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The Questions with Dan Uggla
July 24, 2006
Marlins Second Baseman
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July 24, 2006

The Questions With Dan Uggla

Marlins Second Baseman

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What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
The last exhibition game [this year]. We played the Rangers in Arlington. I walked from the clubhouse through the dugout and to the field. I looked up at everything, and I was like, Wow.

Your most embarrassing moment?
When I threw one through [first baseman Mike] Jacobs's legs and two runs scored. The runner was going to be safe even if I made a good throw. [The coaches] said, "Know when there's a play, and when there's not."

Favorite off-day activity?
Hanging out with my [infant], Jackson. It's awesome. He mainly sleeps and eats.

One thing about being a ballplayer the public doesn't know about?
I watch a lot of TV. A lot of TV. I watch MTV, VH1, the E! Channel. All those cheesy shows.

If I weren't playing ball, I'd be ...
bartending at a restaurant or club.


After returning from the All-Star Game, Uggla, batting .302 with 51 RBIs, helped Florida go 2-2 against Houston.


The Marlins host the Pirates, against whom Uggla went 5 for 11 in May.