Spheroid: Crawly’s Cub Kingdom

In 2004, the Red Sox ended an 86-year drought. In 2005, the White Sox ended an 88-year drought. In 2006, will the Cubs continue the trend and win their first world championship since 1908? You never know in Major League Baseball, but visitors to Crawly’s Cub Kingdom understand just what it means to carry on the vigil. Nine Questions for Paul Dzien:

1. Why do you blog?

I blog because it’s cheaper than paying a shrink to help with my Cubs issues.

2. What was your favorite post?

My favorite post was called Even my dad thinks I’m Angry. After hearing about all the injuries again, my blogs were getting angrier and angrier. In this post, I try to take a more positive look at things, but it was not as easy as I thought.

3. What is the strangest blogging experience you’ve ever had?

My strangest blog experience was when I put a call out to all Cub fans to tell their story to HBO for an upcoming documentary. One of the guys who wrote in was my old gym teacher from middle school. I am not sure he knows it is me who is writing this.

4. Favorite blogs, including at least one at MLBlogs:

I enjoyed Jorge Cantu’s blog, especially during the WBC. I wasn’t a big fan when it started, but I got into it and it was fun to see what was going on from a player’s perspective, especially since Jorge had a great run.

5. What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?

If I wasn’t blogging, I would be having these discussion at a local tavern with other Cubs fans.

6. Where do you think the blogosphere is going?

The cream of the blogosphere will rise, and hopefully teams will recognize bloggers as another medium to reach their players. I would like a press pass to some Cubs post games and to the Cubs Convention.

Newcubsfan7. Favorite team and why?

My favorite team is the Cubs. I am a third-generation Cubs fan, and is passed on from generation to generation.

8. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

My favorite baseball moment was when I saw the Cubs clinch the 2003 Central Division in a doubleheader versus the Pirates.

9. Happiness is…

Sitting in Wrigley Field on a hot summer day with a beer in one hand and a hot dog in the other, watching the Cubbies get a "W".

Feel free to send your own responses to those nine questions (or substitute your own questions) to mlblogosphere@yahoo.com and we will continue to highlight Spheroids like you.

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As a baseball collector, I have to ask: What’s your take on Bartman?

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