Patti Smith, Fox Sports Houston

Baseball reporter shares secrets of getting players to answer the tough questions

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When Kid Reporter Kenny Figueroa visited Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, recently, he met up with Fox Sports Houston reporter Patti Smith. Smith helped with some valuable coaching tips as Figueroa interviewed Astros
shortstop Tommy Manzella. She then sat down with the budding young journalist to share some of her own tricks of the trade.

Click play to find out what it takes to cover professional sports for a major network.

You can also watch Figueroa's interview with Manzella, and read a review of Scholastic's Ultimate Guide to Baseball.

All in time for the All Star Game tonight in Anaheim, California, home of the Los Angeles Angels!

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