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

Sept. 25, 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 sophomore Tanner Donnels. What did you do this summer?
Tanner Donnels: I played summer ball for the San Luis Obispo Blues and also got to play in the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
TD: I chose LMU because of the good baseball program and it is by the beach.

LMU: Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
TD: My nickname is TD because of my initials.

LMU: What is your greatest highlight on the field?
TD: First collegiate home run at BYU last year.

LMU: After LMU, what do you want to do?
TD: After LMU I would hope to still be playing baseball.

LMU: Do you have any superstitions?
TD: I eat a chipotle burrito the night before games.

LMU: Do you have any hidden talents?

LMU: What is your favorite baseball team?
TD: Miami Marlins.

LMU: What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
TD: Work- Gang Starr.

LMU: What is your favorite movie?
TD: The Sandlot.



LMU: What is your favorite book?
TD: Holes.

LMU: What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
TD: Brad Pitt.

LMU: You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
TD: Chipotle and a shack on the beach.

LMU: Are you a collector of anything?
TD: Nope.

LMU: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
TD: I would want to be able to fly so I wouldn't have to sit in traffic.

LMU: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
TD: Lots of juice and vitamin waters.

LMU: What is your motto or advice you live by?
TD: Heroes are remembered, but legends never die.

LMU: Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
TD: Sportcenter.

LMU: What is your most prized possession?
TD: My moccasins.

LMU: Who is your biggest influence in life?
TD: My dad.

LMU: Name one thing not many people know about you.
TD: I lived in Japan as a kid.

LMU: Do you have a celebrity look-alike?
TD: Kenny Powers when I had my mullet.

LMU: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
TD: Babe Ruth calling his shot.

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

LMU: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
TD: Grizzly Bear.

LMU: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
TD: Dana Point.

LMU: If you could change your name, what would it be?
TD: Sir Tanner Donnels IV.

LMU: What was your favorite childhood television program?
TD: Rocket Power


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