Athlete of the Week: Kael Blauwet

Feature with Kael Blauwet

10-for-15 8 RBIs, pitched two-hitter.


Who is your favorite professional baseball player of all time?

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.

If you could play baseball in any stadium in the world, where would you pick?

Merchants Park in Carroll, Iowa.

In your opinion, which is worse – pitchers using sticky substances to grip a baseball or the Houston Astros players using video to steal signs?

The Houston Astros sign-stealing is 100 percent worse.

What is your favorite concession stand food a the ballpark?

Nachos.

Would you rather strike out the final batter to finish a 1-0 win or come up with the game-winning hit in the same situation?

I’d rather shut them down on the mound and strike out the final batter.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Vanilla.

Who do you think will win the World Series this year?

Anybody but the Dodgers, but I’ll go with the Padres.

What is your favorite baseball movie?

“Major League.”

If you made the Major Leagues, what would your walk-up song be?

“Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba.

What skill do wish you had that you don’t?

The ability to fly.

What is your favorite quote or motto?

“As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves” ~ Ken Griffey Jr.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My dad, because he does everything he can to help me get better and always puts others first.

What is your ideal future job?

Being a player-manager for the Los Angeles Angels.