Tuesday December 30, 2003
More About Me
OK, it’s the end of December, and the Twins haven’t made a move for almost two weeks. The 2004 roster is far from set in stone at this point. But in general, there is not much happening in the world of baseball. So, I’m going to simply point you to Aaron Gleeman’s page on Baseball Primer. What I will do today is answer those same questions about myself. Maybe it will give you a little more information about me. I apologize for the laziness, but I figure that guys like Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark from ESPN and even Lavelle Neal and Jim Souhan from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune only write two, maybe three times a week, even less in the off-season, so I won’t feel too bad about taking it easy today. Plus, last night Las Vegas was on, followed by the ever-exciting Celebrity Poker! Gotta love watching a little Texas Hold ‘Em!
I hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions for me, please e-mail me and let me know. Thanks,
SETH STOHS was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in the summer of 1975. He was raised in central Minnesota by a family of sports people! After graduation from high school in 1993, he went to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he majored in Economics, while getting a minor in Mathematics. Upon graduation, Seth took a job in Warroad, MN, where he has been since 1997. He currently lives in a 2 bedroom apartment, with a living room comprised of a computer and two televisions (which works great when more than one ball game is on TV at the same time).
Favorite Baseball Stuff
Team: Minnesota Twins (Obviously)
Ballplayer - All Time: Willie Mays
Ballplayers - Current: Barry Bonds, Jacque Jones, Torii Hunter.
Manager: Joe Torre - I love that you can tell he is in control, yet remains loyal to his guys.
Book: Recent book- definitely Moneyball, but two of the best books I read when I was younger were Kirby Puckett: I Love this Game and Bo Jackson’s Bo Knows Bo.
Writers: Gammons, Stark, Ken Rosenthal, and many of the bloggers that are linked on the left side of this screen. Be sure to check out some of their stuff today!
Movie: Baseball movie - Field of Dreams, Other - American Pie, most comedy, especially if Adam Sandler is in it.
Announcers: Jon Miller, Steve Stone (basically anyone but Tim McCarver or the White Sox guys!)
Ballpark: Coors Field
Playing Experience: A bunch. Played a couple of years in college behind 3-time All-American and current Milwaukee Brewer catcher Chris Coste at Concordia. Played ten years of amateur baseball. Four varsity letters in high school. Babe Ruth, Little League, all that stuff.
Positions Played: I was always a shortstop growing up. I loved being able to get to everything and dive all the time. I actually loved playing defense, even though I was always a 3-hitter. Once I moved up to varsity as a freshman in high school, I played a lot of 3B. Pitched too much, I had no arm and no ‘stuff’, but sometimes it worked. In college, I thought of myself as one of the best score book keepers in the country!
Ball Parks Visited: Metrodome, Milwaukee County Stadium, Coors Field, Miller Park, Doubleday Field (Cooperstown).
Best Game attended: Went to a game in ’87. Because we had a 3 hour drive home after the game, we got up from our seats before the bottom of the 9th inning. Mom went into the bathroom, and all of a sudden, there was a loud roar. We ran to the entry, and saw that Tom Brunansky had just homered to tie the game. The Twins won in extra innings.
Best Current Position Player: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez (I can’t argue with Aaron at all on these, although Albert Pujols put himself into this category this year.)
Best Current Pitcher: I’ll take Jason Schmidt right now over anyone.
Areas of Interest (baseball): Negro Leagues, minor league prospects, baseball cards, biographies, rumors, hot stove.
Areas of Interest (non-baseball): Sports cards, basketball, football, movies, music, tv, trivia, I try to be somewhat diverse.
Favorite Quote (baseball): “Think Classy, Be Classy” - Crash Davis, Bull Durham
Favorite Quote (non-baseball): “How you doin’?” - Joey, Matt LeBlanc on Friends.
That is it for me for today. I am hoping to get some sort of inspiration for tomorrow. So, I would encourage everyone to e-mail me and send me a question or two or three that you would like me to answer. They can be simple one-word answer questions, or elaborate, multi-part, deep questions. They can be about baseball, trade rumors, free agent rumblings, football, basketball, tv, movies, music, or my favorite color or day of the week. I’ll be happy to answer anything! If every person who visits the site can send me just one question, that would be wonderful!! So again, e-mail me.
Have a Great Day!
Back to Archives Home