I started to do this a week ago.. and lost a network connection, and all my answers. Here we try again. These answers aren’t nearly as good as what I wrote last week.. but they are the same general idea.
Dwayne recently underwent an interview from a fellow Blogger and asked for volunteers. Well, because I have nothing better to do (ha) these are his questions & my answers. I have been instructed to offer my readers the same opportunity…:submit to 5 questions from myself. Without further delay….
My 5 questions:
Q1) Why is baseball your passion? What puts it above other sports?
There are two answers to this question.
1. When I was very young (i FEEL like it wasn’t really that long ago) my dad used to take me to our local minor league ballpark to watch games. My older brother and sister would tag along, but spend most of the game running around chasing the mascot, or rolling down the grassy berm. As they did that, I sat waiting for foul balls, and learning how to keep score. I think the learning of that is what did it for me. It helps the concentration and the learning. I’m an analytical type person anyway, so it was a natural fit for me. To me, baseball is math.
2. Red Sox – Mets 1986 World Series. The emotion on the faces of those players, both teams, when the Mets knew they had won it, and the Red Sox knew they had lost it struck me. It put emotion into a game that I had always considered an equation. If you can hit me in the heart and the head.. I’m hooked.
Q2) What is the ONE moment in baseball that you wanted to see in person?
I could pick some obvious ones…
a) Randy Johnson’s perfect game (as a Diamondback fan and a baseball fan.. that would be fantastic)
b) My team in the World Series (been there, done that)
but… this is the one I pick:
c) Kirk Gibson’s pinch hit homerun in the 9th in game 1 of the 1988 World Series and then limping around the bases. I still get goosebumps when I see that highlight. It was INCREDIBLE.
Q3) What is your quirkiest baseball story?
Not so much a baseball story, as a story AT a baseball park. Once my friend James and I were sitting at an Arizona Diamondbacks game in Bank One Ballpark, under the cover of roof because of the rain outside. In our particular section, the roof had apparently not been tested well enough for the capacity to contain leaks. It was the hardest rain I can remember in Arizona in a long time, and we were experiencing it inside. Jerry Colangelo, sitting about 15 rows in front of us, sat turned in his seat watching the steady stream of water falling, laughing about our misfortune. Luckily for him, it was amusing to us also.
Q4) What is the one thing that you can do that nobody else can do or do as well?
Wow. I don’t have a big ego, so this one is tough. I think the thing I have that makes me stand out is aptitude. I have an aptitude toward almost anything I set my mind too. I think it comes with being OCD (self diagnosis). I don’t like to give up until I learn something well.
Q5) Explain the relationship between Steph, Dave & Brian
My blog sometimes shows Dave and Brian as contributors. They are my guest bloggers.
Dave is my very best friend. I have known him since I was 16 years old. When he and I met, we became instant best friends. There was never that time of awkwardness, or silence for that matter. I was in high school and he in the air force. We went flying with the local Young Life group that day.. and it was as if we had known each other our entire lives. We have lost touch and been in touch over the years. Now, we are neighbors. Never a cooler neighbor has there been.
Brian is the author of one of my favorite blogs, and an Okie (two great reasons to be drawn to him). I found his blog through Blog Oklahoma… once he asked for guest bloggers while he was on vacation and I volunteered. Since then I have learned a lot about him through his candid writing on his blog, and he the same about me. We have developed an online friendship, although we have never met. But now, since he lives an hour away, there is a good chance he’s gonna be forced to eat lunch with me one day soon!
Ok there you go. A little (very little) insight into ME. If you are interested: leave your name, url and email in the comments and I’ll send you your own little set of questions!
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