Spheroid: The Bullpen Baker

Title: The Bullpen Baker | MLBlogger: Becca 
Template: Athletics | First Post in The Show

Why did you sign up for an MLBlog?

To be honest, a few years ago, I would have said, "Baseball? Zzzzz." But then I read Moneyball, and everything changed; it’s like I saw the light. Now, having an MLBlog allows me to share my strange combination of passion for the A’s and my intense yearning to feed them sugary treats with others in the baseball (and non-baseball) community. Plus my boyfriend thinks it’s really hot that his girlfriend is into baseball, and all of his friends are jealous, too.


What is your favorite team and why?

The Oakland A’s. They’re young, attractive, and play good baseball. Plus, green and gold compliment my eyes; orange and black? Not quite.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

My mom taught me how to share at a young age (Well, except sharing with my sister Emily. That took a little extra time), and blogging with MLBlogs lets me share my baseball experiences with likeminded (and sometimes not likeminded) fans.

Favorite blogs, including at least one in the MLBlogosphere:

Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit
, Becks & Posh, Dessert First, Cream Puffs in Venice, Pick Me Up Some Mets, Athletics Nation, Overheard in the Office, Oakland A’s Days


My most memorable MLB moment:

Probably when Kirk Saarloos smiled and pointed at me (and/or at my cookies). *Sigh* At least I have another reason to visit my grandmother in Cincinnati! Marco’s home run off the left field foul pole earlier this season almost takes the cake, though. I was sitting about 15 feet away, and everyone, dejected moments earlier, jumped out of their seats and cheered like crazy. Well, except for those Yankee fans. I think they were sneering.

What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?

I’d be creating a "who’s who in our lineup" guide. It’s great that all these new guys keep visiting our dougout. And playing. And scoring home runs. But I just can’t keep up with all of the changes! If I weren’t blogging or doing something directly baseball related, I’d probably be searching online for new bakeware. I really want to try a silicone muffin tin. Remember when silicone was only used for one thing? Those were the days.

Last MLB item you bought:

I bought a root beer during preseason at AT&T, and it came in a Giants cup (which of course I didn’t keep). If that doesn’t count, either tickets or a green hoodie. It’s a great hoodie, too. It keeps me warm on those brisk East Bay nights!

Who is your favorite MLB player?

Is? I can only choose one? As I’m The Bullpen Baker, I’d throw my favoriteness behind Huston Street. He’s young, but he seems to deal well with pressure, even when he’s injured or having an off moment. Outside of the bullpen, though, I’d say it’s a tie between Rich Harden (injured or not) and Eric Chavez, and if I had to pick only one of these, I’d go with Rich ‘cuz he’s single…

Happiness is…

…like a box of my chocolate chip walnut spice cookies. And knowing that your team has heart and facial hair.

What’s even better than Becca’s yummy ballpark morsels or taking up-close pics like this one she captured below? Being a Spheroid! Click the Spheroids link on the side of this community blog, and scan the list of them going back a couple of years. You can find out more about your fellow MLBloggers and what rocks their worlds. Just email us your responses to the same Nine Questions that Becca graciously answered (put "SPHEROID" in the Subject line), and — voila! — instant marketing for a blogger. ONLY AT MLBLOGS!




ATTN: All Radio Listeners

Baseball Talk with Carl “The Cabbie” & Dugout Joe will be interviewing former major league reliever and the 1974 NL Cy Young Award winner, Dr. Mike Marshall tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00 p.m. (EST) to 2:00 p.m. (EST).

You can listen at the following link:


Never thought I’d be jealous of a bullpen…but boy those goodies must be nice!


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