Inside Lion Baseball: Getting to Know George Haaland held a question and answer session with baseball player George Haaland.

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As the 2013 season approaches, we here at would like to (re)introduce you to some of the baseball players who will be gracing Page Stadium's field this year. We have asked all the players a series of questions that range from why they chose LMU to what they would change their name to if they could. If you have any additional question that you'd like to see answered in the future, please feel free to email Tyler Geivett at

This week's question and answer session will feature freshman George Haaland. What did you do this summer?
George Haaland: I played baseball for an American Legion team called the Sandlot and we won our state tournament and went to New Orleans for Regionals.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
GH: I chose LMU because of its outstanding academic reputation and because of our on the rise baseball team.

LMU: Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
GH: Jorge or georgey...I go by george, and some guys on my high school team called me those two.

LMU: What is your greatest highlight on the field?
GH: My greatest highlight was catching in the Oklahoma 5A State Championship game.

LMU: After LMU, what do you want to do?
GH: I'd like to become a successful business man if I'm unable to continue playing baseball.

LMU: Do you have any superstitions?
GH: I always have to wear matching Nike socks underneath my baseball socks on game days.

LMU: What is your favorite baseball team?
GH: The Minnesota Twins.

LMU: What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
GH: I'd say Cut You Down by Johnny Cash or Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum.

LMU: What is your favorite movie?
GH: Favorite comedy is Caddyshack.

LMU: What is your favorite book?
GH: Harry Potter books.

LMU: What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
GH: Tom Hanks.

LMU: You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
GH: A house either in the mountains or on a lake.

LMU: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
GH: Super speed.

LMU: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
GH: Water bottles and Gatorade.

LMU: What is your motto or advice you live by?
GH: Be humble, be confident.

LMU: Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
GH: The Office.

LMU: What is your most prized possession?
GH: Probably my a2000.

LMU: Any fears or phobias?
GH: I hate spiders.

LMU: Who is your biggest influence in life?
GH: My mom, dad, and sister.

LMU: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
GH: I would want to be at the Miracle on Ice.

LMU: Are you a morning or night person?
GH: Morning.

LMU: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
GH: A dog.

LMU: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
GH: Somewhere in the mountains or on a lake.

LMU: If you could change your name, what would it be?
GH: Wally or Spencer.

LMU: If someone was to give you one gift, what would you want to receive?
GH: An F-150 King Ranch Edition truck.

LMU: What was your favorite childhood television program?
GH: Scooby Doo.




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