Andover’s Bravo stars for FCBL’s Navigators, Harvard

CARL RUSSO/Staff photoLogan Bravo has one of the most unique walk-up songs in the Futures League

Andover’s Logan Bravo delivered a stellar summer for the North Shore Navigators of the college all-star Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

The infielder hit .328 with two homers, 20 RBIs and six doubles in 38 games this summer.

The former Austin Prep star is heading into his junior season for Harvard University baseball. In 2019, Bravo hit two homers in 20 games for the Crimson. He started all six games for Harvard this spring, recording five hits, before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Bravo took time to answer some questions during his summer with the Navigators:

What’s your favorite park to play in, and what makes that place special?

I’ve been lucky enough to play at Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium for a game each in high school, and again at Fenway in the Beanpot Tournament my freshman year. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, it was really a dream come true to play there. Fraser Field (in Lynn) also has to be up there.

If you could talk to anyone from any time in baseball, who would you want to chat with and what would you ask?

As a Red Sox fan, I was just old enough to remember the 2004 playoff run and World Series championship. That fall as a kindergartener, I wore my baseball pants and Johnny Damon jersey every single day to school. I would love to talk to Johnny Damon about the team’s playoff run and also what kind of shampoo he used.

What did/would you choose for your walk-up song, and is there any meaning behind it?

The walk-up song I’ve had for the Navigators both this year and last has been “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner. A teammate at school had this song for a few games, and it seemed to get a good response from the crowd. I was among those who liked it and without any other standout options, I picked it for last year.

I don’t think it would be many guys’ first choice, but I’ve gotten compliments from some players in the league. There even was a little fan club last year who cheered for me simply because of the song. Due to the reception it got last year, I wasn’t given much choice to change it for this season, and it’s been fun using it again.

Who’s someone you really looked up to as a kid that you still admire?

Someone who I really admire outside of baseball is Elon Musk. He’s much more popular now, but I was always struck by his work ethic and pursuit of what he believed needed to be done in the world to create an exciting future. I enjoyed reading his biography and every interview of his I can get my hands on. His process and dedication to his work is truly inspiring.

What’s your major and/or favorite class in college?

I’m an Economics major. A recent class I enjoyed focused on Urban Planning, where we studied history and projects in the United States. We finished the semester with a research paper where I examined the history of why there isn’t a circular transit loop around Boston like so many other cities have. As someone who grew up in the Boston area, it was cool to get a more in-depth look at some of the city’s history.

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