By Jim Owczarski Sports Editor Published Sep 09, 2014 at 1:01 PM Photography: David Bernacchi is catching up with Milwaukee Brewers players in this occasional series called "5 questions for ..." Sometimes we'll talk baseball, sometimes we won't, but regardless you'll get new insight into some of your favorite players.

Believe it or not, but this is Carlos Gomez’s fifth year in Milwaukee and in that time the centerfielder has gone from an unproven platoon-player two a two-time all-star, a Gold Glover, and a player Brewers fans have come to adore.

So, it seemed only natural that we catch up with the 28-year-old centerfielder for a "5 questions" installment as he hopes to help the Brewers to the postseason for the second time during his tenure with the club. You were long considered an excellent defensive player, but last year you finally were awarded a Gold Glove. What did you do with that trophy?

Carlos Gomez: I still have it here (in Milwaukee). I wait when I come to the Dominican I’m going to take it with me and have it in my office. I have an office with all my awards and it’s going to be right there in the front; just when you go in it’s the first thing you’re going to see.

OMC: If you could pick your way to win a game – would you rather make a great catch or get a base hit?

CG: Either way, you know, because you win the game. But, get a base hit.

OMC: You’ve made countless highlight reels with great catches since being in Milwaukee – is there a favorite home run you’ve robbed?

CG: I think the best that I feel is the one I steal from A-Rod – (Alex) Rodriguez – in the MetroDome (in Minnesota). It should be a grand slam and I steal one. So, it was four runs that I saved. It’s special like that.

OMC: You’ve been in the league eight years now – when did you get the "Go-Go" nickname?

CG: My first year in New York (2007) – do you remember the hitting coach of the New York Mets. Johnson? Howard Johnson. Ho-Jo. He called me that name. He called me that name, Go-Go, because he got me when I was like 16 years old, so him and Brett Butler, Mookie Wilson. So when I got traded to Minnesota Ron Gardenhire just called me Go-Go, too. That’s how everybody start calling me Go-Go all the time. Sometimes ‘CarGo’ but not CarGo because they have a CarGo in Colorado. It sounds good, Go-Go.

OMC: People who haven’t seen you regularly – and even some that do – wonder why you tap your helmet when you run the bases after a home run. Why is that?

CG: I do this (taps head) when I’m a little kid when I started hitting home runs. Everyone has their home run style so that’s what I do, you know? Every base, touch it, drop my helmet, like remind me. (Edwin) Encarnacio have the "wing," Dimitri Young have the "wing," too – everybody have a different style. To run the bases, I like to run ‘em fast and tap my helmet.

Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.