SI: This magazine once wrote that your body looked like a third helping of mashed potatoes.
Kruk: Pretty accurate.
SI: What's the first thing you would do as baseball commissioner?
Kruk: No DH. It doesn't take a brave man to throw at someone. But it takes a brave man to stand up there and get thrown at.
SI: What team has impressed you the most thus far?
Kruk: Florida. Their pitching hasn't missed a beat.
SI: Are you in favor of miking players during games?
Kruk: You really have to be careful, especially with the way the FCC is coming down on people. If they put it on me, they wouldn't get nothing except bleep, bleep and bleep.
SI: Which player has the best swing?
Kruk: Rafael Palmeiro. I don't think he's ever overswung. He hits righties and lefties, and he has unbelievable pop for such an easy swing.