Courtesy: Mudville Sports Information
Player Name: Garrett Saito
- Favorite Thing to Do (Other than baseball): play basketball and hang out with friends
- Favorite Food: honestly, it is anything that tastes good
- Favorite Subject: besides physical education it would have to be lunch….or math
- Favorite Musician: no favorite, I listen to all kinds of music, mostly rap
- Favorite Hobby: basketball
- Favorite Pro Baseball Player Most Like You: David Eckstein…why? He has hard work ethic, has his head on straight, and is the first on the field and the last to leave it
- Favorite Sports Moment: too many to choose from, but if I had to choose one from last year, it would be throwing a 2 hitter against the best team in the league (Seattle Select Purple) and hitting a walk off double to win the game. I’ll never forget it
What made you decide to join Mudville?
There were multiple factors. One was that our core players from our Bellevue team last year are playing here. Another was the coaching staff. I am going to be honest though, the first thing to catch my eye that made me say yes I am playing here was the jerseys. Oh man, were they sweet.
What can you say about the Mudville coaching staff?
They want what is best for me and what is best for the team at the same time. I will be honest again; I am really looking forward to next year.
What’s your first memory of Mudville?
Throwing a one hitter against you guys in a tournament a long time ago.
What do you love most about the sport of baseball?
The tension and the web gems.
If you weren’t playing baseball, what sport(s) would you be playing?
Basketball or football.
What kinds of things do you like to do away from the field?
Practice….besides practice it would be basketball.
When you attend college, what do you intend to major in and why?
I want to get a masters degree in business and marketing because at the moment, I have started/own 2 different businesses and I plan on taking oth these things to the next level. One of the businesses I own is a hat company, the other is a barber shop.
If baseball doesn’t work out, what do you aspire to do after college?
Enter the world of business and marketing as well as retail. Not only do I love handling money and being a leader, but I know that I will love supporting my family even more.
Are you involved in the community? If so, what have you done?
Yes I am very involved in the community. Recently, I have just earned the rank of Eagle Scout which takes a 60+ man hour service project. My project, due to my love for the game, involved basically rebuilding an existing baseball field. I laid down a new infield, spray painted the foul poles, replaced the backstop, permanently marked the foul lines, created bullpens on both sides of the field, and put in bat racks in both dugouts. It took about 300 man hours. I was proud of the job done.
Do you have any high school teammates, current or former, who will or already play college baseball? And where?
Not that I know of.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
“You’re a great leader. Spread the things I have taught you like a wild fire. But don’t spread everything I have taught you, only spread the things you liked about what I taught you. Stay humble while cocky. Your leadership will take you far in life.” Coach Ryan Ellsworth. He told me this after I told him that half of the Bellevue team was playing with Mudville.
Do you have any pre-game superstitions? If so, what are they?
No not really.
What number have you worn in high school? Does it have any significance to you?
12 and I have worn it every year since tee ball.
If you could meet any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Rob Dyrdek. Warren Buffet and Bill Gates because they are some of the most successful people in the world. Rob Dyrdek because he owns one of the biggest names in the skating industry. How did he start it? Well he started it for the same 2 reasons I started my companies. One, he wanted money and two, he wanted to make money while having fun.
If you could visit one country you’ve never been to, what would that be and why?
The Dominican Republic because I like the game of baseball. A lot.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
Overall, it was Ladanian Tomlinson. Now it is David Eckstein.
What is your favorite baseball team?
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
What sporting event would you most like to see?
I would like to see a sporting event where the Mariners are considered a winning team.
What’s the most important thing fans should know about you?
I like to play baseball…and yes, I am available for autographs.