Spheroid: From deep in the hole


AP Photo / Chris Gardner

Every baseball term ever known probably will be the name of an MLBlog sooner or later, and From deep in the hole is one example of why we just love speaking that kind of language. It kind of feels good to "own" your own colloquialism. Right now the proprietor of that particular MLBlog has to be talking about why the Angels look so good (4-2) at home and not so good (1-4) on the road, having dropped the first couple games in Baltimore on this current 10-game road trip. Hey, it’s a long season and the Angels have as good a chance as anyone to come out of the AL in October. Here’s the 411 on that Halo blogger roughly two weeks into the season:

1. Why do you blog?

Because I usually have a lot to say about baseball and have no one to listen. Here, I can post my thoughts without have any one person sitting next to me and having to endure an hour of me talking about subjects that are so inane to them. It’s cathartic, in a way.

Salmon2. What was your favorite post?

My post titled A Fish on the Line. It’s where I get a little more personal. Talking about a meeting between Tim Salmon and me on an aircraft carrier, of all places.

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

I tend to write at the odd hours of the morning. I’ve learned in past blogging experiences to not post until after I get some sleep. So as to minimize on spelling and grammar errors, and to make sure I’m not posting something that’s gonna tick some one off. Which reminds me, I haven’t blogged while drunk yet here. That’s always fun to read. Also wait until summer when I’m out of school and am working on 48 hours of adrenaline and 0 hours of sleep. That’s when I’m at my most creative.

4. Favorite blogs, including at least one in the MLBlogosphere:

That’s a tough one. I think this is the one community I’ve read where I really didn’t find a blog I didn’t really like. There’s more people of my maturity level in this community and I’m not subjected reading the blogs Of PeOpLe ThAt TaLk LiKe ThIs omg lolz . . . so that’s a fresh change. I like reading Tommy Lasorda’s World. I know I’m an Angel fan, but everybody loves Tommy. I also like reading Party like its 1982, Monkey Business, Baseball is Heaven’s gift to the Mortals and Baseball & the Boogie Down Bronx.

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

I’d be expressing my opinions in someone’s ear. Lucky them.

6. Where do you think the blogosphere is going?

I don’t know. Wherever us bloggers want it to go. The two things we all have in common are the love of baseball, and the creativity to express our thoughts in words. I’ve read a good portion of blogs on here, and its all good stuff. When you get this many people so passionate about writing about the game they love, there’s no telling how far this community can go.

Buckeyes7. What is your favorite team and why?

Why the Angels, of course. The obvious reason is that it’s my home team — LA of Anaheim is a lot closer than LA proper. Plus, I grew up around Dodger fans, and I just dared to be different. I dared to root for the team that no else around me really liked. It’s the same reason I root for Ohio State, although I’m from California. I got tired of all the Michigan fans around me . . .so, who else would I root for?

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

I played soccer in high school because I was an absolutely horrid baseball player; I did keep score my freshman and senior years, though, for the baseball team. But I couldn’t hit worth a darn. I’d always go to the batting cages with the players and it would take me about two dollars worth of quarters to catch up with the 90-mph cage. I can field, though — I’m slick with a glove.

9. Happiness is. . . .

Being around my fiancee, living in the moment, and just another Halo victory.

Email your responses to be a Spheroid, and please visit From deep in the hole this season.


Yay….the first person to list my blog on one of these questionaires! Thanks!



Interesting. Part of the reason I’m a Yankees fan, even though I’m from Michigan (and also a Tiger fan,) is the whole idea of being different. I bet a lot of Yankee fans are made that way.



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