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Player Profile: Garrett Clark, Dobyns-Bennett

April 22nd, 2012 8:12 pm by Bill Lane

Player Profile: Garrett Clark, Dobyns-Bennett

Garrett Clark is a 17-year-old outfielder for the Dobyns-Bennett baseball team. Clark is, by all accounts, a well-rounded individual, and he'll be furthering his education at Virginia-Wise next fall. 

Clark recently sat down with Times-News sports writer Bill Lane for a short Q&A. Here's what he had to say:

Who is your favorite athlete?

Chipper Jones

What is your favorite movie?

The Bad News Bears.

What is your best athletic memory?

Playing last summer with Pappy Crowe's Tri-Cities Optimist baseball team.

What is your worst athletic memory?

I once hit a home run that appeared to be a fair ball but the umpire called it foul.

In a movie about your life, who would play you?

Ryan Gosling.

If you were hosting a dinner party, who would be your three ideal guests?

Chipper Jones, Phil Robertson ("Duck Commander"’) and Kevin Van Dam.

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Bionic arm.

Any superstitions?

I wear the same socks and sliding shorts when I'm on a hitting streak.

Do you have a nickname?

Some friends call me KVD when we go fishing.

What are your plans for life after baseball?

I want to go into law enforcement. I've always wanted to be a police officer.

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