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Q-and-A with Bryan Polak, Marist baseball

Bryan Polak Marist. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Bryan Polak, of Marist. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: May 4, 2013 6:21AM



Polak, an outfielder, is beginning his third year on the varsity. He also was a receiver on the football team. The Alsip resident and Nathan Hale Middle School grad will continue his career at St. Xavier.

State title game. You’re in it. What team would you most want to beat for the championship? Why?

Mount Carmel. They have a history of beating us, and it would be nice to get some revenge.

What’s in your iPod?

Everything. Some Lil Wayne, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley.

You’re stranded on a deserted island. You could have an endless supply of one food. What would it be?

Chicken Parmesan.

If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you choose as your prom date?

Carrie Underwood.

Given the chance, what person, dead or alive, would you most like to meet? Why?

Babe Ruth. I’d like to know the way he played the game and his mind-set.

What’s your favorite baseball movie?

“Field of Dreams”.

What do you love most about baseball?

That you don’t need to get too hyped up. It’s a relaxing game and a thinking man’s game.

Which opposing team’s field do you like the most?

Richards.

What made St. Xavier your choice for college?

It’s close to home, and I feel like I should be able to play early on.

One of St. Xavier’s assistant coaches, John Harasen, was your teacher at Nathan Hale. He has a larger-than-life personality. What was he like in class?

He was nuts in a good way. He related to kids and the kids had fun while they learned.

As told to Pat Disabato



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