BRASS BASEBALL LEAGUE
Thousand Oaks, CA
SANTA BARBARA OUTLAWS
Original 1995 BRASSball league member
Brian discovered the Strat-O-Matic board game in 1985 when he replayed half of the 1984 Houston Astros' season. Brian, his younger brother Mark, and many of their neighbordhood friends picked their favorite teams and competed against each other between 1985 and 1988. Brian participated in two other play-by-mail leagues (Nationwide Winter, United League of Moderate Gamers) before joining BRASSball in 1995. Brian also particpated in the United Hockey Federation league (2001-2004) and served as UHF Commission in 2003-2004.
AL West Champions '97, '99, '00, '03, '05; Wild Card: '96, '01, '04
Overall BRASSball Record: 902-881 (through 2005); Post-season record: 22-36
Outlaws Hall of Fame: Mo Vaughn ('95-'03), Raul Mondesi ('95-'04), Garret Anderson ('96-'05)
Awards: Mo Vaughn (AL MVP '96 & '99), Garret Anderson (AL Rookie '96), Roy Halladay (AL Cy Young '04)
Manager, Software Engineering (2003-present); Software Engineer (1997-2002)
B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of California-Santa Barbara (1993-1997)
Motorcycle riding on the weekend; playing roller hockey (www.rollerdome.com); bass guitar
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS
Football: Detroit Lions. I followed the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers growing up.
Hockey: Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings.
Baseball: My favorite team as a kid was the Houston Astros but I also followed the Phillies and Tigers. I watch some Dodgers and Angels games, but I don't have a favorite team any more.
College: I occasionally follow Michigan & UCLA, and UCSB basketball.
FAVORITE BASBEALL PLAYERS
As a child, I enjoyed following players such as Nolan Ryan, Glenn Davis, Jose Cruz, Don Mattingly, and Lenny Dykstra. I played high school baseball with MLB players Doug Davis (Walnut Creek, CA) and Adam Kennedy (Riverside, CA).
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORIES
Family trips to the Astrodome to watch Nolan Ryan pitch.
Ballparks visited: the Astrodome, Tiger Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium, Anaheim Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, Candlestick Park, Comerica Park (2004), Minute Maid Park (2005), and spring training in Port Charlotte, FL.
Tried out for the Anaheim Angels during the last baseball labor strike.
Taraded several of my favorite toys for a Jackie Robinson rookie card when I was 10.