Mr. Baseball: Mitchell Hansen

Q: What special talents do you have?

A: I play center field and pitcher for the team. I’m thinking of doing some type of dance or something that’s funny, because I can’t play an instrument and do talents that might be a little more obvious, so I’m still working on what I’m going to do. Something that should be funny is my goal.

Q: Who is your favorite superhero? Who is your true hero in real life?

A: I’ve always liked Superman. He’s the guy, the representation of superheroes. I’d say my dad too. He has always been someone I look up to and has taught me everything.

Photo by Erienne Terpak.
Photo by Erienne Terpak.

Q: If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

A: I would choose sweet potato casserole. My grandma makes that and she had it for Thanksgiving, and it was so good.

Q: What was the most terrifying moment of your life?

A: There was an incident when my family and I went skiing, and we went up on the T-lift. This was like my first year snowboarding since I was little, and so my dad and another guy went up, and I went up by myself. You’re supposed to put the T down by your waist, but I got up so I was pretty much just holding on with my arms. So I’m holding my entire weight up for like 7 or 8 minutes. And I didn’t want to fall, because you’re like halfway up the mountain and my dad’s going up, and I would lose him, so that was terrifying.

Q: What’s your favorite joke to tell?

A: I know a corny science joke. What do you do with a chemist or a scientist? You just Barium.

Q: If you could pick one person from history and have them truthfully answer any question, who would you pick and what would you ask?

A: It would have to be a president, and I would want to know if the Book of Secrets is real. I don’t know what president I would ask.