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The Pinstripe Alley Staff; a mystery wrapped in an enigma cooked in a pizza topped with pepperoni. Have you ever thought to yourselves, "Hey it might be nice to get to know the writers of Pinstripe Alley a little better." If you have, then this is the thread for you. If you have not, then I sincerely apologize for wasting your time here on the internet. Today we bring another new feature to the website: naked chocolate pudding pillow fights. Actually we bring you the new weekly Staff Q&A Sunday thread. There will be no naked chocolate pudding pillow fights. Not yet anyway.
Since I am the resident "I like to get to know people better" writer on Pinstripe Alley, I will be your MC for these weekly staff knowledge threads. The writers will be asked a series of questions so you can get to know us more. Some questions will be serious while others will be silly. In addition to the questions I come up with, we are also hoping for some fan participation as well. If you, our loyal readers, can think of any questions you would like to ask us, be it serious or silly, please feel free. Each week we will pick the best questions asked and answer them to the best of our ability. These threads are meant to be informative as well as fun. On behalf of the staff, we hope you enjoy them as much as you enjoy our articles and other such writing and what not.
Staff Q&A after the jump
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your personality. What do you do now? What are your goals and ambitions in life?
I'm tiny-sized and I laugh a lot. I'm learning to be a lawyer. My goal is to increase awareness about the hardships of lefties being forced to live in a righty's world.
By trade, I'm a teacher, and I'd have given Steve Goldman a giant 'F' in red pen for his nonsensical teacher rant (I kid, Steve). I've been married for a little over a year, and am thankful I to have a wife that puts up and supports my daily nonsense and baseball obsession. I have a lot of goals and ambitions. The problem I encounter is selecting one and really honing in on making it happen (partly because I'm over ambitious, and part scatterbrained). Right now, it's saving money to buy a new house.
I took a personality test in a college class one time. It came back saying something about me being a high introvert or something to that effect. I'm terrible at taking tests, but that seems pretty accurate. It's not that I dislike being around people, it's that I dislike being around large groups of people I don't know; mainly because I can scientifically prove 73.8% of any large group of people are complete morons. I like being social, but given the choice of having a drink at home or wandering to the bar with Kyle, Tucker, Todd and their bro hordes, more often than not I'm choosing my own company.
That might be why I decided to get into journalism. I'm a journalist by the way, I work in television news. There I pretty much have to interact and be civil with people who usually have no intentions of offering the same courtesy, or be forced to live on the streets with an expensive piece of paper taped to an alley wall. It's good practice in keeping the imp of the perverse locked away for a few extra minutes when you see people walking their children around on a leash in public. For all the crazies, conspiracy theorists, racists and just flat out terrible people I have to speak with, I occasionally get someone who actually has something interesting or useful to say, and that's pretty cool. It doesn't take away scaled up perception, but it helps a little.
As far as goals, the only one I can really think of is to stay out of prison until I die, or at least until I reach such a point where prison becomes a viable option.
I've been a Yankees fan all my life, something I share with both my brother and father. Whenever we're able to get together, we usually drive my mother out of the living room and watch games together.
My favorite thing to write about is prospects; reporting about them and trying to figure out how they'll project to the majors. I love watching video of players, and examining different parts of their game. The best part about being able to write about minor league players is getting exposure to every team's farm system. It has really brought me much more in tune with the game.
3. What is your favorite meal of all time? Any particular reason?
Thick cut grilled bacon. Porterhouse for (insert your group size, multiply by 2) cooked rare. Dessert with fresh schlaag. Those who have been there will understand. If you haven't, don't ask questions, just make a reservation and go ASAP.
4. What was the last song stuck in your head or what song is currently stuck in your head?
Seeing him live during the Reality Tour was one of the best experiences of my life. I'd love for him to tour one last time so I could see him again. Absolutely my favorite artist, hands down.