Mike Covell

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All Your Favorites:

  • Food:  Pizza
  • Movie:   Field of Dreams
  • Movie Character:   Will Ferrell
  • Book (Author):  Moneyball (Michael Lewis)
  • Book Character (what book?):  Amir from The Kite Runner
  • Show:   Breaking Bad
  • Type of Music:   Country/ some Hip Hop/Rap
  • Musical Artist or Band:  Zach Brown Band
  • Song (Artist):  Knee Deep
  • Artist:  Picasso
  • Painting:   Mona Lisa
  • City (foreign or domestic):  Cooperstown
  • State:   California
  • Country:  USA
  • Place (anywhere):  Los Altos Hills (My home)
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Chilling with my friends
  • Hobby:   Listening to music
  • Board Game:   Apples to Apples
  • Monopoly Piece:   Top Hat
  • Quote:   “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a    company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because of the great Academics, beautiful campus, and awesome baseball facilities it has to offer. Most importantly, because of the rich tradition in athletics.

What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
For me, baseball has been my passion my whole life. I especially love playing baseball on a team when everyone cares about winning and desires the grind it takes to win. The game has always been a stress reliever for me, it has been a game where I always feel at home with my friends while doing something I love. Baseball is special to me because in order to have a good team everyone needs to be men built for others who will do anything for each other and want to win ball games, being the best team they can be.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
My favorite guy on the team to compete with is TJ Braff because he is really knowledgeable about the game of baseball and I feel like I could ask him any type of question I have. My favorite player to compete against is Stevie Berman because he is a great guy who likes working hard to get better everyday and he is a perfect kind of guy to have as a teammate.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • Buster Posey
  • Lebron James
  • Yadier Molina
  • Johnny Bench
  • Tiger Woods

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Joey Chestnut
  • Mila Kunis (wouldn’t know what to say)
  • Barack Obama
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Will Ferrell

What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would keep most of it and spend it on a new car and house and give the rest to charity.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I want to be living happy with a job that I love.

What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day would be waking up to the sound of the ocean. Go get a buffet breakfast of my choice. Go to the batting cages and do some BP. Then relax and watch some Sportscenter and go to Ikes Deli for a sandwich. Finally, call up my friends and go out for the night and have a great time.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Playing in the MLB