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Q+A [LUIS GONZALEZ]
Richard Deitsch
April 14, 2003
The 35-year-old Diamondbacks outfielder, who just signed a three-year, $30 million contract extension, had the winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.
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April 14, 2003

Q+a [luis Gonzalez]

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The 35-year-old Diamondbacks outfielder, who just signed a three-year, $30 million contract extension, had the winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.

SI: You're known as one of the nicest guys in the game. Why haven't you become an overpaid jerk?

Gonzalez: Because my mom always taught me to treat people the way I want to be treated.

SI: You have 4�-year-old triplets—Alyssa, Jacob and Megan. Compare their maturity to the average ballplayer's.

Gonzalez: Their maturity or immaturity?

SI: Have you ever swum in Bank One Ballpark's pool?

Gonzalez: Yes, early one afternoon before everybody got there. It was very refreshing, actually.

SI: When you dreamed of winning the Series as a kid, did your fantasies include hitting a blooper over the infield such as the one that beat the Yankees in 2001?

Gonzalez: In my dreams it was a home run, but I'll take the blooper.

SI: Do you still have the bat or ball from that hit?

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