JUPITER, Fla. — Crazy to think Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco enters 2013 as the longest-tenured Miami player.
Acquired in the Juan Pierre-Cubs trade of 2005, Nolasco will be the team’s Opening Day starter Monday afternoon at Nationals Park.
The 30-year-old — the franchise’s winningest pitcher — holds a 76-64 record and 4.49 ERA in seven seasons.
On the final day of Spring Training in Jupiter, Nolasco answered Random Questions on his musical selection this year, Prime 112’s fried oreos and flyovers.
Q: What would your DJ name be?
RN: What would my DJ name be? [laughs] DJ Ricky Raver.
Q: What’s going to be the song when you take the mound this year?
RN: Los Tigres del Norte’s “Pacas de a Kilo.” It’s my Mexican song that I always come out to.
Q: What’s your favorite food and favorite place to go in Miami for food?
RN: My favorite type of food is Mexican food. I don’t eat Mexican food in Miami. And favorite place to eat in Miami is Prime 112.
Q: I’ve never been. Fried oreos?
RN: You’ve never been? It’s bomb.
Q: What do you get from Prime 112?
RN: I get the Kobe beef sliders, some lobster mac & cheese and usually whatever Kobe steak they have in house. And then the fried Oreos.
Q: You always have to have room for dessert.
RN: Yes, for those you do. Just one, though. Not a whole order. I’m just not big of a sweets guy, but I’ll eat one.
Q: Something baseball-related: Excited to pitch Opening Day?
RN: Yes, it’s always exciting. Any Opening Day is exciting. Being able to pitch it is even better. The flyover is usually the best part. It’s always cool.
Q: Have you ever been caught off guard by it and been terrified?
RN: Nah, because I’m always looking forward to it because I think it’s really cool.