Fuld might be in his first season with the Tampa Bay Rays, but his four-hit April 11 debut at Fenway Park for the team is already legend. He has so charmed the fans that the Rays held a Sam Fuld Superhero cape giveaway on May 29. Fuld, who studied economics at Stanford, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 and made his major league start with the team in 2007. He and his wife, Sarah, have one son, Charlie, and they are expecting their second child in November.
What's on your nightstand?
The last book I finished was The Extra 2% by Jonah Keri, which is a book about the Rays franchise. I'm about halfway through a book that Matt Joyce gave me, Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich (by Robert Kiyosaki). His conspiracy is that essentially through lack of financial education the average American is pretty naive when it comes to handling their money. We've developed this cookie-cutter way of handling our money, and his theory is that this isn't the way to do it. I'm just getting into the why and how would you do it. It's interesting. When I read these and hear these conspiracies, I'm always skeptical. I don't necessarily buy into all of it, but it is an interesting perspective I never thought about.
Do you prefer nonfiction over fiction?
I think in general I prefer nonfiction over fiction. My wife is getting me into historical fiction, which she loves. I read The Power of One (by Bryce Courtenay). I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, too. That was an incredible book.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer