December 10th, 2007

Barry Zito

Riding Giant

Riding Giant
San Francisco pitcher Barry Zito on surfing, traveling, and career-ending shark attacks

By Gordy Megroz


The storyline on San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito generally goes something like this: He throws arguably the best curveball in the game, but he's a bit of a flake who surfs, does yoga to stay in shape, mountain-bikes during spring training, and takes his guitar on the road with him. If that's flaky, then maybe we're not as cool as we thought (quite possible). And with his new seven-year, $126 million contract—the richest ever for a pitcher—the 29-year-old San Diego native should be able to afford some epic surf trips in the off-season. GORDY MEGROZ recently caught up with Zito to discuss his dual nature.

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Cos' two can keep a secret if one of them is dead

Does anyone have good BitTorrent sites for downloading music? I usually use Mininova, but it didn't have The Pierces. (I really liked their song "Secret" that they played during Gossip Girl.)

Why doesn't Peter Petrelli just read Adam Monroe's mind?

Pushing Daisies is just getting better and better. It's such a quirky show that it's hard to describe. The plot sounds really heartbreaking, but the show isn't really sad at all, at worst, it's bittersweet. The show is sort of like what you'd get if Tim Burton made TV shows, but with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory colours, instead of Sleepy Hollow ones. The dialogue is really, really fun. Totally unrealistic, but in a smart and entertaining way. I'm currently smitten by the whole "gangsta love" thing:

Emerson: "'Ooh baby, you bleedin'....how that happen?' while they hidin' a razor in their weave".

I still don't fully get it, but I am smitten! I'm going to go around saying "that's gangsta love" all the time now! And before watching this show, I never would have thought that synchronized swimming would be able to move me to tears.
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