Q: Dear Andy I like to play softball with my dad. Did you start playing
softball before you played baseball? — Juliet, 7, Massachusetts
Andy: Dear Juliet, I like to play softball with my dad too! I started playing softball
when I was little. So, later, all the practice I had in softball really helped me be a better baseball
Q: what is, your favorite joke? — Jordan, 9, Montana
Andy: Dear Jordan, Here’s my most favorite joke ever... Why was the baby ant so
confused? Because all of his uncles were ants! (Get it?!? Ants, aunts! Soooooo funny, right?!?)
Q: What is your favorite basketball and baseball team in the U.S.?
Mine are the Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and the St. Louis Cardinals(baseball).
— Ashley, 13, Illinois
Andy: Dear Ashley, I like those teams too! There are so many good teams in the U.S.
that it’s hard to pick just one. But I’d have to say that my all-time favorite basketball
and baseball teams are the ones that I play on at the Community Center with my friends!
Q: Do you have a girlfriend? What is your favorite sport?
— Anfernee, 10, Louisiana
Andy: Dear Anfernee, No, I don’t have a girlfriend! Sometimes the kids in school
tease me about Esperanza, a girl in my class, but we’re just friends. (Seriously! We are!) I think
my favorite sport is basketball. I’ve been playing since I was a little kid. I like being on the
team at the Community Center, and I love just shooting hoops with my dad and my uncle.
Q: I like to skateboard, but I don’t know any tricks. What should I do? — Michael, 8, Utah
Andy: Hi, Michael! Do you have any friends who are good skateboarders and know some tricks? It would be fun if they could teach you a few new things. That’s how I learned some cool soccer moves – from Miguel!
Q: What's your favorite vacation spot to go to and what is your favorite thing to do when you’re on vacation? — Angele, 13, Louisiana
Andy: My new favorite vacation spot from this summer is the Jersey shore. My whole family went there together – my parents, aunt and uncle, all my cousins, my grandma, and even my grandma’s dog! The beach is awesome there, and there was a really fun boardwalk with lots of games to play. My favorite thing to do on vacation is go swimming!