Rapid Questions with Dillon Tate
What’s your favorite ballpark to play in?
Fenway with the history.
What did you want to be when you were little?
Surgeon. I really think that came from my mom. My mom works in the medical field, she’s a lab scientist so I was watching all those shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Blood never bothered me so I was like “yeah, I could do that.”
If an ice cream truck pulled up right now, what would you get?
Probably one of those Ninja Turtle ones with the gumball eyes.
What player or coach do you think could beat everyone in an arm wrestling contest?
Probably Sanders. Anthony Sanders.
If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be?
Probably a celebrity. I always thought Denzel Washington was cool. Seems well respected so yeah, that guy.
What is your favorite way to spend an off-day?
Doing nothing. I’m a pro at it.
Does your number have any special meaning behind it?
I guess. Some of my favorite players wore 55. I always loved watching Tim Lincecum throw and thought it was a great number to have.
Which teammate do you think was the biggest troublemaker in school?
What is your favorite animal?
I've always liked the tiger, I thought the tiger was cool. Just a fierce, big, powerful cat that’s dope.
What is one word your teammates would use to describe you?
If you have the aux in the clubhouse, what are you playing?
I always get compliments about my music, so it really doesn’t matter.
Who do you look up to the most?
I look up to my dad and my grandfather.
What was your favorite breakfast cereal when you were a kid?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
What was your first car?
2011 Volkswagen Jetta.
What superpower would you like to have?
Teleporting. It’s easy.
If you could play any position other than your own, what would it be?
Who’s the greatest athlete of all time and why?
Bo Jackson. Dual sport athlete, MLB and NFL can’t really compare. One really super technical sport and the other just physical strength.
What was your favorite thing about the 2022 team?
The spark and the energy that we have.