KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In honor of Royals reporting to Spring Training starting Feb. 18, FOX 4 is taking you one-on-one with your favorite boys in blue.
While chatting with All-Star and Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon, the superstar shared what it was like to coming back to the team. Gordon even revealed a few fun facts about himself such as what he thinks he would be doing if baseball didn't work out as a career.
Q: How much pressure did you feel when deciding which team to sign with?
A: It was definitely frustrating. I've never been in that situation before, but it was just flattering to have all the teams interested ,and showing interest, and showing that they'd like you to be on their team. But at the end of the day, it was all about Kansas City. This is where I wanted to be. I was about working something out, and it took a while but we got it done.
Q: What kind of stuff do you do during the off-season to keep busy?
A: I've got two boys that keep me pretty busy, and usually during the season, you play 162 games, half of them are on the road. I don't get to see them much so you try to spend as much time as you can, at least for me. Soak them all in when you can. Especially when you're gone as much as we are. They keep me busy, I love them to death, they're a lot of fun.
Q: Alex, let's imagine this whole thing baseball thing didn't work out for you . What else would you have done?
A: I don't know. Probably would've been working at McDonald's. I never got a degree. I went three years. So I'm still working on trying to get the degree someday. But, I don't know, my dream was always to be a baseball player, and I didn't really get off that plan. So there was really no point in thinking of anything else.
Q: A lot of youngsters are inspired by what you guys have done over the past couple of years and want to be major league baseball players, what kind advice would you give to some of those youngsters out there who might want to follow in your career footsteps?
A: It's not gonna happen for everyone. That's obvious. But the most important thing to do is just to enjoy the game, have fun with it and always work hard. That's the one thing you can control is your motivation, your dedication, your hard work toward the game and at the end of the day, whatever happens, happens. As long as you put all your effort into it, no regrets.