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

Oct. 5, 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 junior Carlos Fuentes. What did you do this summer?
Carlos Fuentes: I played for the Palm Springs Power in the California Collegiate League.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
CF: I chose LMU because of the family type hospitality everyone has and because of the good baseball program they have.

LMU: Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
CF: Yes my nick name since freshman year of high school has been shark and the reason being is that freshman year of high school my teammates asked me to explain the massive scars on my leg so I told them I got bit by a shark and the name has stuck with me since.

LMU: What is your greatest highlight on the field?
CF: My greatest highlight was last year getting one at bat toward the end of the year and hitting a homerun. Being a pitcher you don't really get too many chances at accomplishing that.

LMU: After LMU, what do you want to do?
CF: Play professional baseball

LMU: Do you have any superstitions?
CF: Yes every game I choose a song that I will sing in my head the entire time I am playing.



LMU: Do you have any hidden talents?
CF: I can touch my nose with my tongue

LMU: What is your favorite baseball team?
CF: Angels

LMU: What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
CF: The strong will continue by Damien Marley

LMU: What is your favorite movie?
CF: The Last Samurai

LMU: What is your favorite book?
CF: Josh Hamilton's documentary Beyond Belief

LMU: You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
CF: I would divide it with my parents and siblings.

LMU: Are you a collector of anything?
CF: Hats

LMU: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
CF: To morph into what ever I want

LMU: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
CF: Lots and lots of Gatorades and juice

LMU: What is your motto or advice you live by?
CF: Experience as much as you can and never take it for granted

LMU: Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
CF: MLB Network

LMU: What is your most prized possession?
CF: My baseball glove

LMU: Any fears or phobias?
CF: I fear failure

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

LMU: Name one thing not many people know about you.
CF: I have one hand bigger than the other.

LMU: Do you have a celebrity look-alike?
CF: I don't believe so

LMU: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
CF: Watching Nolan Ryan get his last no-hitter

LMU: Are you a morning or night person?
CF: Night person

LMU: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
CF: Shark

LMU: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
CF: Wherever my family is

LMU: If you could change your name, what would it be?
CF: I like my name the way it is.

LMU: What was your favorite childhood tv show?


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