Rick's Pittsburgh Pirates Scrapbook (MLB)
20-years is penalty for shoplifting in some countries...This is the year!
Chico Lind and R.J Reynolds. No matter how many packs of baseball cards I opened, there would be six each of those two.
Why I am a fan:
There is nothing like coming from the Fort-Pitt Tunnel into the city of Pittsburgh. PNC now, and Three Rivers back when, always seem brighter and livelier than any other stadium I have ever visited.
Gary Redus and his "bat twitch."
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43% Complete Bio
- live in Los Angeles, CA. - born in Wheeling, Wv. - earned a degree in journalism at Marshall University, where I also played baseball as a pitcher - writer for Faniq.com and Bleacher Report - currently co-authoring a book about Orioles catcher, Rick Dempsey.
|Fantasy Skill Level:||Genius|
|Sports I Play:||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Darts, Golf, Running, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball|
|Highest Organized Level:||D-1 College|
|Career Highlights:||Buy the reel for $29.95.. plus S & H.|
|Career Lowlights:||They are all buried deep behind outfield fences and maybe in the windows of parked cars.|
|Games I Usually Attend:||Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Kings. I did one Lakers game this year - quota met.|
|Greatest Sporting Event I've Attended:||Homerun Derby in Pittsburgh - Howard hit the Mastercard sign, amazing!|
|Sports People I've Met:||Keep reading the articles. Eventually, they all get their day.|
|Sports Figures from my Hometown:||See above|
|Most Prized Sports Possessions:||Baseballs from my younger years.|
|Sports Trading Cards:||Are a possession I have not lost.|
|Favorite Sports Collectibles:||Starting Lineup's|
|Dream Sports Job:||Trick question! My dream sports job was to still be playing.|
|Favorite Ballgame Foods:||Dog and a beer.|
|Beer of Choice:||Karl Strauss makes a beer called Woodie. Its good and fun to shout in a crowded bar|
|Hottest Athletes:||It's usually their wives|
|Ugliest Athletes:||The ones that cheat, and then blame it on the FedEx guy.|
|Favorite Sports Announcers:||Harry Kalas and Myron Kope.|
|Least Favorite Sports Announcers:||Johnny Miller and Brad Gilbert.|
|Favorite Sports "Experts":||I really respect writers or people in the sports world that don't take themselves too seriously.|
|Least Favorite Sports "Experts":||Ones that call themselves "experts."|
|Favorite Sports Movies:||Bull Durham|
|Favorite Sports Books:||The Head Game|
|Favorite Sports Websites:||The Onion and Foxsports.|
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