Spheroid: The Baseball Collector
We just decided to start a new feature on the MLBlogosphere. It’s called "Spheroids", which is what we are all here. We’ll feature Spheroids like you on an ongoing basis to tell you a little more about your fellow baseball bloggers out there. First up to answer our Nine Questions is Zack Hample, who has snagged almost as many baseballs as Omar Vizquel. You know The Baseball Collector, but how well do you know him?
Why do you blog?
I admit it: I love having an audience. In fact, knowing that I had one last season actually motivated me to go to some extra games (and snag extra balls) that I normally would’ve skipped.
What was your favorite post?
September 29, 2005 was the greatest baseball day of my life, and I captured it in my blog with words and especially the photos. Check it out.
What is the strangest blogging experience you’ve ever had?
Being hundreds of miles from home and having fans recognize me at games BECAUSE they’d read my blog.
Favorite blogs, including at least one at MLBlogs:
Baseball Heckler, Diamonds are for Humor, Inside Pitch, DA BRONX BOMBERS (even though I could live without the Bombers themselves), The Talented Mr. Roto’s Daily TRUM…and this MLBlogosphere blog is clearly a top prospect.
What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?
I spend a LOT of time on my blog, so…wow, many things. More Scrabble and music and reading. More exercise, too. More women (ideally). I’d learn to cook, and I’d take up karate. I’d read other people’s blogs more. I’d sleep more. Basically, I’d be a more well-rounded/rested human being.
Where do you think the blogosphere is going?
I’m excited for MLBlogs. I’ve had my blog going practically since the beginning. That was just a year ago, and now the whole network is MUCH bigger and better.
Favorite team and why?
I don’t have a favorite team. I used to be a Mets fan, but then I found myself rooting against them so that Shea would be emptier so that I could catch more balls. So now, I just identify as a "baseball fan." Or maybe "baseballs fan" would be more accurate. I’ve always rooted for individuals over teams. Cal Ripken, Jr. remains my all-time favorite.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Happiness is . . .
…doing whatever I want whenever I want and not feeling guilty or worrying about the consequences.
Zack’s photo albums are worth a look if you haven’t seen them, too. During last season, we made the one below into a 466×200 panel on the top of the MLBlogs.com homepage to promote his blog. We’ll keep an eye out for yours, and look here for more Spheroids.