April 29, 2009

High and Inside with...Geoff Klein

April 29, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After hitting his fifth home run of the season last weekend, junior catcher Geoff Klein checked in with SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about some of his favorites, his walk-up song and Forrest Gump.

SantaClaraBroncos.com: Let's start off with a couple of favorites. Who's your favorite baseball team?
Geoff Klein:
San Francisco Giants.

SCB: Who's your favorite catcher?
GK:
Jorge Posada

SCB: What's your favorite food?
GK:
Anything and everything Italian.

SCB: Do you have a favorite place to eat around campus?
GK:
If you asked me a year ago, I would have said Chipotle. When it first opened, we went there three times a week. But most recently it's Armadillo Willy's.

SCB: Favorite genre of music?
GK:
I would said rock and reggae.

SCB: So what's the best concert you've been to?
GK:
Rebelution in Santa Cruz.

SCB: Is that who performs your walk-up song? Why did you choose that song?
GK:
Yes, my walk-up song is "Night Crawler" by Rebelution. I decided on it a year ago. I said if we ever get walk-up music that was going to be my song. It's the instrumental in the beginning. I like how it starts slow and then builds up. It's mysterious and an awesome song.

SCB: If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
GK:
That's a tough question.

SCB: Okay. We'll come back to it. So, if you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
GK:
I would want to own my own island and vacation with the people that I want to be around. I'm not a big fan of crowds and tourist attractions. My mom is a flight attendant. We've traveled ever since I was a little kid and I hated it! When you're a kid you don't want to go look at statues for hours. Though, I think I would appreciate it more now.

SCB: What do you do to unwind?
GK:
Mostly hang out with friends, play video games, go to the movies and concerts.

SCB: If you weren't playing baseball, what would you be doing?
GK:
[laughs] I'd probably be a big nerd in a chemistry or biology lab.

SCB: Do you have a favorite movie?
GK:
Forrest Gump.

SCB: Any favorite lines?
GK:
There are so many! [pause] Oh, okay. This is a good one. [in a southern twang] "I'm not a smart man Jenny, but I know what love is."

SCB: Thanks for doing that in your best Forrest Gump impersonation.
GK:
No problem. [laughs] That movie was on HBO on Demand recently. Patrick Terry and I watched it like seven times that week. It has so many life lessons.

SCB: Is there something most people don't know about you?
GK:
I'm a quarter Peruvian. My grandpa on my mom's side came here from Peru. That's where I get my skin tone from. I also spoke French when I was little. My grandma on my mom's side is from France, so my mom would speak French to us when we were little. I lost it over time, but I can understand almost anything just from hearing it.

SCB: So, If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
GK:
Oh back to this one? Okay. I would love to meet Paul Rudd or Will Ferrell. They would have me in stitches. I love all those movies. They are geniuses and they are hilarious.