Focus Friday: Chris Johnson
Welcome to FocusFriday, our weekly Spring Training feature that invites fans to tweet non-baseball, human interest questions for various Astros players.
Last week, we featured Hunter Pence, and this week’s subject is Chris Johnson. If you’re curious about his hobbies outside of baseball, favorite place to eat in Houston or who he’s picking to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, read on. You can also watch the video here.
@finalfour: Do you follow college basketball and who do you think will win the NCAA tournament?
CJ: Duke will win. I follow college basketball a lot. I love it. Duke’s my favorite team . They had a tough blow with Kyrie Irving going down but I think we’ll be able to hang in there and get to the Final Four and win it again for the repeat. They will win the National Championship.
@FreeDrinkPhx: What were your favorite cartoons/kids shows and do you still watch cartoons/kids shows?
CJ: I’m going to have to say Saved by the Bell was my favorite kids show growing up. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like the show Saved by the Bell. And what kid when he was younger didn’t want to be like Zack Morris? I know I did.
@zackmaddox21: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of baseball?
CJ: I’m kind of a movie guy. I like going to see movies. Anything relaxing, anything indoors, just because we’re outside so much.
(What was the last movie you saw?)
Last movie I saw…I just rented Due Date. It was OK, pretty good.
@allphilla Are you a video-gamer, and if so, what do you play?
CJ: I play video games a little bit. I like Call of Duty. It’s the only game I play — Call of Duty or Madden. I’m not very good because I don’t really play a lot but I’m a pretty good gamer.
@EckmanBrandon: What is your favorite place to eat in the Houston area?
CJ: Vic and Anthony’s. It was the first place I ever went to when I got called up to Houston and the crab cakes are outstanding.
@MissSadieK: Will you ever become a member of the Twitter family?
CJ: I don’t really know much about the Twitter or how to set it up. I’m not a big-time computer guy but I do have an iPhone, so I guess that could make it easy. If I can get somebody to show me how to do it. I’m kind of nervous that I won’t get a lot of friends on there. I could probably give it a shot.
(I think the Social Media Director for the Astros could probably help you set it up…)
CJ: OK, then, I will get a Twitter account. I will tweet.
@Evie: We know you like Entourage, but what is your guilty pop culture pleasure?
CJ: I’m a pretty big Justin Bieber fan. I’ve got the fever. His songs are great. I listen to them on my iPod before the games, try to get pumped up. I haven’t been to his concerts yet. He hasn’t come through Houston yet, I don’t think, but when he does, I’m going to jump all over it. I just hope we don’t have a game, because then I’d miss the game.