Braves' Dansby Swanson on 'Game of Thrones' deaths, T-ball BP and singing dreams

Baseball null Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan traveled through Florida and Arizona this spring, stopping at camps and chatting with the players. One of his side projects is a quick-hitter Q/A we’re calling “Two Minutes With …”Previous editions: Anthony Rizzo | Kyle Freeland | Jo Adell | Max Muncy | Touki Toussaint | Clint Frazier | Pat Neshek | Jonny Venters | Cam Bedrosian | Steve Cishek | Chris Iannetta | Cal Quantrill | Ben Gamel | Robert Stock Up now: Braves shortstop Dansby SwansonMORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN What’s one of your first baseball memories?SWANSON: It’d have to be going to the T-ball fields when I was a kid, just hitting BP out there. I specifically remember my grandpa throwing to me. We call him Pops. My dad threw to me a ton, too; they’d go out there and throw to me.What’s the last show you binge-watched?SWANSON: I wouldn't say binge-watched it, because it’s only six episodes, but "Bodyguard" on Netflix. It's pretty good. And I love "Game of Thrones." Love "Entourage." "Entourage" is probably my all-time favorite. During the offseason, I don't watch that many shows. So as a "Game of Thrones" fan, which bad guy’s death was more satisfying to you: Joffrey’s or Ramsey’s? SWANSON: Oh, man. They’re both terrible. I think I'd have to say Ramsey's cause Joffrey, I mean, Joffery just sucked. He's just brutal. But Ramsey? He was just like the scum of the earth. Who are some of your favorite follows on Instagram?SWANSON: I’m obviously a big Atlanta guy, so I follow all the Atlanta hip-hop guys and stuff. It’s just fun. There’s a ton of them. I enjoy following up because it makes me feel more connected to the city. What’s one thing you would do if you were commissioner for a day? SWANSON: This may just be very basic, but I would allow for players to express themselves more. And when I say that, I mean for guys to be able to wear whatever cleats they want to wear, you know? Just to be themselves and not have to be a shel

l of themselves.What’s one talent you’d most like to have?SWANSON: Singing. I would love to be able to have pipes. Any kind of pipes. That’d be awesome. I love rap and R&B. I wouldn't want to be able to rap, but I'd love to be able to sing. My girlfriend would probably say the same thing. What’s best purchase you’ve ever made? SWANSON: Best purchase I've ever made? Wow. Honestly, this is probably anticlimactic, but my place in Nashville. I love being there. I know I'm a big Atlanta guy, but during the offseason I love being there. It just really makes it a good home for me for a few months. Are you a Nashville hot chicken guy?SWANSON: No, not really. I cook a lot, honestly. I'm always up for any type of good food. I'm not picky with my eating.