Our ongoing series with the powers that be who run Halos Heaven continues with Cupie, a retired rock star who lives in Yorba Linda and works as a music producer when he is not raising two kids or helping out behind the scenes here. He may not post that often but Cupie is almost always lurking and is a great "direction" guy with epic vision about where to take this blog. And if all that were not enough, he was the one man to equate "Panther" with "Angel Greatness".
WHO WAS THE FIRST ANGELS PLAYER YOU DECIDED WAS "YOUR GUY"?Bobby Bonds. As a kid listening to games on the radio; I loved how his named sounded. Also, one of the first games I remember going to, he had hit a home run. It might have been the first and possibly the last game I remember going with my dad, thus a win-win for me.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CURRENT ANGEL AND WHY?
Jered Weaver. Not to sound cliché, but I love his fire and competiveness. I believe that he believes that he will strike everyone out. In my opinion, he believes that, "I am better than you… And I will beat you." He pitches like the Metallica lyric: "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets" (Damage, Inc.).
WHICH SIDE OF THE "STATS VS CHEMISTRY" DEBATE ARE YOU ON AND WHY?
To be honest, I really don’t know what this question is asking. It reads like a wacky Logic and Critical Thinking JC course. If you are winning; then the whole debate is moot. Everybody is happy. If I would rather have good guys on my team vs bad guys and stats, I will always take the good guys. I will always take Jeter over ARod. I am not building a fantasy baseball team. That being said, for better or worse, the new generations of GM’s will plug in categories to EHarmony.com and find the best value, best fit, best stats, and best chemistry for their ball club, while Tony Reagins will still be working with Power Rangers and the myspace.com paradigm.
PICK A SONG FOR THE ANGELS TO REPLACE BUTTERCUP WITH?
I really don’t understand why "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is not enough. Honestly, "Buttercup" doesn’t bother me all that much. If I had to pick a jam, I would offer "Rockets are Red" by GVSB. In lieu of this season, the lyrics pretty much sum up the Halos season. "Shit just don't arrive, Some things just don’t arrive, Some hits just don’t arrive… Every goddamn time, It’s the same, Every goddamn time." (apologies for the language).
IF YOU WERE IN CHARGE OF THE ANGELS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, NAME THE PERFORMER YOU
BREAK THE BANK TO GET.
The Clash, besides breaking the bank, I would have to break into heaven.
SAY SOMETHING BALLSY / CONTROVERSIAL FOR US TO REMEMBER YOU BY...
Fantasy baseball had a bigger impact than Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and the year of the home run. While it might have been exciting for the moment, it didn’t last. Hell, it should have had on the Steroid Olympics skit on SNL. I believe that the modeling and measuring your team based on stats has its roots in fantasy baseball.