Brewers left-hander Chris Capuano sat down for a live, online chat with fans on Thursday afternoon from Spring Training in Maryvale, Ariz. Capuano is looking to solidify a spot in the starting rotation this season, his second in Milwaukee. He chatted with fans about music, his pregame routine and his goals for the 2005 season.
Chris Capuano: Hey everybody, we're coming to you from sunny Arizona. I'm excited to sit down with you guys for an hour and answer any questions that you have.Capuano: With everything going on in Washington D.C., today, I know I am going to get some questions about steroids. Let's start there, and then we can move on to baseball. Jennifer_Giese: What do you think of the steroid situation that is going on? Capuano: I don't actually know too much about steroids. I've never done them, and I don't have any friends who have ever done them. From what I hear, however, I do think it has been a big problem. Being a representative in the players association, I got to sit in on the making of the new policy this spring. And I have to say that I'm really excited about it. I really think, if given a chance, it's going to do a great job of getting rid of steroids in baseball. mikeymike00: Can you go over the workout routines that you do in the offseason to prepare your arm for the season? Capuano: I pretty much take a complete month off after the season is over to let my body recover. After that, I do a program that includes running and lifting weights. In addition to that, I try to make sure that I watch what I eat and get into a fairly regular sleeping pattern. That's about it. Given some of the little setbacks I had last year, I've added yoga twice a week into my offseason program. That seemed to help with flexibility and hopefully will prevent any recurring injuries. Yoga or pilates -- everyone seems to be trying one or the other so I figured I would, too. sparklydbacksprncess: I am a business student here at ASU, and huge D-Backs fan. Can you please come back to the Diamondbacks and can you help me with my homework? Why did you choose to obtain a degree in economics? Capuano: Unfortunately, you have to do your homework yourself. I enjoy living here in Arizona, but I'm not willing to trade summers in Milwaukee. Why did I become an economics major at Duke? Basically, I figured it would be the most useful degree for me to get. I was always good at math, and my dad (who is here visiting and just popped his head in the door) is a financial advisor, so I had that background going in. Getting my degree before I started playing gave me peace of mind, knowing that I had a plan if baseball didn't work out. I signed with the Diamondbacks on the condition that I could graduate first, and then start playing.
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