Q&A with Yusmeiro Petit

Claire, who covers Capital City for NYfansonly.com, sat down for a Q&A with Yusmeiro Petit before he earned his sixth victory for the Bombers Sunday. Learn a little bit more about Yusmeiro and his personal life, his aspirations as a ball player, and a little more insight into his game in Part One of the interview. NYF Club Members can find out right now!

NYF: What do you consider to be your strongest pitch?

Petit: My fastball.

NYF: What about your weakest?

Petit: My curveball, but I don't throw a curveball anymore. Now I throw a slider, which I think is pretty strong. Before, when I threw the curveball, it wasn't very strong.

NYF: You've been quietly working your way up the charts and now lead the league in strikeouts. Do you have a particular strategy?

Petit: No, I communicate well with my catcher and it just happens.

NYF: How do you prepare for next year's baseball in the off season?

Petit: I play with the same team in Venezuela every year in the off season.

NYF: Who has influenced you the most in baseball?

Petit: Greg Maddux. His location of pitches, I admire that about Greg Maddux. How he locates his pitch well.

NYF: What do you like to do in your free time?

Petit: Listen to music, but I have a lot of work to do out here. And to eat.

NYF: How does Columbia compare with your hometown in Venezuela?

Petit: They're similar in that both places are very hot, but it doesn't get cold like it gets cold here. I don't know Columbia that well, so obviously I don't feel as comfortable here as I do there.

NYF: What do you think of all of the traveling and moving around you have to do for your job?

Petit: It doesn't bother me because it's part of my job. I've gone to Columbus, Savannah, Rome, and Charleston with the Bombers. I don't remember exactly where I went when I was in Brooklyn, but I've played there.

NYF: If you could travel anywhere in the world to play baseball, where would it be?

Petit: It has always been my dream go to Boston to play with the Red Sox in Fenway Park.

NYF: Where does your brother, who also plays professional baseball play?

Petit: He plays in Venezuela.

NYF: What was your childhood like?

Petit: I played baseball all the time, but it was a good childhood.

NYF: What are some of your life-long goals?

Petit: To get to the major leagues. Also to help my family, all of my family. I have a lot of nieces and nephews.

NYF: What do you think that you bring to the team?

Petit: I think I bring confidence to the team. When I'm pitching they feel that I have the game under control.

We would like to thank Yusemeiro Petit for taking the time to sit down with Claire and NYfansonly.com for this Q&A. Be sure to check back soon as we will have a feature piece on Yusemeiro as we continue to learn more about him.

Amazin Clubhouse Top Stories