10/22/07 5:00 PM ET
Heart of the Order: Ryan Spilborghs
By C.J. Moore / MLB.com
Or listen. Spilborghs' colorful quotes make him one of the more popular interviews for the Rockies. He's also popular with teammates, who like to poke fun at Spilborghs for his outfits and comments."A lot of it's self-induced," Jeff Baker said. "Spilly just likes to have fun. He does things for a lot of reactions. He has fun with it and keeps everything light. You know it's just Spilly." Spilborghs has fun off the field supporting a music habit. He plays the guitar -- he was in the jazz band in high school -- and he prefers playing rock and roll. Some of his favorites include Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Pink Floyd. He's learning to play the piano, which he bought one day at a Wal-Mart in Mexico during winter ball. Spilborghs is often one who likes to jokingly brag in the clubhouse. One day Spilborghs, who is single, bragged to teammates about his ability to pick up the ladies, saying he had "game." But he's humble about his musical abilities. "There's got to be somebody better than me," he said. "There has to be somebody that can play an instrument."
C.J. Moore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.