Tec: Tell us a little about yourself.
Rugrat: My real name is Steve, and I'm currently taking a work break. I had been working for a leading environmental non-profit and managed all online fundraising for the organization. Due to a variety of circumstances, I left in March and have been working from home doing consulting work and working on an eCommerce business. I have lived in the SF Bay Area (mainly Oakland and Berkeley) for 35 years and wouldn't live anywhere else - love the weather, the cultural opportunities and the ability to do just about anything you can imagine within a 30 mile or so radius. I'm not married currently, but have a daughter who is attending Columbia on a full ride.
Tec: Outside of Hardball Dynasty, what are some of your other interests and hobbies?
Tec: Did you play any sports growing up?
Rugrat: Baseball, of course, in high school. When they started throwing curve balls, I knew I was in trouble.
Rugrat: Memory? 1975, game 6. There was so much more to that game than Fisk's HR. In person, I've been to several World Series and playoff games, and one Super Bowl (Niners/Dolphins) - all were memorable, even if the good guys lost.
Tec: What's been your most memorable non-sports experience in your life?
Rugrat: The birth of my daughter.
Tec: If you were an HBD player, what position would you play and what would your ratings be?
Rugrat: Well, in high school it seemed like they put the worst kids in RF, and MikeT says any slug can play out there, so I guess that would be it. Ratings? These days, zeros across the board.
Thank you rugrat for participating in our latest Mantle World Owner interview, and good luck to you this season and onward.