Spheroid: Rob’s Ramblings
The Cubbies are in dire need of some offense with Derrek Lee on the DL, but one thing they always know that have are passionate fans like Rob Page. He’s known around the MLBlogosphere for Rob’s Ramblings, yet did you know that his daughter’s middle name is Wrigley and that he was a pro wrestler? Here are Nine Questions with today’s featured Spheroid:
1. Why did you sign up for an MLBlog?
It seems as if just about everyone has a blog these days. So I did a little research to find the right one for me. I came across MLBlogs and knew it would be the perfect one for me and a great way to interact with other baseball fanatics.
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Growing up as a kid, I was the only sports fan in my family. I had all these thoughts and opinions and no one to share them with. Now that I am 34 and have a family of my own, I don’t want to spend my free time with them babbling about my obsessions. Blogging allows me to babble without annoying them.
3. What is the strangest blogging experience you’ve ever had?
It has been about a month since I started so nothing strange yet. I imagine as the season goes on and the Cubs go on the inevitable losing streak and I go off on a rant about the team and Dusty Baker . . . I will probably get a few interesting emails and comments.
4. What is your favorite team and why?
Without a doubt the Chicago Cubs. Growing up in the ’80s, I lived 35 miles away from Chicago and you could always catch their games on WGN. I absolutely fell in love with this team when I was about 10. Then when I was 13, we had that amazing 1984 season and I have been hooked ever since.
5. Favorite blogs of any kind, including at least one MLBlog:
I love reading blogs from various fans. It is always interesting read the perspective of other bloggers even if they don’t share my love and passion for the Cubs. Of the MLBlogs, I really enjoy Diamonds are for Humor, Red Sox Chick, Inside the White Sox and Crawly’s Cub Kingdom just to name a handful.
6. Last thing you bought at the MLB.com Shop:
A retro ’70s jersey last summer, but I gotta do some serious wardrobe
updating soon. I lost over 60 pounds (dropped from 240 to 175) since last summer, so I can’t wear all my beloved Cubbie clothes. I definitely gotta grab a jersey of my all-time favorite Cub, Ryne Sandberg, soon.
7. Your most memorable Major League moment:
The ’84 team and the team in ’03. Both teams only had to win one out of three games and they would have made it to the World Series. Both teams lost three in a row, and with those losses our hope went bye-bye. I was watching Game 7 against the Marlins in the hospital (my wife was in labor). She, my sons and I were all huddled around watching the Cubs game while she was in labor . . . our little girl was born the next day. My daughter was going to be named Wrigley, but she was born the day after the Cubs lost Game 7 to the Marlins and crushed all of our World Series dreams. Soooo, her middle name is Wrigley instead.
8. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Back in the mid ’90s, I was a professional wrestler in Memphis, Tenn. I was known as Ravishing Rob, Rob Rage and the **** Yankee at various times.
9. Happiness is . . .
WRIGLEY FIELD . . . MY FAMILY . . . THE CUBS . . . when you put the three together it doesn’t get any better than that.
Now’s your chance to be the next featured Spheroid here in the MLBlogosphere. Just email us your responses to those Nine Questions so we can point more people to your MLBlog. And be sure to see Rob’s Ramblings all season.