Ask the Athletes

Just for kids

September 29, 1999

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Mike Piazza, catcher, New York Mets: "Bubble gum. You bite into it and get a piece of gum. It is good ice cream with a chew."

Brandi Chastain, defender, U.S. women's soccer team: "I have two flavors that are my favorites: chocolate-chip cookie dough and vanilla-Swiss almond. I can eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting, no problem!"

Ilia Kulik, figure skater, Olympic gold medalist: "Just plain vanilla with lots of toppings: strawberries, raspberries, chocolate sprinkles, and hot caramel or hot fudge sauce."

Meet Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks is the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in baseball. His fastball sizzles at close to 100 miles per hour.

Randy is 6' 10'' tall. His height helps him throw his blazing fastball. Randy's 62-17 record from 1995 through 1998 was the best in baseball. He led the majors last season with a whopping 329 strikeouts.

Is it fun to throw hard?

"It's fun to win," says Randy.

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