3News' Dave Chudowsky: It is time for Beyond the Dugout. Delino DeShields joins me. Pleasure to meet you, and welcome to Cleveland.
Cleveland Indians' Delino DeShields: Nice to meet you, too. Thank you!
Chudowsky: Are you excited more about being in Cleveland or right here with me on Beyond the Dugout?
DeShields: Yeah, honestly, I'm not quite sure yet. (both laugh)
Chudowsky: You're gonna love Cleveland. We're excited to have you! First question for you. Tell everyone in Cleveland something they need to know about you.
DeShields: Well, I kind of picked up on the guitar. My whole family is competitive from mom, dad, brother, sister all the way down, and I remember coming home and my brother while I was in the basement and I just heard somebody on the piano. I go upstairs and my brother, he's 13 at the time, just like killing the piano. I'm like, 'Where'd you learn this stuff from?' and he was like, 'I taught myself on YouTube.' I'm like OK, well if you can do that, I can. I can play the guitar, so you know I picked it up and I've been just kind of teaching myself how to play, and it's something I really enjoy doing.
Chudowsky: Staying on music, favorite walk-up music?
DeShields: I always come with the walk-up music. I don't really like none of the new stuff because it kind of gets played out and it gets old really fast. So, I tend to go more toward old-school hip-hop like Naughty by Nature.
Chudowsky: Good choice.
DeShields: You know, even like Jagged Edge.
Chudowsky: Do you ever change it if you're in a slump or you just are tired of it?
DeShields: Yeah, I mean it just it kind of just depends sometimes. I don't even really notice it or I might be going through my music. I'm like, 'Oh, this would be kind of cool to have.'
Chudowsky: Favorite food?
Chudowsky: Favorite color?
DeShields: People say it's not a color, but black. Yeah, I don't know, black or white. I mean, yeah, people were like, 'Oh, you can't say black or white.'
Chudowsky: Oh, I think you can.
DeShields: Yeah, black then.
Chudowsky: Favorite vacation spot?
DeShields: I went to the Grand Cayman this off season. It was really, really, nice. I want to go to Bali, though, in Indonesia. Hopefully that's my next trip. We’ll see…
Chudowsky: Guess what, you survived Beyond the Dugout.
DeShields: Yeah, nice!