Spheroid: Red Sox Nation Daily
Lots of Red Sox bloggers here in the Sphere, and this is an opportunity to spotlight one of them who grew up in a Yankee household and somehow found his way into the Fenway Faithful. Jonathan took the time to email us his Nine Questions as today’s featured Spheroid, so get to know Red Sox Nation Daily and drop some comments there to tell him what you think of his posts!
Why did you sign up for an MLBlog?
I was looking for an excuse to talk about the Red Sox and baseball all year around, and I came across MLBlogs and the Red Sox Chick site, and thought it looked like a lot of fun, and a great way to get info on baseball as well as pass it on.
Favorite team and why:
The Boston Red Sox, of course. My Dad is lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, so all my young life I was force-fed bedtime stories of the fabled Yankees. I went the other way at 14 and become a Red Sox fan in 1985.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I like how everyone has such strong feelings about most of the topics they write about. I love how the rivalries continue from the diamond to the Weblogs. I like the fact that you can give and get real facts about your team, not the watered-down version you will get from the local papers and SportsCenter.
Favorite blogs, including at least one in the MLBlogosphere:
Well, I only read MLBlogs, so my favorite one would have to be Red Sox Chick. She is such an optimist when it comes to the Sox, so it is nice to read her blog after a tough loss. I hate to admit this, but I do read DA BRONX BOMBERS as well, but only for laughs.
This is tough, but I guess watching Game 6 of the ’86 World Series, waiting for that third out in the bottom of the 10th. First, of course, was watching those two marathon games in the 2004 ALCS between the Yanks and Sox. Favorite live game was just recently, the O’s versus the Yanks; I took my Dad to his first live Yankee game, and the Yanks got spanked 11-4 in front of a sold-out, mostly Yankee crowd…sorry, Pops.
What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?
Still watching every game I can. I have the MLB package through my cable company. Without MLBlogs, though, I would have to go back to discussing every game with my wife, who always listens.
What is the last thing you bought at the MLB.com Shop?
For some unknown reason I bought the 2005 Red Sox Wild Card T-shirt. I guess that reason would be the great sale price of $5.97!
Who is your favorite player?
It is tough to choose one, but I would have to say it is Curt Schilling. The way he plays the game is just a great example of how it should be played, and his approch to the game and the fans and city of Boston is unbelievable. A close second would have to be Tim Wakefield; this guy has done everything that’s been asked of him and never complained. He handles everything with complete class.
Happiness is . . .
Lazy weekends with the wife, watching the Sox on the Dish, and being the chip leader on poker night!
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