Live Chat With Former MLB Infielder Christian Colon
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Tim Dierkes
12:51
Hi everyone!  Today we're excited to host recently-retired MLB infielder Christian Colon.  Christian was drafted fourth overall out of California State by the Royals and also played for the Marlins and Reds.  He's a big fan of MLBTR and he happily agreed to do a live chat.
Christian Colon
1:00
Thank you for having me!
1:01
Big fan of MLBTR yes
Samuel
1:08
Was making the decision to retire comfortable at all?
Christian Colon
1:11
It was really hard actually I was thinking about doing it since 2019. A lot of different things go into it but I have a bigger purpose to keep help players reach their goals!
INNIS
1:12
which year of your career did you consider to be your best?
Christian Colon
1:13
I would say 2014 i was very excited to have reached the big leagues so I was motivated and I felt like it was working! Obviously 2015 is special too !
Ben
1:15
Would you have signed for less money etc if it meant another World Series ring shot?
Christian Colon
1:15
Absolutely
Jeter
1:16
Who was your favorite teammate through your playing career and why?
Samuel
1:16
Are you pleased with the way your career finished?
Jeter
1:17
How closely do MLB/MiLB players follow rumors (especially during Trade Deadline season)?
Christian Colon
1:17
All the time , every couple hours to be honest.
Jonathan Warden
1:17
I’m a huge Royals fan and your hit during the 15 World Series is something I will always remember. What was going through your mind when you made it to first base?
Christian Colon
1:17
I couldn’t even think straight haha but I remember one thought tho I will be a royal forever and a champion!
Harry
1:17
Which pitcher did you hate facing the most?
Christian Colon
1:17
i was always up for the challenge but carrasco and kubler were tough.
Sam W
1:17
Hello Mr Colon! Thanks for doing this.
Duffy
1:17
How exciting! Thanks for doing this Tim and Christian!
Christian, what’s your favorite memory from that 2015 team?
Ben
1:18
What would you say was the best moment of your career?
Christian Colon
1:18
I would have to say those two hits in the postseason!
Ryno
1:19
Biggest accomplishment at mlb level?
Christian Colon
1:19
Winning the World Series!
1:20
I had alot of them but I would say Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer! Alex led by example and Hos led in a more vocal way! Treat to have both
Josh Barker
1:20
What was your favorite stadium to play in?
Christian Colon
1:20
Kauffman
Tom Emanski
1:21
Given a full season of at bats, how many bases could Terrance Gore steal?
Christian Colon
1:21
50
Josh Barker
1:21
Who was the toughest pitcher you faced?
Christian Colon
1:21
Kubler
Definitely Not At Work
1:23
What’s the hardest part about playing in the MLB?
Christian Colon
1:23
The lifestyle playing in the MLB is hardest. you start looking around and compering your game and life. when you don’t have to do that. Just go out and compete
Bryce
1:23
What's it like to win a world series?
Christian Colon
1:24
Words can’t describe but if I had to. When u are really really really hungry and u finally eat get something in ur belly lol. That thankful happy feeling
Jeter
1:24
Who was the most difficult pitcher you had an at bat against?
Christian Colon
1:25
Max scherzer
Doug
1:25
Do players notice when fans are heckling them, or do they just tune it out?
Christian Colon
1:25
Tune them out. Don’t waste ur time we don’t hear or care to be honest. Once in a while we hear some that makes us laugh but we are built to not even hear it.
Tribe Fan
1:26
Hello Christian.  Do you wish you could have gotten an extended look as a regular to show what you could really do?
Christian Colon
1:26
for a long time I said yes but it worked out how it was supposed to
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