Live Chat With Former MLB Closer Chad Cordero
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Tim Dierkes
2:50
MLBTR is proud to host former Expos/Nationals relief ace Chad Cordero in a live chat.  Chad loves interacting with fans...ask away!
AvatarChad Cordero
2:59
Thanks for having me.  I love getting my daily dose of baseball news from here.
KC
3:02
Chad, what's one moment you could go back and relive on the baseball field?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:04
There's so many to choose from but the one that sticks out the most was the All Star Game in 2005.  It was so surreal to be surrounded by all the players I grew up watching.  I felt just like a little kid again
Dtown78
3:05
Hello Chad. Great of you to chat with us fans on this awesome site! What was your toughest MLB season and what made it so?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:06
Great question.  My toughest by far was the year I got hurt.  It was the first time in my career I had any arm issues and I didn't know what was wrong with it.  I believe I had no less than 6 MRI exams that season trying to figure out exactly what was wrong.
Jon Becker
3:06
Chad!!! Which city do you like better, Montreal or DC?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:09
That's a tough one because they are both so different.  I loved my time in DC because of how much history there was in the city.  It was great being able to visit all the monuments, smithsonians, and other landmarks but there was also something special about Montreal.  The city was so beautiful and the fans we had, even if they weren't a lot, were so passionate about the game.
Guest
3:09
What was it like playing in Montreal knowing it was the last season there?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:11
It definitely was't easy.  That year we had 3 true home games the first month of the season as our first homestand was played in Puerto Rico.  They had a passionate fanbase in Montreal to see the looks on their faces that last game in Montreal made every player and coach feel for them.  They loved the Expos up there.
Kirk
3:12
Thanks for doing this, Chad! Huge Nats fan here and season ticket holder since the first season. What was Frank Robinson like to play for?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:14
I loved Frank.  The first time I met him I couldn't believe I was actually shaking his hand.  I never had a chance to watch him play but my dad use to tell me how great of a player he was and how hard he played the game.  He was so knowledgeable and I felt so lucky to be able to sit down and talk to him about the game.  He made me realize how much I needed to trust in my abilities.  I wouldn't have had the success I had if it wasn't for him.
VG JR JR
3:14
Hey Chad - what are you up to in your post-baseball career?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:17
After I retired I went back at coached at Cal State Fullerton for 2 years and then in the Reds organization for 2 years as well.   The last couple years however I've been coaching both high school and travel softball out here in California.  I was a little hesitant when I was first asked to coach softball but I love it now.  It reminds me of old school baseball because of all the small ball that's played.  I love that part of the game.
Bryce
3:17
What was your favorite minor league city to play in?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:19
I wasn't in the minors too long so I didn't have a chance to experience too many minor league cities but I did really love Salt Lake City.  The backdrop at the field was beautiful with the snow covered mountains.
Guest
3:19
Can I wear my hat like you?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:19
haha of course you.  My players sometimes wear their visors like me at practice
Josh
3:19
Who is one player you always dreamed of playing with growing up that you actually got to share a clubhouse with?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:22
Ken Griffey Jr.  My younger brother was a huge fan of his and I remember going to watch him play when he was with the San Bernardino Spirit.  He had such a joy for the game and that smile he had was so pure.
John6483
3:22
What is one moment in your baseball career where you were like “woah I’m really here right now in the big leagues.”
AvatarChad Cordero
3:25
That would have to be my debut.  I remember we were playing in Miami and I got the first 2 hitters I faced out on about 6 pitches but then I realized where I was and proceeded to throw 3 straight pitches to the backstop against Carl Pavano.  I remember my pitching coach and catcher coming out to make sure I was ok and I had to put my glove over my face cuz I couldn't stop smiling.
AnDrew
3:25
Who was the hardest player you faced in your career?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:26
That would have to be players and they hit back to back with Braves.  I would have nightmares of facing Chipper and Andruw Jones.
@therealRangers29
3:26
I'm less happy to be talking to a former player and more happy to be talking to a real Chad. Thank you.
AvatarChad Cordero
3:26
haha you're welcome
Nicholas
3:26
What’s your favorite team growing up?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:27
My entire family grew up Giants fans. Every summer we would go camping and then make a detour on the drive back to make sure we were able to go to a couple Giants games at Candlestick
Jason
3:28
Hello Chad - I met you at the ‘18 ASG FanFest and you couldn’t have been nicer.  Anyways I thought I read you got into coaching.  Is that true, if so what level of coaching are you aiming for?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:29
Thank you for saying that.  At the time I was coaching short season for the Reds and had wanted to pursue a professional coaching career but I realized I wanted to be closer to my kids so I decided to step away from pro ball and jumped into the crazy world of travel ball.
Esteban Loaiza
3:30
What are your thoughts on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, A-Rod, etc. going to the HOF?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:31
Personally I feel like the majority of them should get in but maybe put them in separate category.
fellow Titan
3:31
Great to have another Titan in the chat!  What are you up to post-career?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:32
Hopefully our Titans can get back to where they use to be.  Right now I'm enjoying coaching and helping players get seen by schools.
Michael
3:33
Any favorite teammate who might not exactly be a household name?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:34
My two favorites were Dmitri Young and Robert Fick.  They both would do anything for their teammates.  They always made everyone laugh, including Frank Robinson.
John
3:34
How cool is it to have a hat style that people associate you with?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:36
It's pretty cool.  I think that's the only way anyone every recognized me when I would walk around DC
Chaise
3:36
Hey Chad! Favorite catcher to throw to and what made them so great?
AvatarChad Cordero
3:38
By far my favorite was Brian Schneider. I remember we were always on the same page regarding pitches.  He was also very good at shutting down the running game.
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