Danny Applegate is a lifelong baseball fan, adopting the Seattle Mariners as "his" team four years ago. When asked what prompted the Illinois resident to adopt a team so far from his home, Applegate said, "Two things really. The neverending heartbreak that comes from being born and raised a Cubs fan, and the fact that my first trip to Safeco Field involved fresh sushi. That, and the team was just a lot of fun to watch and talk about." Applegate is currently a 33 year old Undergrad at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is pursuing his degree is Psychology, and he intends to finish a Master's in Social Work. "Drug intervention work is what I'm planning to do for a living," says Danny. "But my passion for baseball has once again been ignited." When asked about his own personal favorite memory of the great game of baseball, he wanders off to somewhere and sometime from long ago, recalling the unassisted triple play he turned in a little league game. "I spiked the ball on the mound and ran off the field in a manner that would have made Pete Rose proud." He does go on to mention that no money changed hands during that game.