Spheroid: Angry Fan’s Baseball Fix
Greg at Angry Fan’s Baseball Fix is a recent addition to the MLBlogs family. He took the time to answer The Nine Questions, and as a result, he is our featured Spheroid. Join him in the MLBlogosphere today!
What are the best reasons that other baseball fans should visit your MLBlog?
If fans are looking for an offbeat and humorous take on recent baseball happenings, then Angry Fan’s Baseball Fix is the place to go! Fans will find unique commentary on the day’s events, off-beat statistical references, relevant roto-news and my personal take on how the world revolves around baseball. Anger as motivation and / or reaction is a theme that runs throughout my commentary.
Favourite team and why?
I was born in Toronto, Canada and have been a lifelong Blue Jays fan. I was there in 1985 when George Bell and Doyle Alexander beat the Yankees to clinch the AL East. I was there in 1992 screaming “Timlin, to Carter – the Blue Jays win it”. I was there in 1993 to watch Joe Carter “Touch them all…”. And I have been there to watch Tim Johnson, Buck Martinez and Carlos Tosca pretend to be Major League managers. As long as I can remember, Blue Jays Baseball has been synonymous with Good Summer Living.
If your MLBlog were any baseball player past or present, who would he be and why?
My Blog will capture the intense anger associated with a Damaso Garcia Uniform Bonfire and/or a Kenny Rogers Cameraman Caber-toss while providing suitable doses of the wholesome sarcastic crankiness supplied in a Barry Bonds interview.
How did you first hear about MLBlogs and why did you join The Show?
I stumbled across MLBlogs while surfing MLB.com. I have long been an aspiring writer / blogger and thought this might be a way to get some of my messed up thoughts out to the innocent masses. I wrote a few articles for BaseballNotebook.com a few years ago and missed searching for my own name in Google. MLBlogs is obviously home to some serious and talented writers – I am very excited about joining this group.
Favorite blogs of any kind, including at least one in the MLBlogosphere?
I enjoy Will Carroll’s “The Juice Blog”. “What Would Tyler Durden Do” is an absolute must. “Pungents.com” is a haven for punsters. In the Blogosphere, I enjoy “Ok Blue Jays” and the blog where the guy collects all the balls.
What is something not on your About page that MLBloggers should know about you?
I work in the construction industry , I have a bunch of kids, I believe in the future of wind power and went to school with the guy who married Lauren Holly on the rebound.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love how simple it is to relay your thoughts and comments on any topic to a massive group of potential viewers. There is such a huge satisfaction in knowing your words are out there for others to see and share. It’s a great way to connect with other baseball fans and with people in general.
Your most memorable Major League moment(s):
I will always remember sitting in the SkyDome and watching on the JumboTron for the deciding game of the 1992 World Series. When the Blue Jays won the game and their first World Series the reaction in the Dome was incredible. Grown men were crying. Leaf fans were hugging Hab fans. Dogs and cats were making out. It was just an incredible time to be a baseball fan and I still remember the outburst of emotion at the time of the final out. I will also always fondly remember Rickey Henderson graciously passing Lou Brock in the record books for career stolen bases. His own acknowledgement of his accomplishment – “I am the Greatest” – became my own personal mantra for many years.
Watching Julio Franco at age 48 step out onto the on-deck circle and knowing he is there because he loves the game so intensely and knowing that his team wants him out there because they realize that intense love of the game is driving him to succeed.