Kyle Freeland, who will start the Colorado Rockies’ home opener, was a big underwater seahorse racing guy in high school

The Rockies chose Freeland with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft

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Kyle Freeland is in the running to earn a spot in the Rockies' opening day starting pitching rotation. (Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports)

Kyle Freeland also was a "Glee" fan. (Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports)

Kyle Freeland, the hometown kid who will start the Colorado Rockies’ home opener Friday, was a big fan of the TV show “Glee,” “underwater seahorse racing” and Ron Burgundy quotes in high school.

These details were revealed in in a short Q&A Freeland did as a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School in 2010. Here it is in all its glory.

The Rockies chose Freeland with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft, which he and his family were ecstatic about.

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Freeland split time between Double- and Triple-A last year. He earned a spot in the Rockies’ starting rotation after posting a 3.48 ERA and 19 strikeouts versus six walks in 20 2/3 innings this spring.

On Friday, he’ll make his major-league debut for the team he grew up watching. Denverite will be there to take Freeland’s start in — and, if possible, find out why he was so excited about the year 2050.

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