MUSICAL INSPIRATION: "If I'm too keyed up and need to get calm, the Dead. If I need to get fired up, some AC/DC or KISS."
IF MY ARM BLEW OUT TOMORROW, I'D: "Be a stockbroker. It's like a game you play with chips. It's fun watching your account build and stuff."
SCOTT ELARTON, STARTER/LONG RELIEVER
BORN: Feb. 23, 1976, Lamar, Colo.
THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6'7" WEIGHT: 240
STRIKEOUTS PER NINE INNINGS IN 1998: 8.84
TOP SPEED: 96 mph SECOND PITCH: Changeup
MOST THRILLING STRIKEOUT: " Mark McGwire. He hit a home run off of me early in the game, but then I got him swinging at a curve."
PITCHING PHILOSOPHY: "Don't think too much."