Q&A: Get to know Commodores two-way player Tyler Ras

Q: Where do you go to school? TR: Alabama.

Q: Where are you from? TR: Middletown, New Jersey.

Q: Do you have a nickname? TR: T-Ras

Q: When did you start to play baseball? TR: When I was like three.

Q: What’s your favorite Major League Baseball Team? TR: New York Yankees.

Q: Who was your favorite MLB player growing up? TR: Derek Jeter.

Q: Who’s your favorite teammate? TR: Steven Moretto.

Q: What’s your favorite Cape League stadium? TR: I’m going to say Hyannis. I hit well there.

Two-player Tyler Ras stands in dugout. Photo by Meghan Murphy.

Q: What’s your pregame tradition? TR: I tape my left wrist before a game. Just my left.

Q: What’s your favorite sport other than baseball? TR: To play is basketball and to watch is football

Q: Do you prefer gum or seeds? TR: Gum. I’m a huge gum guy. Every photo you see of me as a kid is just me blowing bubbles.

Q: What’s your favorite type of gum to chew? TR: Big League Chew. Either grape or watermelon.

Q: How do you prepare a hot dog? TR: Ketchup, mustard and relish. But it depends, there’s a place back home that I get just onions.

Q: Is a hot dog a sandwich? TR: No.

Q: What’s your favorite pizza topping? TR: Barbecue Chicken.

Q: What’s your favorite movie? TR: Miracle.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show? TR: The Office.

Q: Who’s your favorite character on The Office? TR: Creed. He’s so funny.

Q: Who is your favorite musician? TR: Drake.

Q: What’s your go-to workout song? TR: Forever by Drake.

Commodores’ Tyler Ras starts on the bump in R.E.D. Friday matchup. Photo by Meghan Murphy.

Q: Where would you want to go on a vacation? TR: Australia because my mom wants to go one day.

Q: What’s a skill you wish that you had? TR: I wish I could draw. I’m the least artistic in my family. My dad, brother and sister can draw. Me and my mom can’t.

Q: What’s the top thing on your bucket list right now? TR: Go to Europe.

Q: What’s something that no one would know about you? TR: My grandfather met Jackie Robinson.

Q: What’s your go to off-day activity? TR: Probably go to the beach with my friends.

Q: What’s your favorite video game? TR: Fortnite.

Q: Do you prefer Playstation 4 or Xbox One? TR: Playstation.

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure? TR: Cheesecake.

Q: What’s a bad habit you have? TR: I stay up too late.

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Maxwell Trink can be reached at mht42@miami.edu. Follow him on twitter @MaxwellTrink.


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