KC Close Up: Chris Getz
Today on KC Close Up, we check in with infielder Chris Getz. A native of Michigan, Chris attended Wake Forest University before transferring back home to the University of Michigan. Chris was an All-Big Ten selection and a second-team All-America pick with the Wolverines. A fourth-round pick of the White Sox in 2005, Getz joined the Royals in a trade on November 5, 2009. Chris is a newlywed – he married Nicole on January 28. Congrats!
ATH: Our first question is…which Royals player would do best on the following TV shows:
Getz: I would!
2. Amazing Race: (name either one teammate or a pair that would make a good team on the show)
Getz: Jarrod Dyson…for his speed and wit.
3. American Idol
Getz: Danny Duffy
4. The Apprentice
ATH: Other than baseball, most memorable job/occupation you’ve had?
Getz: Detroit Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell
ATH: Besides Kauffman Stadium, what’s your favorite Major League stadium?
Getz: Camden Yards (Chris is a .429 batter in Baltimore…9-for-21 in six games)
ATH: If you could join a band/musical group (past or present), what group would you join and what would your role be (sing, guitar, drums, etc.)?
Getz: I’d be a vocalist for Pearl Jam.
ATH: The NCAA Tournament is coming up…do you have a team that you follow?
Yes, last night Getz’s alma mater knocked off the favorite college hoops team of this blogger and Illinois native. Thanks to Chris for answering our questions!