April 27, 2011

Off The Diamond With Eric Oxford

Nickname: Ox

Favorite Musician: Dave Matthews or Jason Aldean

Favorite Book: Shoeless Joe

Favorite Song: Copperline by James Taylor

Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite Movie: Sandlot

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld

Favorite Magazine: ESPN

Favorite Sport other than the one you play at Holy Cross: to watch: football…to play: soccer

Favorite Sports Figure: Matt Perry

Favorite Spot on Campus: Fitton (baseball) Field

Favorite Class at Holy Cross: Classical America with Professor Ziobro

Pre-Game Routine: Always put on uniform the same way, and always say a prayer during the national anthem

Favorite Road Trip: Trip to Army. Short road trip, and the West Point campus is sweet.

Favorite Thing to do on Bus Trips: Play baseball mind games…(the state game, the hat game, etc.)

Nobody Knows How Much I Like: fishing

Title of My Autobiography: "Holy Cow! Grinding out the Game of Life"

Craziest Ambition: Create equal education to all children around the world.

Dream Job: Become the founder of a group of charter schools in urban areas around the country

Person I Admire Most: Geoffrey Canada, the founder of the Harlem Children's Zone in Harlem, NY

Most Influential Person in My Life: My mom

Best Word to Describe Me: Optimistic

Thing I am Most Thankful for: The opportunities I have been fortunate enough to have, both academically and athletically.

Favorite Quote: "There are three things in my life which I really love:  God, my family, and baseball.  The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit".

One Person from History I Would Like to Have Dinner with: Jackie Robinson

Most Famous Person I've Met: The Perry's (Ron, Ronnie, and Matt)

Advice to Young Athletes: Give as much effort in school as you do in sports. Succeeding in school will open so many doors. If you don't do well in school, it may not allow you to get into college and continue to play sports. Also, always thank your parents/guardians for everything they've done for you. Finally…always give everything 100%....even when people aren't watching.

Why I Chose Holy Cross: Perfect mix between great academic reputation, and the ability to play right away at a Division I level.