Sooner Spotlight Feature

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 02, 2001

May 2, 2001

Matt Fisher has moved into the starting role at second base in his first season of collegiate baseball. Fisher's outstanding defensive glove has helped him obtain the infield's top fielding percentage. The Chatsworth, Calif., native highlighted his initial season by belting his first career home run, a grand slam, against Creighton. Fisher is expected to develop into an outstanding collegiate baseball player.

Do you remember the first home run you ever hit?
I was 12 years old. The ball went to right field, straight down the line. It was a bomb!

Do you have any superstitions and what are they?
Eye black because I played real well one summer when I was wearing it everyday.

Your ice cream dream includes what?
When I worked at Baskin Robbins it was QB crunch (vanilla with caramel swirl with malt balls) and it only gets served during football season.

Favorite game when you were younger?

What sport would you be playing if you weren't playing baseball?
I would be a running back in professional football.

What's the first thing you had to learn about playing the infield?
To not be afraid of the ball.

What's the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
Playing in the Little League World Series (LLWS).

What was your favorite baseball team when you were younger?
L.A. Dodgers

If you could have one song played for you when you step up to the plate, what would it be?
Crushed by Limp Bizkit

Which teams do you think are going to take the American and National League pennants?
Yankees (American) and Dodgers (National)

Who was your hero as a kid?
Magic Johnson because he was such a good player and he was in Los Angeles.

What is your favorite magazine?
FHM (For Him)

Coke or Pepsi?

Who is the funniest guy on the baseball team?
Sergio Garcia

Why did you choose OU?
For baseball

If you could star in a movie with any particular actor or actress, who would it be?
Tiffany Amber Theissen

Why do you wear your jersey No. 4?
Because it was given to me as a freshman in high school and I've worn it ever since.

What would be the title of your autobiography?
"It Never Mattered to Me"

Most embarrassing moment?
Reversing my car into a pole with a date in the car.

Do you prefer cold weather or hot weather?
I prefer hot weather because I've experienced cold weather and I don't like it. It's a lot easier to play in hot weather.



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