According to the man himself, Mo Vaughn is not much of a slugger any more. On a recent trip to the batting cages with his son, the former AL MVP says, he made contact with just three of 14 pitches—at 50 mph. Luckily, he was prepared for life after baseball when his All-Star career ended in 2003.

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Deadspin sat down with The Hit Dog, in town from his home in Cleveland to launch a line of big and tall men’s clothing, to talk about regrets from his career, his favorite current power hitter, and why it’s the Indians’ year.