Q&A: Ian Kennedy

14 02 2008

Ian is over right now and I convinced him to take 5 questions from you guys. So ask away.


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14 02 2008
chocolateaddict706

What is the one thing you’re most excited about and the one thing you’re fearing the most this upcoming season?

14 02 2008
xsandman42x

What’s something you’re into or a fan of that you are embarassed to admit to?

14 02 2008
darkdantae

In your short time up in the Majors last year, which veteran did you either learn the most from and/or attach the most to?

14 02 2008
joeymobboss

What are your personal goals for this season?

14 02 2008
theropolitansdotcom

How good was the dinner Phil took you out to get your number?

14 02 2008
mdmiller

I’m betting you won’t answer this, but who do you like throwing to, Posada or Molina? Why?

14 02 2008
ryanhogan60

As a pitcher who values his hands and arms, does it terrify you to shake hands with (or for that matter, go near) Shelley Duncan when he’s excited?

14 02 2008
bxbomber44

What’re you main thoughts and goals heading in the Spring Training? Anything you’re really trying to focus on with you pitching?

14 02 2008
paddyo6

This is not baseball related but what is your all time favorite movie?

14 02 2008
thedynasty26

Do you feel like celebrities yet?

14 02 2008
mattangry

It looks like your style is similar to that of M Mussina. Whats it like for you to be able to work with him “hands on”?

14 02 2008
gr8fandave

Hi Ian,
Alot of comparisons are being made to you with a young Mike Mussina. Do you think that accurate? If yes did you follow him throughout the years & have you modeled yourself after his style?

14 02 2008
legendsfield

When you get your first big contract whats the first big thing are you gonna buy,,,,,house ,,,,car,,,boat,,,?and if a car what make and model

14 02 2008
gr8fandave

HOw is going to spring training as a married man? (I recall that you were supposed to get married during the playoffs)

14 02 2008
yankeegirlguy

Derek Jeter, Shelley Duncan, Jason Giambi – You have to sleep with one, marry one and kill one…. what will you do?

14 02 2008
bxbomber44

Who’s better at HALO, Phil or Joba?

14 02 2008
legendsfield

Ian dont answer yankeegirlguys question because I dont want to know!!!!!

14 02 2008
legendsfield

You guys should be at legends field running around ,,,and dont go twistin your ankle again…be careful ,,wear high tops or something…

14 02 2008
derekpeter

Ian, have you seen your MLB 2K8 likeness? NASTY!

http://www.vimeo.com/687931/

too bad they have you playing in AAA…..dont think that will happen.

14 02 2008
gisia13

who do you think would win in an arm wrestling match, jason giambi or shelley duncan?

14 02 2008
ppearson281

Ian, besides NYC, what has been your favorite city to travel to for baseball? why? Also, what ballpark(s) are you looking forward to playing in, that you haven’t had the opportunity to already?

14 02 2008
derekpeter

It’s your first valentine’s day as a married man… why are you hanging out with Phil? haha.

14 02 2008
legendsfield

hey theropolitician,,,he got his number from Henn not Kennedy

14 02 2008
riverwolf2005

Ian, what was the first REALLY cool experience you had as a Yankee? 1st Thoughts your first time entering Yankee Stadium in general and your first apperance in a game?

14 02 2008
gary200102

Cool. Ian answers questions. It’s so exciting.
Some people compare you to another young Moose. Do you have any thoughts?

14 02 2008
larrydavid1

hey ian,
what’s your favorite television show? (on a side note, my bday is 12/18/84, 1 day before yours…had to give a shout out to the lucky ones born in dec of 1984)

14 02 2008
lisa

How do you feel about the intense media coverage that comes with playing in a large-market city like New York?

14 02 2008
gary200102

How does Phil convince you to take 5 questions?
Yeah….I still feel excited.

14 02 2008
mattnyytoronto

Hey Ian. Like Phil, what made you change your number from 36 to 31? Any story or meaning behind 31?

Matt in Toronto.

14 02 2008
bernbabybern

1. Do you have any pre-game routines/superstitions? Which teammate has the most unusual pre-game routine?

2. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

14 02 2008
yankeegm

Yankees Fans –

We are starting a petition to have a George Steinbrenner Day at the stadium and a plaque put in Monument Park. We think it would be great to be able to show GMS our appreciation while he’s still around.

