Getting to Know: Baseball's Rob Dickinson
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Major: Economics and Business
 
First Baseball Memory/How You Got Involved in the Sport: My first memory was watching my dad play church league softball when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I got involved when I had a friend over and we were jumping on the trampoline, and his dad came to pick him up and saw me jumping up and down on the trampoline hitting acorns with a broom stick at 5 years old. He just so happened to be a coach for a tee ball team that I eventually played for. 

Best Athletic Memory: Was my senior year in high school and I hit a home run that caused a three car pile up on Three Chopt Rd.

Why VMI: The real question is why not? Among other reasons, you can a degree that really means something when you graduate.

Goals for the upcoming season: Have a batting average of .333 or above, and not let a single fly ball touch the outfield grass.

Favorite movie/book and why: Forrest Gump because it represents the simple way of life and how I wish things still were in this world.

What sporting venue would you most like to visit? The Beijing Olympic Arena, The Bird's Nest 

Favorite sport to watch (other than baseball): Duck hunting
 
If someone would look at the songs I have, on my IPOD or computer, I’d be embarrassed for them to see I have this song: "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls

If you could eat dinner with three other people, living or not, who would they be and why?
First, I would have to pick Jesus, I would let him do all of the talking. Second, Col. Sanders and ask him what the secret recipe is, and lastly, Achilles and ask him how does it feel to be so soft.