03/06/07 7:11 PM ET
Wolf excited to be pitching for Dodgers
Lefty's pitching mechanics are improving
By / MLB.com
Randy Wolf: Hello and welcome, everyone. Let's get started.
dodgrfan805: Are you looking forward to seeing the "Wolf Pack" in blue this year?
Wolf: I don't think it's going to be the same group of guys. My buddies said they were going to start it and I'll see how long it's going to last.
Tails: What's your favorite -- California In-N-Out Burger or Philly cheesesteaks?
Wolf: There's no doubt in my mind that nothing beats a Double-Double.
kikiblue: Randy, with an obvious lack of power hitters, but no shortage of great hitters in the Dodger lineup, how much pressure do you think falls on the starting five?
Wolf: I think every team, whether it wins or loses, is dependent on the starting pitching. I still think we have a good and balanced lineup.
dodgrfan805: Do you ever look at the scoreboard to see the speed of your last pitch?
Wolf: I do, but not on my fastball. I usually do it to check the speed on my changeup or slider.
UPress: Hey, Randy. Since Phillie fans are known for their rowdy behavior, do you think you will be booed when you go back there as a visiting pitcher?
Wolf: The Phillies fans were always great to me. I don't know what their reception will be towards me, but mine will be positive.
dodgrfan805: Name five songs in your iPod.
Wolf: I'll name five groups: Tool, System of a Down, The Beatles, Black Sabbath and Pantera.
dodgerfanrob22: What's your favorite ballpark to pitch in?
Wolf: Dodger Stadium.
lalaland7: There is a buzz here in L.A., and we are very excited this year. Is there a certain buzz in the Dodgers' organization?
Wolf: It's hard for me to say since it is my first year. I am excited and everybody seems to want to win.
GoRookie: Welcome to L.A. We are glad to have you. Have you tried to throw the gyroball?
Wolf: According to ESPN radio the gyroball is a myth. It is really a screwball.
ricksone: What are you goals for this season?
Wolf: To be on a team that wins a world championship.
dodgerfanrob22: Who was your favorite Dodger when growing up? Congratulations on a great win yesterday.
Wolf: Orel Hershiser.
mrdavid: What do you think your best pitch is?
Wolf: My fastball because it sets everything else up.
dodgerfanrob22: What did you major in at Pepperdine University and what's it like to live your dream by putting on a Dodgers jersey with your last name on it?
Wolf: I was a marketing major at Pepperdine and it is a dream come true to play for the Dodgers.
dodgrfan805: On karaoke night, what song would you like to sing?
Wolf: "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
ELA_DODGRZ: What Dodgers rival do you look forward to beating first?
Wolf: It will be fun being part of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry.
Tails: After the last two games you pitched, how does your "new" arm feel?
Wolf: My "new" arm feels great, and after the last two games I feel my mechanics getting better.
magicmntn: What is the most incredible baseball moment you have witnessed in person?
Wolf: Kevin Millwood's no-hitter.
dodgrfan805: If you were in a band and touring around the country, which two Dodgers would you like to tour with you?
Wolf: Joe Beimel because he looks like a rock star and Mike Lieberthal because he thinks he's a rock star.
DodgersFan: Hey, Randy. What is your view of this year's team? How is the chemistry between the new guys like yourself and the hold-overs from last year's team?
Wolf: So far the chemistry on the team is great.
GoRookie: Who was the first player to talk to you when you got to L.A. and what did you talk about?
Wolf: Juan Pierre, and he said he was excited about the team.
lalaland7: Would you like to retire a Dodger?
Wolf: Yes, I would.
brazil8ro: Randy, how comfortable are you with being the No. 2 starting pitcher?
Wolf: No matter what spot in the rotation you are in, it is just as important as any other spot.
cuervojjg: What would you rather do, pitch a no-hitter or strike out 20 batters?
Wolf: Pitch a no-hitter. You could still lose if you strike out 20.
ThinkBlue: Any new pitches you're proud to "show off" this season?
Wolf: No, just trying to throw a lot of strikes.
ricksone: What is the best thing about playing in L.A.?
Wolf: I'll let you know as soon as I find out since I haven't done it yet.
lalaland7: What are your team expectations this season?
Wolf: To win a lot of games.
dodgrfan805: Do you have a special breakfast or certain ritual you perform on game day?
Wolf: Not really. If it's a night game I don't get up in time for breakfast.
coachsteve33: What number are you going to be?
Wolf: I'll be wearing 52.
dodgerfiend: How does it feel playing for the team you grew up rooting for?
Wolf: It's a great feeling.
Wolf: I have time to answer two more questions.
dodgrfan805: Do you ever snack between innings?
Wolf: Not when I am pitching. I do when I am not pitching.
dodgrfan805: If you hit a home run, would you like the ball back?
Wolf: It doesn't matter now. When I hit my first one I got the ball back.
Wolf: Thank you for joining me in the chat. I hope to see everyone at Dodger Stadium in 2007.
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