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2007-06-27 22:00
by Bob Timmermann

Or at least they should be.

Q. Who are you?

A. My name is on the sidebar. It's also at the top of this post.

Q. What is this blog about?

A. Generally baseball.

Q. But what about baseball?

A. Whatever I feel like and goes uncovered by the other people who write blogs here. Sometimes I duplicate their work. I don't mean to.

Q. What's the deal with catcher's interfence?

A. Somebody had to care about it. If not me, then who else?



Q. Do you know all this stuff off the top of your head?

A. Usually I don't. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I just make it up.

Q. Are you a fan of any one team?

A. In general, I'm a Dodgers fan, but the Griddle is officially nonpartisan.

Q. Do you really hate Frank Robinson and why?

A. I don't personally hate him, and I've never met the man. But he has always bugged me. It's a complex issue. I used to hate Russ Ortiz, but I got over it.

Q. Do you hate the city of St. Louis?

A. My family hails from St. Louis. My mother was born there and my father was born across the Mississippi in Breese, Illinois. They used to be Cardinals fans. Then they moved out West in 1960 and changed allegiances to the Dodgers. But they still liked the Cardinals to a certain extent.

Q. So why do you make fun of Cardinal fans?

A. I don't. They're the Best Fans in Baseball™ It is a violation of Federal Law to make fun of them. Violations of this law are punishible by forcing you to go to St. Louis.

Q. What's the deal with Delaware?

A. Is there a Delaware? I don't think so. I think it just exists for tax purposes and to keep Pennsylvania from saying it's the first state.

Q. Do you like Pennsylvania more?

A. I really have no opinion about Pennsylvania.

Q. Why do you bug people about spelling and grammar?

A. I try not to as much anymore. It's a very annoying trait of mine, but sometimes I can't help myself. But don't tell me that November 11 is Veteran's Day or else I will lay you out.

Q. Have you always been like this?

A. No, I was much smaller when I was born. 21 inches long in fact. I have since added 56 inches to my height.

Q. Really, you don't look that tall?

A. I have really bad posture.

Q. Do you really keep score at every baseball game you go to?

A. I try.

Q. Why do you do that?

A. So I can tell you what happened when you went to the bathroom.

Q. What happens if you have to go to the bathroom?

A. I go. You can figure it out from there.

Q. What's the most exciting baseball game you've been to in person?

A. This one.

Q. Really?

A. Yep.

Q. What was the first game you went to in person?

A. This one.

Q. What's with all the Angels games?

A. I guess since I don't go to as many it's easier to remember the games.

Q. But what's your favorite baseball game?

A. This one.

Q. Why do you like that one so much?

A. Who doesn't like Vic Davalillo?





2007-06-27 23:06:35
1.   joejoejoe
What IS the deal with cathcer's interfence?
2007-06-28 00:45:20
2.   El Lay Dave
What is your quest?
2007-06-28 03:08:17
3.   xaphor
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
2007-06-28 03:40:07
4.   110phil
Why was that exciting game so exciting?
2007-06-28 06:38:10
5.   BruceR
Bob, I'm thinking the exciting game is the one where the Halos clinched a tie for their first division pennant. If so, I was at that game too. Phil (4), it was just an electric atmosphere with the pennant, the comeback, and the crowd as rabid as anything that side of the 2002 Playoffs/Series. After that game, much of the crowd the crowd stayed, cheered, and chanted for about 45 minutes requiring several of the Angels (Ryan & Grich for two, Ford maybe) to come back out of the club house for curtain calls. Yes, indeedee, massive excitement!
2007-06-28 07:20:13
6.   Bob Timmermann
Yes, all that.

And I had won free tickets to the game on a radio contest!

2007-06-28 08:10:30
7.   kylepetterson
What's with all the "m's" and "n's"?
2007-06-28 08:33:44
8.   Bob Timmermann
Send your letters of complaint to Germany.

Someone over there will now.

2007-06-28 08:38:26
9.   Bob Timmermann
Or even know.
2007-06-28 08:51:10
10.   standuptriple
Why do you hate the Veterans? Is it because they have been known to "clog the bases"?
2007-06-28 11:21:45
11.   Greg Brock
What's the deal with pitted fruits?
Jacobins or Girondins?
Do you still wear the Team Tablecloth jersey?
Edison or Tesla?
What is your favorite Simpsons episode?
Butter or Margarine?
Ginger or Mary Ann?
Bob Toledo or Karl Dorrell?
2007-06-28 11:30:35
12.   Bob Timmermann
I don't like pitted fruits. Namely peaches. They're icky.


Only at formal affairs.


"El misterioso viaje de Homer Simpson"


Mary Ann

Terry Donahue

2007-06-28 12:18:48
13.   scareduck
The first major league game I ever attended was an Angels game, when I was in the Boy Scouts. I have no memory of it.

I went to see the Angels on Saturn Owner's Day, most likely some time in 1996. That was probably a disappointment, too.

2007-06-28 14:10:14
14.   Greg Brock
The Godfather or Godfather II?

There is a correct answer here.

2007-06-28 16:34:53
15.   Bob Timmermann
Godfather II
2007-06-28 20:29:27
16.   yankz
November 12 is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day.
2007-06-28 20:54:34
17.   Peter
The Angels were on the losing end of both my very first game and the most exciting game I ever saw in person. Both times were against the Yankees.

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