RIF: What is your greatest accomplishment in your sport?
Eric: Winning the Cy Young is my greatest accomplishment so far.
RIF: What's your favorite part about playing baseball?
Eric: I love coming to the park everyday and smelling the fresh grass.
RIF: Your book is about breaking barriers. Did you have to break any barriers when it came to reading?
Eric: I did, and reading is still the hardest thing for me to do—even today.
RIF: What was your favorite book growing up?
Eric: It was a book called See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar.
RIF: What do you like to read now — books, magazines, newspapers, websites?
Eric: I like to read Sports Illustrated and any Dodger clips I can find.
RIF: Do you like to read books about sports?
Eric: Yes—in fact I just bought a book about Michael Jordan.
RIF: Was it hard coming to the United States from Quebec, Canada, and not knowing any English?
Eric: Yes—that was my single biggest adjustment when I moved here.
RIF: Do you prefer to read in English or French?
Eric: I like both, but more so English right now.
RIF: What advice do you have for kids who want to break barriers or play baseball?
Eric: I would just tell them to stay positive and don’t let anyone stop you.