Q: Tell us a little about yourself in real life.
A: I’m 40 years
old, married for 7.5 years, with a 14 month old son, two dogs and two
cats. I was born and raised in New England and now live in the
Southeast, where I have lived since 1998. I do not really miss the
Northeast that much. While I ski, snowmobile, etc., I much more enjoy
summer/warm weather activities. Simply, winters are long and cold where I
am from, the people are not that friendly (which I did not realize
until I moved out of the Northeast), and the cost of living is too high.
The Southeast is filled with nice friendly people, beautiful women (I
married a UGA grad, go to an SEC football game and you will be hooked,
the women are absurd), beautiful weather and a low cost of living. As to
work, I have a job. Don’t love it, don’t hate it. I guess that’s why it
is called “work” not “fun”. As to sports, I am a Boston fan for all
major league sports, although I have ZERO interest in the NBA or
basketball in general (although I love to play). I was fine with the
refs being biased, but once they decided the jump stop was not
traveling, I was done. I am a Syracuse fan, as I went there, and a
Tennessee fan, as my grandfather was born and raised in Tennessee, and
he brainwashed my dad to be a UT fan, and my dad did the same with my
brother and I. I am sure I was one of the few kids growing up in New
England who had a subscription to Big Orange Illustrated.
Q: Do you have anything resembling a bucket list, and if so...what have you recently crossed off of it, and what's next?
do not have a list. Pretty much the only things I want to do is visit
more of the world (been to Canada, Aruba, England, France, Italy and
Spain only), go to more games at more college football stadiums (been to
games at Syracuse, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia and Alabama), and live
long enough to see my son grow up to be an old man.
Q: Favorite real life sports fan memory?
Red Sox. I was at my bachelor party when Game 3 of the ALCS was
happening, when the Sox were getting spanked. I kept thinking “those
f*cking *ssholes…….well, at least I’m at a strip joint”.
Q: What do you like best about HBD, and what do you like least?
I like best is that it’s cheap entertainment. I long ago decided to
stop with video game systems and computer games, because I have an
addiction problem (not with anything else), and HBD gives me my fix
without me zoning in for hours. I still dislike coach hiring, although I
think it is vastly improved.
Q: Which is your favorite HBD world, and why? And if it's not Major Leagues don't worry about it, just be honest.
really like all the worlds I am in. I think Major Leagues and Kinsella
are right there at #1 (but see below re Kinsella). I am fond of majors,
but for some reason that league has not been able to get a big core
group to stay together. There is a small core that has been together for
a long time. Not quite sure why it hasn’t grown, because that small
core is quality. So here is a plug: majors has openings every year, so
if you want a league with a core of quality owners, join.
Q: Favorite HBD player ever?
A: I’ve got a bunch of guys I have really liked:
Mendy Kelly (majors) - I
just liked him because I could plug him in at COF, 1B and DH and he
would always play well. He was the perfect utility player, but just
didn’t have the durability to play the whole season.
Daniel Gonzales (majors) - Best closer I have had in HBD.
Jarrod Parrish (majors) - My favorite SP in HBD. It is a travesty that he is not yet in the HOF.
Freddy French (Kinsella) - I like defensive Cs, and he has been the best I have had in HBD.
Charles Farrell (Kinsella) - The guy is a beast at the plate and is what a DH should look like.
Q: Favorite film?A: I
don’t really have one. I like a lot of types of films. I think the film
that sticks with me the most is Schindler’s List. Not into dramas that
much, but when I like one I like one. I’m a sci-fi fan of sorts (on a
nerd note, I think Star Blazers could be the best sci-fi movie ever if
they did it right, see my next comment). But I think they’re too into
special effects and the writing stinks mostly. Big Lebowski, The Royal
Tennebaums, Hangover 1, a Fish Called Wanda for comedies. I think the
best movie ever made was Casablanca. I find many movies considered
“classics” to be vastly overrated, but not Casablanca. It is just
PS: Hollywood has to stop with the superhero films. And stop now.
Q: Everyone hates overeasy, this we know. Explain, in your own words, the reasons for your antipathy towards him.
is a great player, and one of the best commissioners I have had the
pleasure of being associated with. I have always been on very good terms
with him and I cannot recall any bad blood between us. I can think of
nothing bad to say about him. However, there is something not quite
right going on in Kinsella the last two seasons. And that is all I will
say on the subject.