So what's next for the Pirates' left-hander -- Rookie of the Year?
"That's a long way off," Duke said, smiling.
Cy Young award?
"I don't think I can qualify for that," he said, grinning.
Hall of Fame?
"Don't jump the gun, guys," he said, laughing.
In a rare exclusive, Bucs Dugout has acquired an unedited tape of this interview. It continues:
MEYER: Bowling! What do you say bowling? Bowling's insane! Bowling is crazy time.
DUKE: Bowling? I don't think so, Paul, you get no rush from bowling.
MEYER: Rush? You want a rush? Drop a ball on your toe my friend, talk about a rush, you'll be throbbing, you'll see visions.
DUKE: No no no no, I'm thinking... rock-climbing.
MEYER: All right! Rock-climbing! J..just the two of us? Alright! Hey, I'll make some sandwiches, what what do you like? Tuna? Peanut butter?
DUKE: What... whatever.
MEYER: Alright alright, I gotta buy some bread.
DUKE: Yeah yeah, you know I'm definitely down for some rock-climbing.
MEYER: Me too, I am down, I am totally down, mark me down.
[break in tape]
JOHN PERROTTO: Rock climbing? Hehe... Where do you come off going rock climbing? Rock climbing? You need a boost to climb into your bed [laughing].
MEYER: Alright alright.
JOE RUTTER: Yeah yeah what is it with you and Zach? What are you? It's like his sidekick now?
MEYER: Yeah that's right. I like it. He's such a cool guy.
RUTTER: Cool guy? What are you, in 8th grade?
MEYER: He's the first cool guy I've ever been friends with in my whole life. You know... it's a different world when you're with a cool guy, he's not afraid of anybody. You should hear the way he talks to waitresses... he gets free pie!