Friday, January 20, 2012

Meet Halfhorse

Halfhorse has been a part of J5B since season 10 and turned a losing team into a two-time Wild Card team.

Name: Mike

Age: Just turned 50. Yeah, that's hard to type and even harder to say (Editor's note-man, you're old!!!:-).

Marital status: Single

Kids: None- but have three cool nephews and three sweet nieces.

Occupation: Sports writer- won 16 career writing awards (including three national ones) while covering an NFL team and college sports for a Southern Californian newspaper. Currently write MLB, NBA, college football and college hoops reviews and recaps for one company, handle a college basketball conference weekly report for another company that runs on the major sports Web sites, cover the home games of a Division I college basketball program for the nation's leading wire service, do freelance sports coverage work for a local newspaper and use any available free time to chime in on sports on my own personal sports blog (Editor's note- wow, very impressive).

Do you know any J5B owners: Nope, not a single one.

Favorite HBD moment: Hopefully coming with my first playoff series win. In only my fourth season of doing this and currently making second postseason appearance.

Favorite J5B player: Can't say I have one yet. When one of my draft choices makes it big, perhaps then.

Favorite sports teams: When I was a kid, I adored the Padres and Chargers. Journalistic objectivity/ethics and the rude way athletes, coaches, general managers and owners treat you quickly prevent you from ever again having a favorite (Editor's note-I'm saddened by that).

Favorite Band: John Waite, former lead singer of The Babys and Bad English in addition to being a longtime solo act. Dynamic live performer too.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meet Burk

Burk was here for the inauguration of J5B, and won the AL South in season 1 and was a WC in season 2.

Name: Kevin

Age: 44

Marital status: Single. Never married.

Kids: No kids

Occupation: Special Ed teacher and high school assistant baseball/head girls golf coach. I do know two professional sports athletes because I coached them when they were growing up. There names -PGA Golfer- J.B. Holmes and 3B Zack Cox-currently AA ball in the Cardinals organization. I'm proud of both those guys.

Do you know any J5B owners: I know no owners.

Favorite HBD moment: My favorite moment is when my team in Edmonds made it to the WS in season 18.

Favorite J5B player: Trenidad Balboa is my favorite player in this world, but my future favorite may be Phillip Swann.

Favorite sports teams: My favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Heat and Spurs-I love Tim Duncan. Really favorite sports team is the University of Kentucky, born there-live there. Love the cats. We are going to win #8 this year.

Favorite band: I like the old band KISS and Journey.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Meet Kjeverhart

Kjeverhart has been a part of J5B since season 6 and was a Wild Card in season 10.

Name: Kevin

Age: 36

Marital status: Single

Kids: None

Occupation: Transportation Dispatcher

Do you know any J5B owners: I've known Peagles99 since childhood. Brought him into the league. Sometimes regretted it.

Favorite HBD moment: I'd go with finally building the team up to the playoffs in season 11. It was a long road. Steven Peterson winning the Cy Young in season 12 is a near-miss.

Favorite J5B player: Kind of a tie, between Bailey Cohen and Hersh Maholm. They were my first rounders in consecutive seasons (6 and 7), both drafted as 2Bs, and they've been the heart of the Destroyers for the last couple of seasons. They were my first two big draft picks.

Favorite sports teams: I'm a Philadelphia sports fanatic, so the 4 Philly teams, with the Phils on top (Editor's note: That's what I'm talking about!).

Favorite band: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. It's a bit of a Jersey stereotype, but I got into the music around the time of the Reunion Tour, and it just clicked for me.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet Larryvegas

Larryvegas has been a part of J5B from it's incipiency and has won the AL West 3 times.

Name: Mark

Age: 44

Marital status: Married

Kids: 3 kids

Occupation: Golf professional, I work in Massachusetts (Editor's note- how do I fix my damn slice? ;-).

Do you know any J5B owners: Don't know any owners.

Favorite HBD moment: No favorite moment YET.

Favorite J5B player: Eddie Leary (first player drafted in this league for me).

Favorite sports teams: Green Bay Packers, Boston Bruins, Boston Red that order.

Favorite band: Favorite band and best concert I've ever been to would be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meet Erbgotti

Erbgotti witnessed first hand the nascency of Johnny5Bench. His Yankdawgs have won the AL East 4 times and were WS champs in season 10.

Name: Mike

Age: 37

Marital status: Married

Kids: 2 kids 16&13

Occupation: Injured, but was an electrician apprentice lineman

Do you know any J5B owners: Don't know any owners in real life

Favorite HBD moment: Winning my first title in Boggs world

Favorite J5B player: Easy, 7x in a row MVP winner Edgardo Torres

Favorite sports teams: Yankees (Editor's note-BOOOO), Bears, Lakers, Kings, Michigan.

Favorite band: Don't really have one. I love listening to the Jim Rome Show...LOL...I listen to just about anything when I'm driving...don't even own a stereo in the house.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meet Rondo

Rondo has been a part of J5B since season 2 and won the AL North in season 9.

Name: Steve

Age: 55

Marital status: Married

Kids: No kids, 2 cats.

Occupation: Economic developer

Do you know any J5B owners: OUDrew recruited me to WIS and HBD.

Favorite HBD moment: (Only made one ML playoff and was 3 and out) Season 12-my team uses Kaufman stadium (home of the Royals) whom I am very familiar with. I've tried to put together a team of speed and gap hitters (think George Brett and Willie Wilson). Season 12 we lead J5B in 2B and Hits and was in top 3 in 3B and SB. The Royals in 2011 were in AL top 3 in 2B, 3B, and SB. I love when a plan comes together (Editor's note-that line comes from the A-Team TV show).

Favorite J5B player: Current ROY candidate Michael Garrido.

Favorite sports teams: St.Louis Cards (with the Royals gaining fast). I grew up in Central MO and followed the KC A's until they left. I switched to the Cards in 68 and the rest is history. Now living in KC, OUDrew and I have a partial season ticket package for the Royals. I look for the Royals to break .500 and be in the hunt in 2012.

Favorite band: The Beatles (watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show (Editor's note-that kicks ass)). The best concert I've seen was Paul McCartney's tour in 2010. He's still got it for a 70-year old.