Grad school hasn't even started back yet and the Dinged Corners crew has me doing homework. They have requested some answers to questions and I aim to oblige.
10 questions and 10 answers. (I hope these are short answer, not essay questions!)
1. If I didn't collect baseball cards, I would collect COMIC BOOKS. I am already a reader. I currently read Justice Society of America, Fables, and whatever my brother let's me borrow.
2. My baseball hero that you may not know is ERIC DAVIS. I have mentioned him several times but he was not a Met and isn't named Tito so you may have missed it. I always thought he was the best in the game. He had all the tools AND a bad back. He did recover from cancer and have a few nice years late in his career. He should have been the first to 40/40.
3. Every New Year, I resolve to RE-RE-RE-ORGANIZE my collection. This will be the third time in the last two years I have reorganized. Who knows, maybe there will be more cards to be saved.
4. If I could spend a day with one person from baseball history, it would be JACKIE ROBINSON. Why wouldn't it be Jackie? I would want to learn something if I got the chance to talk to someone from history! There is no doubt that I would learn something from Jackie Robinson.
5. My favorite kind of dog is a PAPILLION. Here's my papillion, Dobby.6. My favorite current baseball is DAVID WRIGHT. My favorites from the past are Christy Mathewson, Tito Fuentes, and Eric Davis.
7. My favorite team is the NEW YORK METS! K.Rod and Putz to the rescue!
8. My favorite baseball movie is FIELD OF DREAMS. The movie is pure baseball magic. The book is good too. Bull Durham, The Sandlot, and The Rookie are the runners-up.
9. My favorite baseball book is THE NEW BILL JAMES HISTORICAL BASEBALL ABSTRACT. Great stories and great arguments about the best at each position. And stats galore! Moneyball by Michael Lewis and Is This a Great Game or What? by Tim Kirkjian are also really fun reads.
10. What is your favorite card? T-206 CHRISTY MATHEWSON