My lifetime love affair with baseball

Let me preface this post by telling everyone… I am not a professional baseball scout. First and foremost, I am a HUGE fan (both literally and figuratively). I plan on losing the “literally” of that equation by getting my ass aboard a treadmill more frequently in 2019. That being said, I have an insatiable appetite for all things baseball and am always striving to learn more about player evaluation (both analytically and from a scout’s perspective). You can generally find me in the first row behind home plate at the Kannapolis Intimidators home games. I can often be spotted with a beer in one hand and my Stalker radar gun in the other. Besides cheering on my home team, I am often snapping photographs and video of top prospects, and live tweeting highlights. I’ve loved baseball my whole life. I grew up rushing to get off the school bus so I could catch the last few innings of Jack Brickhouse calling the Chicago Cubs games. The first baseball game I remember attending live was a Royals vs. White Sox tilt at the Old Comiskey Park in 1978. George Brett was my hero and my parents got tickets so I could see him up close and in person. I stood next to the field in the front row while the players warmed up and stretched until the late great Dan Quisenberry walked up, took a sharpie and piece of paper out of my hand and autographed it for me. I didn’t really know who he was at the time, but he sure ended up being a good one. Ever since then my love for the game has only grown stronger. As I approach my fifties I still play fantasy baseball in a league that I founded when I was 17 years old. After reading Dan Okrent’s book “Rotisserie League Baseball” I jumped for joy at the thought of organizing a group of friends to play in a league together. There are still four of the original owners in our 12 team NL only 5×5 auction, keeper league which is oft referred to as Dan Victor’s early retirement account. I’ve been taking away these suckers (clears throat) I mean gentlemen’s money for the better part of three decades. I like sharing my knowledge of fantasy baseball and prospects with similar like-minded fans and welcome any and all interaction. Thank you for visiting my blog.