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

Dec. 18, 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 junior Tommy Cheek. What did you do this summer?
Tommy Cheek: Worked out in the gym and cages trying to get better.

LMU: Why did you choose LMU/What do you like most about LMU?
TC: I chose LMU because of the great campus, amazing education, and most importantly the baseball program. I love that its baseball all day every day.

LMU: Do you have a nickname? Explain the meaning behind it.
TC: Some people call me Cheeks because my last name is Cheek.

LMU: What is your greatest highlight on the field?
TC: My greatest highlight was winning my second CIF championship and dogpiling for the second year in a row.

LMU: After LMU, what do you want to do?
TC: I want to play professional baseball.

LMU: Do you have any superstitions?
TC: I have to tap the plate five times before every pitch of an at bat.

LMU: Do you have any hidden talents?
TC: No

LMU: What is your favorite baseball team?
TC: New York Yankees

LMU: What is the early favorite for your walk-up song?
TC: Im Ready for Ya-Drake



LMU: What is your favorite movie?
TC: For the Love of the Game/Wedding Crashers

LMU: What is your favorite book?
TC: Mind Gym

LMU: What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
TC: Derek Jeter

LMU: You are given $1,000,000 - what do you spend it on?
TC: Lexus IS 250 and a house.

LMU: Are you a collector of anything?
TC: No

LMU: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
TC: I would want to read minds because then I would know what to say in any situation to get what I want.

LMU: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
TC: Verve and water.

LMU: What is your motto or advice you live by?
TC: Take the positive out of everything even when it's hard.

LMU: Name at least one television show that you watch every week.
TC: Baseball Tonight

LMU: What is your most prized possession?
TC: My watch

LMU: Any fears or phobias?
TC: I hate spiders

LMU: Who is your biggest influence in life?
TC: God and Jesus Christ

LMU: Name one thing not many people know about you.
TC: I secretly want to be a star rapper.

LMU: Do you have a celebrity look-alike?
TC: No

LMU: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
TC: Derek Jeter's walk off home run against the Diamondbacks in the world series.

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

LMU: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
TC: Cheetah

LMU: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
TC: Somewhere tropical.

LMU: If you could change your name, what would it be?
TC: I love my name

LMU: If someone was to give you one gift, what would you want to receive?
TC: A poker night with Derek Jeter, Drake, and Nick Swisher.

LMU: What was your favorite childhood television program?
TC: Baseball Tonight


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