I am a 35 year old guy from Denver, Colorado with a Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s in History, Minor in Writing. So naturally, I design and code reports for a living. When I’m unplugged from work, I enjoy baseball, League of Legends, creative writing, keeping up on current events, a good cup of Starbucks hazelnut mocha and karaoke.
My first baseball game was a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field as a young child sometime in the early 80s. All I really remember is that it was against the Mets and the Cubs lost. That should have prepared me for the next few decades, but alas, I’ve stuck through it. Every so often, an Andre Dawson or a Kerry Wood (among others) comes along to vindicate my faith, or at least make things entertaining. At other times, I lament with (and sometimes against) my fellow Chicago Cubs fans. When the Cubs aren’t around, I am also a big Rockies fan and enjoy Coors Field, especially during fireworks games and playoff runs… and I kinda sorta wish the Cubs would do kinda sorta the same things as the Rockies.
I fall under the “sabremetrics is cool but doesn’t quite tell the whole story even if they can’t get their story straight” category. As a kid, I played ABPA and later, Diamond Mind, often drafting full leagues and using Excel to generate statistics and season leaders. Eventually I progressed into Baseball Mogul and, of late, Out of the Park and iOOTP. I regularly comment over at BaseballProspectus and I’m a big fan of TangoTiger’s InsideTheBook, even when the discussion isn’t about baseball 🙂 So, I like the numbers and I enjoy what the numbers suggest, but sometimes I like Andre Dawson even more no matter how many outs he made.
Feel free to comment back and/or write me and say hello! I love getting feedback, positive or negative, as long as it’s constructive. Through that, we all learn.