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

Oct. 30, 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

Today's question and answer session will feature senior Justin Grijalva. What did you do this summer?
Justin Grijalva: Played Summer Ball for the Waterloo Bucks in Waterloo, Iowa.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
JG: I chose to come to LMU because of its great education, an opportunity to play Division 1 baseball, and its surrounding area. Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
JG: Tito. When I was younger my grandpa used to call me chiquito, but my uncle had friends that could not say it, soooo they called me Tito instead. After LMU, what do you want to do?
JG: I would like to have some type of career but unfortunately I am not sure what I want to do with my life. Do you have any hidden talents?
JG: Wish I did but sadly I do not. What is your favorite baseball team?
JG: New York Yankees What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
JG: Slippin' into Darkness-War What is your favorite movie?
JG: The Sandlot What is your favorite book?
JG: Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back; Josh Hamilton What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
JG: Leonardo DiCaprio or Johnny Depp You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
JG: My parents Are you a collector of anything?
JG: Not anymore but I used to be a big fan of collecting baseball cards If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
JG: The ability to fly because I like to travel If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
JG: Sandwich meat, milk, orange juice, pasta, What is your motto or advice you live by?
JG: Business before Pleasure Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
JG: Sons of Anarchy What is your most prized possession?
JG: Either my C.I.F. championship ring or my Autographed Pete Rose Baseball Any fears or phobias?
JG: Never been scared in my life Who is your biggest influence in life?
JG: My father Name one thing not many people know about you.
JG: I went to one of the best high schools in California, Bishop Amat!! Do you have a celebrity look-alike?
JG: No, I don't think so If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
JG: I think I would go with '69 Woodstock Are you a morning or night person?
JG: Not too sure. I have energy all the time If you could be any animal, what would you be?
JG: I would go with the king of the jungle, a Lion If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
JG: Somewhere on a hidden island If you could change your name, what would it be?
JG: I like the name I have now If someone was to give you one gift, what would you want to receive?
JG: A beach home where I could live for the rest of my life What was your favorite childhood television program?
JG: Rocket Power


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