Welcome to the third installment of our ongoing series of "Meet Your Fellow Owner" interviews of Mantle World owners. Today we chat with another of our original Mantle owners, brendanjod, the long-time owner of the Colorado Springs Mile High Marines. The Mile High Marines are one of our former World Series champions as they took home the trophy in season 13, a seven game victory over shanklsa and the Louisville Beaners.
Tec: Tell us a little about yourself.
Brendanjod: 33-year old living in the Bay Area with his family and working in the electronics industry.
Tec: Outside of Hardball Dynasty, what are some of your other interests and hobbies?
Brendanjod: Spending time with my family. Watching and following baseball religiously. Playing fantasy sports.
Tec: Did you play any sports growing up?
Brendanjod: Baseball, basketball, and golf.
Tec: Who are your favorite all-time players?
Brendanjod: Kirby Puckett and Bo Jackson.
Tec: What has been your favorite real-life sports experience or memory?
Brendanjod: Being at Game 7 of the 1991 World Series when I was 12 years old with my family. Still the greatest World Series game ever in my opinion with Jack Morris throwing all 10 innings and the Twins walking off on Gene Larkin's hit against the Braves.
Tec: What's been your most memorable non-sports experience in your life?
Brendanjod: (1) Marrying my wife and my daughter being born; and (2) Serving our country in the Marine Corps and doing two tours in Iraq
Tec: If you were an HBD player, what position would you play and what would your ratings be?
Brendanjod: RP - 95 control (never walked a batter pitching in my HS career). Splits of 45 and 45 vs. RH and LH hitters. Top pitch of 70 although it should be variable since I threw a knuckleball. As my catcher in HS said... "it doesn't always knuckle like you think it does, but at least it acts as a change up if nothing else."
Thank you brendanjod for telling us a little about yourself, and good luck to you this season and onward.
And not least of all, thank you for your service to our country. Semper Fi!