opener against Ohio State. The eighth and final Notre Dame player in the spotlight is outfielder Alex Robinson.

Jersey Number: 2
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: First Baptist Academy
Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6-0/170
Bat/Throw: B/R

If you were to play another sport at Notre Dame, what would it be?

Best thing about the team:
The guys

What are three words that best describe coach Schrage?
Dedicated, knowledgeable, caring

Which professional player would you compare yourself to?
Chipper Jones

What is your favorite major league ballpark?
Fenway Park

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Looking Back, Moving Forward

What is your favorite/most memorable sports moment?
Watching a Yankees/Mets game from the Steinbrenner’s suite

Are you a fan of the American League’s designated hitter or do you prefer the National League style?
American League

Should college baseball switch to wooden bats?

Who is the best hitter and pitcher in major league baseball?
Hitter: Manny Rameriez
Pitcher: Josh Beckett

Favorite baseball team:
Atlanta Braves

Favorite player:
Jim Edmonds

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
Left side article of clothing always goes on first

Why did you choose Notre Dame?
The family atmosphere and network opportunities

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