Q and A With Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner

Today’s Q and A entry is on Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner of the MLB Fan Cave.

Since the start of the MLB season, Mike and Ryan have watched EVER single MLB game. Through this experience they’ve also been able to meet and talk to many current and past MLB stars.

Below’s Q and A is meant to help you to learn more about what Mike and Ryan are in to:

1.) Favorite type of music.

MIKE: “Punk.” 

RYAN: “Blues.”

2.) Favorite song.

MIKE: “Too many to name.”

RYAN: “Guilty. (Written by Randy Newman. Performed by John Belushi.)”

3.) Favorite food.

MIKE: “Seafood.”

RYAN: “My mom’s cheesecake.”

4.) Favorite T.V. show.

MIKE: “Sons of Anarchy/Rescue Me.”

RYAN: “House.”

5.) Favorite movie.

MIKE: “Animal House.”

RYAN: “Too many to pick one.”

6.) Favorite book.

MIKE: “The Westies.”

RYAN: “Right now it’s the Game of Thrones series.”

7.) Favorite thing to do in free time.

MIKE: “Listen to music and hang with friends and family.”

RYAN: “Nap. Or play golf.”

8.) Favorite time of year.

MIKE: “Autumn.”

RYAN: “Fall. I like the cold.”

9.) Favorite sport, besides baseball.

MIKE: “Football.”

RYAN: “Football. Go Ravens!”

10.) Favorite player growing up.

MIKE: “Donnie, Nettles and Reggie.”

RYAN: “Cal.”

11.) Favorite shoe brand.

MIKE: “Nike.”

RYAN: “I love Nike and Under Armour.”

12.) Favorite car.

MIKE: “Cadillac.”

RYAN: “57 Bel Air 13.”

13.) Favorite subject, when in school.

MIKE: “English literature.”

RYAN: “I liked History, and Political Science. And theatre courses.”

14.) Favorite quote.

MIKE: “There are so many great quotes. I really can’t pick one.”

RYAN: “That’s a hard one. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.-Albus Dumbledore.”

15.) Favorite moment from time spent in MLB Fan Cave thus far.

MIKE: “Talking with Goose Gossage.”

RYAN: “Probably just getting to hang out with some amazing people. Ernie Banks, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, etc.”

I hope this helped you to learn more about Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner of the MLB Fan Cave.

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Big thanks to Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner for answering my questions.

You can follow Mike and Ryan on twitter: @mikeyoh21 , @rwags614 , @MLBFanCave

The next Q and A entry will be posted on Saturday, August 20, on Jeremy Guthrie, of the Baltimore Orioles.

PAST Q AND A ENTRIES: Brent Lillibridge and Daniel Hudson.

Blog Entry Schedule

I’m leaving today for Greensboro, NC. More specifically, Newbridge Bank Park.

Last time I was there the date was May 23rd, 2011, and Bryce Harper was in town.

No Bryce Harper this time. In fact, no really BIG superstar prospects. Just me, my grandparents, and a couple of ballgames. (7:00 game tonight. And a 12:30 game tomorrow.)

As far as the blog goes, I’m still going to post a Q and A entry tomorrow, on Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner of the MLB Fan Cave. I’ll then post a recap from tonight’s game, on Thursday. And a recap from tomorrow’s game, on Friday. Then another Q and A entry on Saturday, on Jeremy Guthrie.

Wow, that’s a busy blogging schedule. But I can handle it. (I hope.)

In other news:

CONGRATULATIONS JIM THOME!!!!!

As you more than likely already know, Jim Thome hit his 600th home run last night. Becoming the first player EVER to hit home run number 599 and 600 in back to back at bats.

Jim Thome is a great person in addition to being an amazing ballplayer. He deserves to celebrate his incredible accomplishment with pride.

Below are some tweets congratulating Jim Thome on his 600th HR. Be warned. There are a lot of them. (Even if you don’t want to read the tweets, scroll down to the bottom to see the 600th home run ball.)

 Here’s the actual 600th home run ball:

Pretty cool stuff.

Congrats again to Jim Thome.

My Official Apology To Dan Uggla

If you never read the entry that jinxed Dan Uggla, CLICK HERE, to read it. If you’ve already read it, continue reading…..

My apology to Dan Uggla for jinxing him is as follows:

Dear Dan Uggla,

As you probably haven’t heard, I posted a blog entry on you yesterday. It was about your 33 game hit streak and my prediction of how far I felt you would go before your streak was broken.

I quickly got my answer.

Mere hours after the entry was posted, the ballgame was over, and you had gone hitless.

It was my fault.

Knowing that I am the BIGGEST jinx in the world, I posted the entry anyway. The entry that ruined your chance of extending your hit streak to 34 games.

So, I apologize. For doing the stupidest thing, that a jinx can do. Jinx you, by talking/writing about your hit streak.

Please accept my apology.

Your biggest jinx,

-Matt Huddleston

And there you have it. My official apology to Dan Uggla.

I hope he accepts.

Dear reader. I know that Dan Uggla will NEVER see this. (I’m not THAT stupid.) It was just a fun little entry in which I apologized *to* Dan Uggla.

Just wanted to make that clear.

How Long “Dan” He Go?

Dan Uggla has gotten at least one hit in every game since July 5th. That calculates out to a 33 game hit streak. The longest hit streak this season, and the longest in Atlanta Braves history.

A hit today and tomorrow would tie him, with Chase Utley and Luis Castillo,  for the longest hit streak ever for a second baseman, with 35 straight games. A record that seems more than likely, with the way Uggla’s been hitting lately. Completley locked in.

So, three more games with a hit would put him in the record books for the longest hitting streak ever for a second baseman. And five more games with a hit would make him the lone record holder for longest hit streak in Braves franchise history. (A record currently held by Tommy Holmes. As he went on a streak of 37 straight games for the Boston Braves, back in 1945.)

