CLEVELAND — Get to know more about Carlos Carrasco as we go "Beyond the Dugout" with the Cleveland Indians starting pitcher.
Question: Time for Beyond the Dugout. Carlos Carrasco joins me now, is that all right if I just call you Cookie?
Carrasco: Yeah, that's fine!
Question: Do you like that nickname?
Carrasco: I like it!
Question: Who has the best nickname on the Cleveland Indians roster?
Carrasco: Lindor, I think, Mr. Smile/
Question: You like that better than Sunshine?
Carrasco: Sunshine is good, too!
Question: Who's the biggest character in the locker room?
Carrasco: Myself! Yes, yes, I'm really picky.
Question: Why are you the biggest character, Cookie?
Answer: I love to do that way. So, I don't know, I think many fans, they get to see that during the game in the dugout, so I just want to keep my teammates happy. This is a long season, 162 games just coming to the stadium and do the same routine, is kind of OK. I just want to do something different so those guys can relax and forget about, you know, the long season and get to that point just to have fun a little bit.
Question: Who's the sloppiest teammate that you have?
Carrasco: Kip! (Jason Kipnis)
Question: Kip's a mess, they call him Dirtbag, don't they?
Carrasco: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Question: Who's the cleanest teammate you have?
Question: Who’s got the best ride, the best vehicle?
Question: Kip does? If you had to be stuck in a room for 24 hours with one teammate, who would it be?
Carrasco: Oh, Kip
Carrasco: For sure, yes
Carrasco: He’s a lot of fun!