Greg Harisis

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All Your Favorites:

  • Food:   baby back ribs
  • Movie:   V for Vendetta
  • Movie Character:  Brennan (Step Brothers)
  • Book (Author):   Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Book Character (what book?):   the Weasley twins (Harry Potter)
  • Show:   American Horror Story
  • Type of Music:   rock
  • Musical Artist or Band: Rise Against
  • Song (Artist):  Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
  • City (foreign or domestic):  San Diego
  • State:   California
  • Country:  USA
  • Place (anywhere): La Romana (Dominican Republic)
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Paintball
  • Hobby:   Reading, some gaming
  • Board Game:  Clue
  • Monopoly Piece:   the car
  • Quote:    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Teddy Roosevelt

Why did you choose Santa Clara?  
Santa Clara was the only D1 school to give me a shot at baseball.

What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
I love how important the individual battle of hitter vs. pitcher is while still being a team sport. The emphasis on team unity in college makes this even more special.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against?
Kyle Demerritt is my favorite guy to compete with.  I trust him completely when he’s with me on the field. Jose is my favorite guy to compete against.  We talk a lot of trash to each other so when I win there’s some serious bragging rights until the next time we go at it.

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

  • Andrew Demartini, my best friend, at FIFA
  • Jose – BP laser shows and any kind of race
  • my family and girlfriend at any kind of board game

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

  • Ted Williams
  • Albert Pujols
  • my girlfriend, Anne-Marie Stewart
  • Lebron James
  • Natalie Portman

What would you do with a billion dollars?
Give half to charity, put the rest towards a dream home and cars for my parents and whatever’s left I’d keep for my family.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Playing centerfield for the Anaheim Angels

What does your ideal day look like?
Wake up late, get some coffee and breakfast. Then go work out, have some lunch, and go to the field for a game. Win, come back home to my friends and family.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Hit a walk-off in The Show.

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