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A Look Back At The 2012 Meet The Team Dinner
Second-year head coach Mik Aoki.
 
Second-year head coach Mik Aoki.

Feb. 10, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame baseball team held its 11th annual Meet The Team Dinner on Tuesday night (Feb. 7) at Club Naimoli in Purcell Pavilion.

Famous Dave's catered the dinner, which began at 6:00 p.m. The night's festivities included an introduction to each of the 2012 Notre Dame team members. The players were seated at tables with attendees and were available for autographs following the dinner. The dinner also included video highlights and a musical selection of traditional and contemporary baseball songs.

One of the humorous portions of the evening took place when each member of the squad, including second-year head coach Mik Aoki, were forced to answer a couple of tough questions. First, the coaches and players had to offer the most embarrassing song and/or artist currently on their iPod. Second, they had to either pick two people, dead or alive, to host a dinner or pick an actor that would portray them in a movie about their life.

Needless to say, some entertaining responses. Here is a recap from most of the team.

Mik Aoki
Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod:  "Dancing Queen" by Abba
Actor to portray you in movie:     Brad Pitt

Patrick Veerkamp Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Apparently nothing Actor to portray you in movie: Matt Damon

Phil Mosey Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Taylor Swift - apparently all of her CDs Invite two people to dinner: Derek Jeter Taylor Swift

Kevin DeFilippis Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Under The Mistletoe" album by Justin Bieber Invite two people to dinner: Will Ferrell Albert Einstein Kevin felt he needed some intelligence boasting

Will Hudgins Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Brittany Spears Invite two people to dinner: Bill Gates Warren Buffet They both have made a ton of money and then give away a ton of money, which is really important

Scott Kerrigan Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "I Want Candy" by Aaron Carter Invite two people to dinner: Randy Johnson Bob Dillon

Mac Hudgins Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Gucci Mane Invite two people to dinner: Martin Luther King, Jr. Spiderman Both understood with great power came great responsibility

Frank DeSico Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack Invite two people to dinner: Jesus Christ Derek Jeter

Jason McMurray Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Domino" by Jessie J Invite two people to dinner: Derek Jeter Nicole Scherzinger Obviously, not at some time because Jeter would give him zero chance

Joe Hudson Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Theme song from Little Mermaid Actor to portray you in movie: Kevin Costner aka Bull Durham

Kyle Rubbinaccio Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Baby" by Justin Bieber Invite two people to dinner: Aaron Rodgers Selena Gomez

Conor Biggio Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus Invite two people to dinner: Michael Jordan Blake Lively   Dan Slania Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Soundtrack from Little Women Invite two people to dinner: Ted Williams John Wayne

Matt Ternowchek Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Taylor Swift Invite two people to dinner: Roy Halladay Steve Jobs

Steve Sabatino Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Cheryl Crow Actor to portray you in movie: Clint Eastwood

Charlie Markson Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Do You Think I'm Sexy "by Rod Stewart Invite two people to dinner: Steve Bartman Moisés Alou

Donnie Hissa Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera Actor to portray you in movie: Dolph Lundgren

Adam Norton Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Cold Play Invite two people to dinner: Bob Knight

Alex Robinson Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Spice Girls Invite two people to dinner: Daniel Tosh Jessica Biel

Ryan Richter Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Way You Love Me" by Faith Hill Invite two people to dinner: Michael Jordan Jennifer Aniston Obviously because of her great personality

Sean Fitzgerald Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Miley Cyrus Invite two people to dinner: Will Ferrell John C. Reilly

Trey Mancini Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Like A Prayer" by Madonna Invite two people to dinner: Steve Carell Dwight Howard

Eric Jagielo Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield Invite two people to dinner: Freddie Prince Jr. Jessica Biel

Joe Spano Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: Dixie Chicks Invite two people to dinner: George W. Bush Jack Kerouac

Tommy Chase Embarrassing Song/Artist on iPod: "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli Invite two people to dinner: Grandparents Grandfather was a fighter pilot that died in WWII and grandmother then raised seven children as single mom

The Irish open the 2012 season in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Fla., area for the fourth annual Big Ten-BIG EAST Baseball Challenge on Feb. 17-19. The Irish play at 1:00 p.m. on Friday against Illinois at the Walter Fuller Complex, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday against Iowa at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday against Purdue at Al Lang Stadium.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the upcoming baseball season, contact the Murnane Family Athletics Ticket Office, located inside the Rosenthal Atrium at Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. The ticket office is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday, and also can be reached by phone at (574) 631-7356. In addition, tickets may be purchased on-line through the official Notre Dame athletics ticketing web page (UND.com/tickets) -- all major credit cards are accepted and service charges may apply. Fans also may purchase individual tickets on game day by visiting the ticket windows outside Frank Eck Stadium beginning one hour prior to first pitch.

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