Considering the fact that Dan Uggla seems to be locked in while at the plate lately, I’d say he has a great chance of passing Tommy Holmes record, and possibly reaching a hit streak of 40 games. But what are his chances of passing, or even coming close to Joe DiMaggio’s record of 56 games, set back in 1941? Only time will tell.

The only thing that is for certain is that Dan Uggla is hitting better than anyone else in MLB. That isn’t an opinion, it’s an actual fact, supported by his incredible stats. 

If Uggla does continue his streak 23 more games to tie DiMaggio for longest hit streak ever, it will come on September 6 in Philadelphia. (With Uggla breaking DiMaggio’s record on the 7th.)

But that’s a long way off, and a lot has to, and could happen, between now and then.

We’ll have to just wait and see.

So what do you think Dan Uggla’s chances are of breaking DiMaggio’s record of a 56 game hitting streak that has stood for the past 60 years? Do you think he will break it? If not, how many games do you think he’ll get to before the streak is broken? Leave a comment, and let me hear your thoughts…….

(Personally I think Dan Uggla will make it to 42 games with a hit, before failing to get a hit in the 43rd game. Why 42? I don’t know. It’s just a number that stands out in my head.)

UPDATE

Well, the Braves game is over, and so is the streak. My apology to Dan Uggla for jinxing him will come in my next entry. No really. I’m going to post an entry apologizing to Dan. It’ll be up tomorrow……

UPDATE #2

Here’s the link to my apology: CLICK HERE

Q and A With Daniel Hudson

Today’s Q and A entry is on Daniel Hudson. Starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

When Daniel Hudson made his Major League debut on September 4, 2009, he pitched two innings of scoreless relief. Since then Hudson has worked his way up to starting pitcher where he has had success.

Belows Q and A’s is meant for you to learn more about what interests Daniel Hudson:

1.) Favorite type of music.

“Country and Rock.”

2.) Favorite song.

“Sideways. (By Dierks Bentley.)”

3.) Favorite food.

“Pizza.”

4.) Favorite T.V. show.

“Entourage.”

5.) Favorite movie.

“Superbad.”

6.) Favorite book.

“Don’t read much.”

7.) Favorite thing to do in free time.

“Golf.”

8.) Favorite time of year.

“Spring/early fall.”

9.) Favorite sport, besides baseball.

“Football.”

10.) Favorite player growing up.

“Chipper Jones.”

11.) Favorite shoe brand.

“Nike.”

12.) Favorite car.

“Porsche Panorama.”

13.) Favorite subject, when in school.

“History.”

14.) Favorite quote.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

15.) Favorite moment of baseball career thus far.

“Getting called up in ’09 while playing in Norfolk, VA. (My home town.) 90 friends and family there. Including my fiance.” 

I hope this helped you to learn more about Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Big thanks to Daniel Hudson for answering my questions.

You can follow Daniel Hudson on twitter: @DHuddy41

The next Q and A entry will be posted Wednesday, August 17, on Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner, of the MLB Fan Cave.

PAST Q AND A ENTRIES: Brent Lillibridge

Q and A With Brent Lillibridge

Today is the start of the Q and A entries that I’ll post every Wednesday and Saturday, until the end of the MLB season.

Today’s Q and A entry, is on Brent Lillibridge. Outfielder for the Chicago Whitesox.

Lillibridge made his major league debut on April 26, 2008 for the Atlanta Braves. Since being traded to the White Sox, Lillibridge has belted eleven home runs as well as collected 45 RBI’s. Although his stats can be found in two seconds through a Google search, there are other interesting things about him that can’t be found as easily. If at all. The type of things the questions below were meant to unveil:

1.) Favorite type of music.

“Rock/country.”

2.) Favorite song.

“These Hard Times. (By NeedToBreathe.)”

3.) Favorite food.

“Breakfast.”

4.) Favorite T.V. show.

Left unanswered.

5.) Favorite movie.

“Troy.”

6.) Favorite book.

“Heaven. (By Randy Alcorn.)”

7.) Favorite thing to do in free time.

“[Be] on a boat.”

8.) Favorite time of year.

“Summer. (In Seattle.)”

9.) Favorite sport, besides baseball.

“Football/basketball.”

10.) Favorite player growing up.

“Omar Vizquel.”

11.) Favorite shoe brand.

“Nike.”

12.) Favorite car.

“Audi.”

13.) Favorite subject, when in school.

“Science.”

14.) Favorite quote.

“John 3:30-He must increase, but I must decrease.”

15.) Favorite moment of baseball career, thus far.

“Robbing Cano of a game winner. And [robbing] Crisp of a home run.”

I hope this helped you to learn more about Brent Lillibridge of the Chicago White Sox.

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Big thanks to Brent Lillibridge for answering my questions.

You can follow Brent Lillibridge on twitter: @BSLillibridge

The next Q and A entry will be posted Saturday, August 13th, on Daniel Hudson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Starting THIS Wednesday

Starting this Wednesday, and continuing every Wednesday, until the end of the baseball season, I’m going to post a blog entry on a MLB player or ESPN/MLB Network baseball analyst.

It will be a Q and A type entry with random questions like, “What’s your favorite food?” and stuff like that. Basically questions to help you to learn random but interesting things about that person.

This Wednesday’s entry is going to be on Brent Lillibridge.

In no particular order, the next three entries after that will be on Shawn Kelley, Shelley Duncan, and Intentional Talk’s Chris Rose.

I’m going to try to get more MLB players, and baseball analysts to answer my questions, but those are the guaranteed four I’ve gotten so far.

So check back every Wednesday, at least, for that.