Vin Guglietti is a standout senior first baseman for East Haven High School's varsity baseball team. The high profile hitter is one of the area's best sluggers. Guglietti and his YellowJackets are looking to improve on last year's 11-9 season. East Haven Patch caught up with Guglietti recently to ask him a few questions.
Q: We'll start with an easy one, what's your favorite part about baseball?
A: Hitting! (He laughs) I've worked on hitting for 14 years. Just watching that ball go as it leaves my bat, it's easily my favorite part of the game.
Q: What was the most difficult part of your development as a player?
A: I would have to say my defense, but I worked on it a lot this winter, so it should pay off.
Q: Favorite band?
A: Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen's fingers move so fast when he plays. He's dedicated to being the best guitarist. That's what I try to do with baseball - bring dedication to the game. But I like all genres of music, really.
Q: What's the funniest moment you can remember involving a teammate?
A: Robert Consolatore. Everything that comes out of his mouth is funny. He lifts the team up and makes everyone laugh.
Q: Favorite restaurant?
Q: Have a favorite professional athlete?
A: Albert Puljos.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Playing baseball.
Q: What's the most embarrassing childhood moment you can remember?
A: When I was in summer camp when I was little, I didn't know where the bathrooms were. We were getting ready to go swimming so I needed to change into shorts. I was on the top of the bleechers and everyone was looking away so I took my pants off. All the sudden I hear someone say: "What are you doing?" I said, "nothing" and I put my pants back on as fast as I could.
Q: Favorite subject in school?
A: Science. All of science, any field is interesting to me.
Q: What would you consider your best moment in your baseball career?
A: That's an easy one. In my sophomore year, Paul Spadacenta threw a perfect game for East Haven and I recorded the last out. A kid hit a rocket right at me, I reached over my left shoulder and snagged it.