Ask and you shall receive.
After posting today’s BTS Report, I e-mailed our two leaders, “dick.george” and “fromomma” with a bunch of random questions; ya know, the kind of ice-breaking questions you ask when you are in an awkward group situation and you think if only you knew Stacey’s favorite ice cream flavor, this situation wouldn’t be such an inferno of awfulness.
I love these questions. And apparently, so do our leaders.
“fromomma” Used to Play Shortstop for the Texas Rangers
Except now he plays third base.
“Fromomma”‘s real name happens to be Michael Young. This is fascinating. Obviously, he isn’t the Michael Young. This does not make it less fascinating. This would be like trying to win one of those mail-in prizes found on the back of cereal boxes and your name just happens to be Cap’n Crunch.
Or like signing up for one of those this-is-definitely-a-scam-but-I-want-a-free-iPad-so-I’ll-click-away iPad scams you see all across Facebook and your name just happens to be Steve Jobs. THAT DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN. There’s a reason his name is Mike Young and not Adam Everett.
Anyway, Mike Young is a sports videographer who lives in Spring Green, WI. He’s been playing Beat the Streak for three years now and his big BTS secret is that he likes to “stay away from good pitchers.” Um …thanks, Mike. Way to really help us out here.
The good news is that Young reads the BTS Report and has taken some tips from the blog, so I’m fully rooting for his survival and fully expect at least 1/3 of his $3,000,000 cash prize. I mean, how many Silly Bandz or vuvuzelas could you possibly need, Michael?
Oh and Michael’s favorite MLB player is (wait for it …) Michael Young. Alright, onto the next guy before I have to take a cold shower. Best of luck, Mike.
“dick.george”‘s Name is Dick George
This makes sense.
George is a native of Rock Rapids, Iowa and currently lives as a tax accountant in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He roots for the Giants so obviously his all-time favorite player is Willie Mays. His big time BTS strategy has been to look for “a good hitter against a poor pitcher.”
Ohhhhh, so THAT’s what I’ve been doing wrong this whole time! It all makes so much more sense now! Look at all these exclamation marks!!!
Anyway, Dick reads the BTS Report “sometimes” (I’ll take it!) and is predictably putting his $3 million hopes and dreams into Robinson Cano tonight vs. Rodrigo Lopez.
Best of luck to you both. I really hope your streaks don’t fall apart and launch into oblivion after you both graciously took the time to answer some questions and reveal yourselves.
Ya know, just like what happened with EVERYONE else before