Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mantle World Owner Interview - bjschumacher

It's a new season, and we've got a new crop of owners joining (or rejoining) Mantle, so it's time to get to meet the new guys.  In our first "Meet Your Fellow Owner" interview of season 28, we chat with bjschumacher, the new owner of the Iowa City Hawksux franchise.  Lets find out a little bit about him.

Tec: Tell us a little about yourself.

Bjschumacher: Been a structural engineer since 1982. Recently started my own structural engineering firm. I have a loving wife, 3 grown sons, and one grand daughter. Live in eastern Iowa. Fan of the Iowa State Cyclones, along with the Kansas City and Chicago professional sports franchises.

Tec: Outside of Hardball Dynasty, what are some of your other interests and hobbies?

Bjschumacher: Stock trading, golf, home brewing, Hawaii.

Tec: Did you play any sports growing up?

Bjschumacher: Some baseball and football, but not good enough to carry it into high school. Tiddlywinks - does that count?.

Tec: Who are your favorite all-time players?

Bjschumacher: Wow, tough one. Always loved watching the Chiefs and Royals growing up, so Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, Buck Buchanan, Willie Lanier, Fred Patek, Amos Otis, Lou Piniella, George Brett, just to name a few. Oh, and have the ultimate respect for the late Walter Payton. The Fridge - not so much.

Leon Durham muffs it
Tec: What has been your favorite real-life sports experience or memory?

Bjschumacher: Watching the Royals win Game 5 in St Louis in the 1985 World Series. Also will never forget the Cubs blowing a 2-0 game lead in the 1984 National League series to the Padres. Leon Durham, right though the legs ala Bill Buckner. And following the Bears in their 1985 1-loss Super Bowl season. Damn Dolphins.

Tec: What's been your most memorable non-sports experience in your life?

Bjschumacher: Obviously raising my 3 boys, and my wedding day. Got way too drunk the night before, and almost missed it.

Bill James
Tec: If you were an HBD player, what position would you play and what would your ratings be?

Bjschumacher: Statistician would be my best position. Love building spreadsheets and crunching numbers.

Thank you bjschumacher for participating in our latest Mantle World Owner interview, and good luck to you this season.

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