Jimmy Rollins wants to S-A-N-G
In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is on deck. The three-time All-Star and 2007 National League MVP talks about the importance of health, his new love of Italian food and his desire to S-A-N-G.
Your main fault:
Jimmy Rollins: Cutting it close. Timing. It's always great, but cutting it close.
Your idea of happiness:
JR: Health. Great family. Being able to pay the bills.
Your idea of misery:
JR: Well, the opposite. Not being able to pay the bills. Not having a family. And obviously, not having good health.
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
JR: Oh, wow. We'll come back to that one. A lot of people are popping up and they're all about the same -- they're all great.
Your favorite food:
JR: Definitely changing. It used to be straight soul food. Don't get me wrong I still love it, but I've expanded and taken to Northern Italian food. I love a good osteria.
Your favorite drink:
JR: You know what, I'm simple. I'm an iced tea man. No sugar, just some lemon. p>
Hero/heroine you admire most:
JR: Jackie Robinson is an automatic hero. Along with him, all the brave men and women that are protecting our country.
What you hate most:
JR: It might sound rude, but just foolishness.
The natural talent you'd like to be gifted with:
JR: The ability to sing. I love music and I'm involved in music. I can harmonize, don't get it wrong, but if I could just get out there and just blow ... just sang. Not sing. S-A-N-G. p>
Your greatest fear:
JR: Actually being up on a real tall building and looking down. I've watched people jump off buildings, and knowing that, I wonder what could have driven someone to do that and it freaks me out. I've got to go inside and sit down and catch my breath.
Your greatest extravagance:
JR: Probably my Bentley. We won the World Series and I had the Bentley people bring it by the day of Game 6. I'd been looking at the Bentley Brooklands and I said if we win it, I'm just going to dump all my check in there. I'll be danged if I didn't do it. It was a celebration.
Your present state of mind:
JR: Clear. Happy. Healthy.