New York, NY
I started playing Strat in the spring of 1993, during my freshman year of college. A friend from New Jersey introduced several of us to the game, and we immediately formed a small league in our dorm. While most of the players slowly dropped away, I continued to play throughout college with Joal Kjarsgaard (Fleetwood) and another good friend of ours. We've had numerous leagues, all lasting to about Game 30 or so before we were distracted by another project. Joal and I did complete a replay of the 1962 National League pennant race, with my San Francisco Giants beating Joal's Los Angeles Dodgers. After college it got more and more difficult to play Strat, primarily because the real world was demanding our attention. In 1999, I joined Brasball and I plan on being a member for many years to come.
I took over the Channel Islands Surfer Dudes and immediately changed the name and started to rebuild. There were some mighty lean years in Metropolis in the early going, but the rebuilding was a lot of fun. I'm just hoping that I can break through and at least win an NL title before I have to start rebuilding again.
My latest hobby has been exploring the parks, restaurants, cafes and shops of New York City, where I moved to in September 2005. I'm also fairly active politically, though much less so since going to law school.
FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM
San Francisco Giants
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY
Watching Will Clark win the 1989 NLCS with a single up-the-middle in Game 5. The best game I attended was the 1998 one-game playoff the Giants lost to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Even though my team lost, the atmosphere was absolutely electric.