Countdown to First Pitch: 18 days

Feb. 2, 2009

ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20 when it opens a three-game series with Lipscomb. Every day, leading up to the first pitch, a different member of the 2009 squad will check in with Yellow Jacket fans. Today senior Jason Haniger is letting Tech fans get to know him a little better.

Jason Haniger
Senior Catcher

Nickname: Hani, Houdini, Palooza
Birthday: June 10, 1987
Hometown: Santa Clara, California
High School: Archbishop Mitty
What's on TV: Nip/Tuck or Seinfeld
What's in my iPod: I listen to Pandora (Internet Radio)
What I drive: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander (better known as "The Spaceship")
Favorite flicks: Anything with Will Ferrell
What I'm reading: The Bible
Bookmarks (websites):,
Favorite class at Tech: EAS 1600 - Earth and Atmospheric Science class
Worst habit: Picking my cuticles
Pet peeve: Women who don't say thank you when I hold the door open
On my wall: A neon sign from Gordon Biersch - my dad is a regional sales manager for GB, so it's not stolen!
Love to trade places for a day with: Someone in a third world country - I'd want to experience how truly different life is from America
Talent I'd most like to have: To play the guitar
Favorite meal: Sushi
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Darren Sproles
Favorite city to visit: San Francisco
Favorite team growing up: San Francisco Giants
Favorite value in others: Honesty
Favorite physical attribute about myself: My hair, and I'm losing it!
Dream date: Blake Lively/Rachel McAdams
Greatest love: Movies
My bucket list: Study abroad in Europe (specifically Germany and Italy); Either teach English in Latin America or do an internship in Europe; become fluent in German and Spanish; visit all seven continents of the world. My motto: Now you see me, now you don't.

Past Blogs/Q&A's:
Countdown to First Pitch: 19 days - blog by Derek Dietrich