Make it red wine for Rays manager Joe Maddon
In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is on deck. On the eve of his sixth season at the helm of the Rays, the 2008 Manager of the Year talks about being afraid, his beloved Malibu Chevelle and why he can't eat Mexican food.
Your main fault:
Joe Maddon: I've got so many. Do I have to choose one particular fault? God ... Bless America ... there's so many different ways to go with faults. I think too much. I worry too much. Ok. My main fault? I can't say no.
Your idea of happiness:
Your idea of misery:
JM: No wine. No red wine. That would be awful.
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
JM: Does he have to be alive? Although I like being alive. Let me start with that. If I could be someone else, Branch Rickey.
Your favorite food/drink:
JM: My favorite food to eat is Mexican food, but it kills me, and I can't eat it. So my favorite food that I can eat is Italian. Just anything Italian.
Hero/heroine you admire most:
JM: We talked about Mr. Rickey. I go back and forth on this, but I'd say Colin Powell. Colin Powell to me should run for President. He'd be the one guy who could really unify and I think you would see the best voting turnout in the history of a presidential election if he were to run.
What you hate most:
JM: I hate redundancy.
The natural talent you'd like to be gifted with:
JM: The ability to fly.
Your greatest fear:
JM: I've got so many of those. I'm afraid all the time. I'm so afraid. My biggest fear would be ... this is a tough one. First of all people who say they're not afraid are lying out their teeth, out their eyes. My biggest fear is that I'm afraid of everything.
Your greatest extravagance:
JM: My greatest extravagance would be my 1972 Malibu Chevelle convertible.
Your present state of mind:
JM: Clean. My present state of mind is optimistic.