BRASS BASEBALL LEAGUE
NORTH GEORGIA YELLOW JACKETS
1998 - took over the reorganized franchise Hangover Hangmen
Like others, I discovered Strat-O-Matic as a youngster in the early 1970s. I played solo for the first couple of years and then organized an 8-team league in my subdivision with my buddies that started in 1976 and ended in 1978. I also played in numerous leagues while in college, sometimes to the detriment of my GPA! BRASSball was my first venture into a PBM league, and my first involvement with Strat-O-Matic after a 15-year hiatus from the game.
The nickname Yellow Jackets is a homage to my alma mater Georgia Tech, where I labored for six years to earn my Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree (see comment above about detrimental GPA!)
I am a senior estimator for Ordner Construction Company in Duluth, GA (suburban Atlanta). We are a $75 million a year general contractor specializing in retail construction, building everything from Home Depots and Wal-Marts to "power" and lifestyle centers and strip shopping centers. We work mostly int he southeast USA, but have traveled as far north as Illinois and Ohio and as far west as Texas and Oklahoma.
Pearl (husband Jeff) -- associate producer for morning and noon day news for WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA. Jeff is a staff sergeant in the US Army, stationed in Norfolk as a recruiter after 8 years in the 82nd Airborne with tours of duty that included Bosnia and Iraq.
Cooking, travel, golf (when I get the chance to play)
FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM
Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (I see on the average 12-to-15 Tech ball games a year. College baseball is a great show)
Current: Mark Teixeira; Former: Tom Seaver
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY
1) Listening to the 1969 World Series on the radio in Sister Ann Cecilia's 5th grade classroom
2) "Baseball Odyssey" vacation trip -- went to Camden Yards in Baltimore for two games, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, an Indians game at old Municipal Stadium, the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA and a White Sox game at New Comiskey Park.
3) Attending Game 5 of the 1991 World Series as the Braves beat the Twins 10-5.