15 Questions with Lou Marson
Indians catcher Lou Marson is batting .388 (14/36) over his last 10 games with three doubles, one triple, and four RBI. TribeVibe recently challenged Marson to “15 Questions.”
TribeVibe: Do you see yourself and athletes, in general, as role models?
Lou Marson: Absolutely, I do. Young kids definitely look up to certain athletes and try to emulate them and wear the same type of gear. Certain players wear Nike, and then they try to wear Nike.
TV: What superhero quality would you most desire: X-ray vision, flying, mind-reading, or invisibility?
LM: Flying. It would be cool to fly.
TV: If you were baseball commissioner for a day, you would…
LM: Let everyone use aluminum bats.
TV: If you could vacation for a month, where is your destination?
LM: Cabo San Lucas.
TV: If you could bring one person to a deserted island with you, excluding all immediate family members, who would it be?
LM: Sandra Bullock. I’ve always liked her. I’m a big fan of her.
TV: What is your best non-sports related talent?
LM: Ironing. I like to iron. I iron my shirts a lot. I think I’m pretty good at it. I’ve got a nice iron.
TV: If you could win an NBA Championship, the Masters, or the Super Bowl, which would you rather win?
LM: The Super Bowl. It’s Super Bowl Sunday; everyone gets together for Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a huge party.
TV: Do you have any phobias?
LM: I’m kind of claustrophobic. Sharks are probably up there.
TV: What is your favorite specialty meal?
LM: I like salmon. I like to go to Chelsea’s Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona.
TV: Did you have any jobs as a kid?
LM: I worked with my dad, who’s a General Contractor, Real Estate Developer. I worked in the company with him. I always worked with my grandpa. I would sweep up all the job sites, all the side dust, and throw the extra wood away. I always worked with my grandpa doing that.
TV: How often do you get a new mitt?
LM: Every Spring Training, I get three. I have a gamer, my backup, and one that I’m kind of breaking in, in case the one I have at the beginning of the year ends up ripping. I usually rotate. I usually use two throughout a year, but I have three of them.
TV: What was your favorite age?
LM: I really liked 11th grade, 16 years old.
TV: What is your favorite college team?
LM: Michigan Wolverines. I like hockey. My whole family’s from Michigan. My dad played in college, so I grew up a big hockey fan.
TV: As a kid, you drove your parents crazy because…
LM: I always spilled the milk at dinner.
TV: Would you rather pause, fast forward, or rewind your life?
LM: Rewind it until I was six, just to be a little kid again.
-Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor