1) All Your Favorites:
a. Food: corn bread
b. Movie: Bad Boys 2
c. Movie Character: Sherlock Holmes
d. Book (Author): The Science of Hitting–Ted Williams
e. Book Character (what book?): n/a
f. Show: Two and Half Men
g. Type of Music: Country
h. Musical Artist or Band: Jason Aldean
j. Song (Artist): Tattoos on this town
k. Artist: Jason Aldean
m. City (foreign or domestic): San diego
n. State:CA o. Country: USA
p. Place (anywhere): Rocklin HS Baseball field
q. Sport: Baseball
r. Activity: Anything to improve my game
s. Hobby: watching movies
t. Board Game: Catch Phrase
v. Quote: “Being Realistic is the fastest way to Mediocracy” –Augie Garrido
2) Why did you choose Santa Clara?
For the quality education, to live in a beautiful area with great weather, close to home and to play in a beautiful ballpark.
3) What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?
The game keeps you honest. Once you think you have it figured out, it will bring you right back to square one. I love the grind and when things click. You have the team comradery where each guy is pulling for the guy next to him. It’s the time where you figure out the most about yourself.
4) How has the fall season gone for the team and you personally?
The fall has been FUN. The coaches make a concscious effort to make sure we are having a good time everyday at the yard. For me personally, I lost track of what I loved most about this game and that is helping others achieve. The coaching staff has helped my realized one of my biggest strengths of a ballplayer and that is helping the guys around me succeed. It has been a blast being able to grind with the guys we have. I am pumped for the spring!
5) Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
My favorite guy to compete with would have to be Brock Simon. When he is on the mound I trust him and I love playing defense behind him. My favorite guy on the team to compete against would have to be Tommy Nance. I love facing him because he has great stuff and competes his ass off on the mound.
6) Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
- Dennis Rodman- Rebound drill in basketball
- Josh Hamilton-Swing off
- Matt Stover-Anything
- Gabe Ribas-Working out
- Matt Fielding– Halo
7) 5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?
I don’t drink coffee, caffiene is bad for you.
8) What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would travel the world, start a clothing brand, get voice lessons and record a country album, hire Tony Horton to work out with me, hang out with George Clooney, Pay for everyones dinner everytime I went out to eat, buy everyone a brita in Africa who needs one, own a MLB baseball team and win the World Series every year until it got boring, invent a surgery to fix my back and make me bionic, buy the Iphone12, and help out every person I love and trust.
9) #1 on your Bucket List?
Climb Mt. Everest
10) What’s your ideal 1st date? Who? What? Where?
Since I already have met the love of my life I do not need to ever again go on a 1st date. Sucks for people who do not have what I have.