Preseason Q&As: Jacobson, Bourque, Shook
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Jan. 13, 2014

The 2014 Michigan baseball season is right around the corner. Before the first pitch on Friday, Feb. 14, at Texas State, MGoBlue.com will give you an inside look at Team 148 with our player Q&As. The first installment features juniors Eric Jacobson and James Bourque and freshman TJ Shook.

Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson, IF
Junior
Chicago, Ill.

After my baseball career I would like to ... Own the Chicago Cubs
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
Mark Prior (in his prime)
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
Jim Abbott, Barry Larkin and the countless other Michigan baseball alumni who succeeded both on the field and in the business world
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
Bo Schembechler
If I played another sport, it would be ...
Golf
My advice for kids is ...
confidence, one of our core values
The sport I play the worst ...
Swimming Relays. My Omaha Challenge performance proves this.
Worst habit ...
Talking non-stop about the city of Chicago
Favorite MLB team ...
Chicago Cubs. I have the scar tissue to prove it
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
Recess (Disney Channel)
Favorite TV channel ...
ESPN
Favorite book ...
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Favorite movie ...
The Sandlot. Just a classic movie growing up
Favorite actor or actress ...
Jimmy Fallon (SNL/Late Night) / Jessica Alba
Favorite video game ... NHL '10
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... physio-ball lat raises (three words)
The fastest guy on the team is ... Alex Lakatos. He saved us from sprints one time with his speed.
The strongest player on the team ... Kevin White
One thing people don't know about me is ... I threw back a Ken Griffey Jr. home run ball at Wrigley
If I had one wish it would be to ... Experience a Big Ten championship and Cubs World Series in the same year
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... a Big Ten title and first trip to CWS since '84

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James Bourque James Bourque, RHP
Junior
Ann Arbor, Mich.

After my baseball career I would like to ... Work on Wall Street
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
Braylon Edwards
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
My grandpa
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
Ronald Reagan
If I played another sport, it would be ...
Golf
My advice for kids is ...
Respect your parents
Favorite MLB team ...
Boston Red Sox
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
Lost
Favorite TV channel ... ESPN
Favorite book ...
The Da Vinci Code
Favorite movie ...
Saving Private Ryan
Favorite actor or actress ...
Tom Hanks/Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite video game ... NHL '11
Favorite food ... Steak
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... Intense
The strongest player on the team ... Alex Lakatos
One thing people don't know about me is ... I played water polo in high school
If I had one wish it would be to ... Be in The Show
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... Big Ten championship

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TJ Shook TJ Shook, RHP
Freshman
Bloomfield, Hills, Mich.

After my baseball career I would like to ... Have a career involved with sports in any way possible
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
Steve Yzerman
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
Dave Brandon
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
Frank Sinatra
If I played another sport, it would be ...
Hockey
My advice for kids is ...
Work as hard as you can, so you have no regrets when you're older.
The sport I play the worst ...
Tennis
Worst habit ...
Sticking my tongue out when I pitch
Favorite MLB team ...
Detroit Tigers
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
Rocket Power
Favorite TV channel ...
ESPN
Favorite book ...
The Last Man by Vince Flynn
Favorite movie ...
Good Will Hunting
Favorite actor or actress ...
Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite food ... Steak
Favorite video game ... NHL '11
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... Driven
The fastest guy on the team is ... Jacob Cronenworth
The strongest player on the team ... Kevin White
One thing people don't know about me is ... I played travel hockey for 10 years
If I had one wish it would be to ... Make it to the MLB
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... Win a national championship with my teammates


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