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

Sept. 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - 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 senior Steve Duenas. What did you do this summer?
Steve Duenas: I worked, lifted and ran, did a mud run with my sister, and shot a gun for the first time with my mom.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
SD: I chose LMU because I have family down here. What I like most is being able to play baseball here.

LMU: Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
SD: My nickname is LI, and it stands for "Love it." Coach Gill gave me the nickname my freshman year and I've had it ever since.

LMU: What is your greatest highlight on the field?
SD: My first at bat of my career.

LMU: After LMU, what do you want to do?
SD: Either keep playing ball, or get my PhD in Physical Therapy.

LMU: Do you have any superstitions?
SD: No.

LMU: Do you have any hidden talents?
SD: I can do one arm/one leg pushups.

LMU: What is your favorite baseball team?
SD: Seattle Mariners.

LMU: What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
SD: Aces High by Iron Maiden.



LMU: What is your favorite movie?
SD: The Book of Eli.

LMU: What is your favorite book?
SD: The Hobbit.

LMU: What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
SD: Probably Taylor Lautner because people have said I looks like him.

LMU: You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
SD: Give half to charity and spend the other half on a personal gym and house.

LMU: Are you a collector of anything?
SD: Sports memorabilia.

LMU: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
SD: Teleportation because travel would be easy. Also, if I'm up in Seattle and my friend down in LA is throwing a party, bam, I there in less than a second.

LMU: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
SD: Fruit, meat, and water. The essentials.

LMU: What is your motto or advice you live by?
SD: Never quit.

LMU: Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
SD: Big Bang Theory and Conan.

LMU: What is your most prized possession?
SD: My Joe DiMaggio signed ball.

LMU: Any fears or phobias?
SD: Fear of heights.

LMU: Who is your biggest influence in life?
SD: My parents.

LMU: Do you have a celebrity look-alike?
SD: Some think I look like Taylor Lautner.

LMU: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
SD: The first time man is able to travel through the whole Universe.

LMU: Are you a morning or night person?
SD: Night.

LMU: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
SD: A Dolphin.

LMU: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
SD: Either Monte Carlo, Monaco or somewhere on the coast of Italy.

LMU: If you could change your name, what would it be?
SD: I like my name, wouldn't change it.

LMU: If someone was to give you one gift, what would you want to receive?
SD: If possible, an extra three inches of height.

LMU: What was your favorite childhood television program?
SD: Looney Tunes.



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