Here’s the link –

http://yankeegm.blogspot.com/2008/02/george-m-steinbrenner-day-sign-petition.html

Thanks!
YankeeGM
http://www.yankeegm.blogspot.com

14 02 2008
eugiethegreat

hey Ian, Do you answer fan mail or did I just waste 82 cents?

14 02 2008
jmunnelly3

Hi Ian,

What kind of music do you listen to? Who is your favorite artist or band?

Good luck this season. Go Yanks!

14 02 2008
demarco5

Whats your favorite thing to eat Ian? and why?

14 02 2008
metalboy15

Ian, what’s the benefit of throwing the “vulcan” changeup instead of the normal changeups (circle and straight grips)? more downward movement? it is a comfort thing?

Thanks. Good Luck.

14 02 2008
yankeesben

Hi Ian-
Thats really cool from you to do this for the fans and for Phil,
1) why did you swap numbers with ramirez?
2)whats your goal and our views for the season
3)which playerdo you like to hang out?
4)which veteran did you learn the most?
Thanks for sharing your time!

14 02 2008
riverwolf2005

What is the person you want to get a “K” on the worst in MLB? Who is the biggest challenge you have faced in your career? If you had to pitch in 1 pressure situation, what would you want it to be and why?

14 02 2008
bobby622

favorite movie?

14 02 2008
myspacecom15keys

Since Phil seems to be such a huge fan of “The Office” do you have a favourite character? Oh and you should donate some autographed balls for some of Phils Contests

14 02 2008
riverwolf2005

Do you guys have a specific charity or organization you work with? If not, there is one that helps troops with care packages, their families here with financial and moral support and also with the VA Hospitals.

http://www.soldiersangels.org It was started by the mother of a soldier a time back and has grown tremendously. I am sure if you or anyone else wanted to help in even the smallest way they would be appreciative.

This is not meant so spam their charity, but since you guys are young and very fan orientated, I know some soldiers are HUGE Yankees fans and would love even a post-it note from a Yankees star

14 02 2008
27in08

Ian,

Phil tells us he is thinking about having the S&M version of “For Whom The Bell Tolls” as his walk on song. Have you given any thought to what yours might be?

14 02 2008
diamond23dust

Hey Ian!

Not a question, but just wanted to say hi and best of luck in 2008!
:-)

14 02 2008
dunkaroos

What’s your favorite gameday snack?

14 02 2008
gonyanks21

Ian! Great to have you playing in the Bronx now!

How come you chose #31 and do you have any plans to change it in the future?

14 02 2008
jcarr89

In batting practice, who hits the ball better, you or Phil?

14 02 2008
27in08

You’ve developed the nickname “IPK” among sports writers and bloggers. What was your nickname growing up?

14 02 2008
babybombers27

What team were you a fan of growing up?

Did you look up to Mike Mussina in particular?

Cy Young, Perfect game, or World Series ring?

Is your wife a Yankees fan?

Can you hit? Lol, dumb question, but I always think it’s cool when pitchers are good hitter too cuz’ you never know when you’ll be needed.

14 02 2008
nyyfan366265

Hey Ian,

How do you feel USC prepared you more for the majors?

14 02 2008
fightingyankees

What would like to do during parade if Yankees win 27th world series champion this season when you are part of playoff team(Special thing)?

14 02 2008
yankeechick78

First I’d like to congratulate you on your marriage.

Second, do you work a lot with Mike Mussina since you use similar pitches?

14 02 2008
aquamanperu

What music or videos do you have on your IPod ??

14 02 2008
niven311

Hey phil, Wat other xbox games do you play alot? Call of duty 4, thats my favorite

14 02 2008
frankfortpostroll

Yes.

How are you going to feel, when you make it to the World Series this year, and get defeated soundly by the Chicago Cubs?
:) :) :)

This is our year sunshine.

But I wish you the best on your career, nonetheless!

22 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

hi Ian,

Do you have a website like Chien-Ming Wang and Hughes?

sincerly,

Phil34Derek2fan

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