Mark Handelman

Mark Handelman

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About

I spend so much time yelling and screaming at my TV (and at myself) watching sports, or complaining to my many friends who are not sports fans. Why not take the time to blog about it amongst fellow impassioned fans?

I love to write, so this is just the perfect opportunity. Whether it develops into something more glamorous is anyone's guess, and something I'll get to when and if the situation arises.

I am a 28 year-old avid baseball fan. Well, first and foremost, I am a New York Mets fan. Then, I am a fan of 27 other teams. The Yankees and Phillies do not factor into this equation. I do have my other "favorites" - the Brewers, the Athletics, the Red Sox, the Rays, the Diamondbacks. But I could watch any game on TV and be satisfied and find a player or team to root for.

I only recently discovered fantasy baseball, and it only enhances my knowledge and love for the game of baseball (I really sound like a drug addict by saying that). I won my first league in 2007, and won again in 2008 and 2009. Eventually, I'll have my own commercials and fantasy baseball website, I'm sure of it.

As a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from an area University, I am also interested in the media. If the men with balls and bats aren't on the television when I am screaming at it, the television is broadcasting sorry pieces of so-called news, poorly-thought out commercials, or cookie-cutter television sitcoms. Sports media are certainly not exempt from the pitfalls of television. Catchphrases, boring stories, and dancing around issues make someone like me hit the mute button on remote, and call the game in my head.

Like many sports fans, I love to complain. When things are good for a fan's team, they're happy. When things hit the fan, they're happy to be so angry and opinionated. That fits me pretty well. I think I enjoy complaining about my teams more than I do celebrating their accomplishments.

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  • Richard Bowler posted 1765 days ago

    Richard Bowler

    Check out my new article on the top 10 fantasy 1st basemen.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/348706-top-ten-fantasy-baseball-first-basemen

  • Richard Marsh posted 1971 days ago

    Richard Marsh

    I thought I'd get my 2 cents in. Your comments will be appreciated. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/226165-omar-minaya-chance-for-redemption