Spheroid: Charge the Mound


The Arizona Diamondbacks just completed their first four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves to extend their lead in the National League West, and during the course of that Brave-slamming, the MLBlogosphere has welcomed another D-Backs blogger: Charge the Mound. It’s also one of the easiest URLs to remember around here: mlblogger.mlblogs.com. Here are Nine Questions with today’s featured Spheroid:

Why did you sign up for an MLBlog?

Because I couldn’t stand just commenting on others’ blogs. I had to get one of my own.

What is your favorite team and why?

Raised a Diamondbacks fan and will always be one.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

You get to practice reporting, share your thoughts, and express yourself.

Favorite blog, including at least one MLBlog:
The Baseball Collector, Rob’s Ramblings, Diamondhacks, DA BRONX BOMBERS, Down the Left Field Line: Life, Baseball and Eric Byrnes, Some Ballyard, Red Sox Chick for her live blogging and a blog called The Snake Pit on a different site.

Your most memorable Major League moment(s):

Mark Grace pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a major loss for them, 19-1.

What would be doing if you weren’t blogging?

Probably swimming or something like that, because of the hostile temperatures down here in the desert.

Last MLB item you bought:

Black on Black Diamondbacks hat.

Who is your favorite MLB player?

Steve Finley, a great all around player. I have to admit I also am starting to like Eric Byrnes just by reading Kellia’s blog.

Happiness is:

Reading comments or The Baseball Collector’s new entries (he doesn’t enter every day like most people, so the anticipation builds up).

Please welcome Charge the Mound to the MLBlogosphere, and email us with your own responses to those or any other Nine Questions so we can spotlight your MLBlog as well.


Thanks for the shout-out(s). Nice spheroid. Nice to get to know you a li’l better. I love Finley, too. I’m looking forward to his 300th homer.

-The Baseball Collector


I remember, back during that decade when the Yankees really did S***, when Rocky Colavito pitched a couple of innings for them on a day the Tigers were blowing them out. (I was watching because I was rooting for the Tigers then). He had pitched in college so they let him give it a try and he actually was quite good, giving up only one hit: a double to Al Kaline.

I remember that Colavito later told reporters he knew that was going to be a hit because he threw it in Kaline’s “wheelhouse.” That was the first time I had ever heard the term.

I had heard, but did not see, that Canseco pitched an inning once, but he hurt his elbow doing it.

Mark, perhaps someday you could write about position players pitching in blowouts; that might be interesting.

I love that picture of Byrnesie robbing Giles of a homer. That was in Game One of the DH where his 15-game hitting streak ended. But Eric “all out, all the time” Byrnes flashed some great leather in that game. (And of course, gave me true elation in Game Two: 2-5 with 3 RBI and 1 R!

Like I said on your blog, Chad, glad you could join us in an official capacity.



Join us as we celebrate an intriguing anniversary in Astros history.




Mark, come one, come all, and watch a recording of Derek Jeter on Letterman

That game that I went to when Mark Grace was pitching was crazy.

Baseball is the greatest sport I know. But to me, on a par, is football (soccer to most of you). The greatest show on Earth (The World Cup) starts on Friday.
It is still bigger than the olympics.

I will be starting a totally new, non-baseball, blog for the duration of the competition.

Please, one and all, come and join in the fun. Even if you know feck all, or even dislike the sport.

It will be a fun 4 weeks folk..


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