Dave LaMont

Dave LaMont with sons Drew (left) and Drake (right)

Dave LaMont with sons Drew (left) and Drake (right)

Name:  Dave LaMont

I-75 League team name:  Springfield Isotopes

Birthdate:  May 3, 1960

Currently resident of: Plantation, Fla.

Birthplace:  McLean, Va.

Family:  Wife Jennifer, Sons Drake and Drew, Golden Retriever Riley

Occupation:  Sportscaster

Employer:  ESPN

Job title:  Play-by-play announcer

In plain English, what do you do:  Spanning the globe, bringing you the constant variety of sports…the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat

Real-life MLB team you are a fan of:  Baltimore Orioles

Year you first started playing Strat: 1998

Year you first joined the I-75  League: 1998 or whenever the last year of the Jacaranda Lakers was

How you first were introduced to Strat:  Jamie Turner, former skipper and multiple I-75 champion from the Tropical Heat regaled me of his many victorious exploits

Origin of your team name:  The Simpsons

Any Strat involvement outside the I-75 League? I am monogamous

One thing you would do to improve the league:  Let me win it one year

Fondest I-75 competition memory; (1) in my second year in the league, my mediocore offering knocked Tropical out of the playoffs in a face to face matchup in Jamie’s new Cleveland dwelling. (2) opening an email from Ken telling me I had defeated his team to advance in my first I-75 playoffs, made the World Series that year but lost to the Lumberjacks (3) taking Strat to another continent when the Heat and Isotopes played in Scotland in 2007.

Fondest Convention moment: anytime I can get the Czar to yell out “Good Pick” or get anyone in the room to curse my selection. Can’t beat that.

Favorite I-75 League Tradition; the effort everyone makes to get to the convention

Trade or Draft Pick I would like to have back: (1) in my first draft, after choosing Ivan Rodriguez in the first round (-5 arm that year) to the approval of the room, drafting Omar Daal with the second round pick, to deafening silence. Little did I know then the Glen Head contingent believes lefty starters are the cause of world poverty, nuclear proliferation, cancer and governors who quit on the people who voted them in. Also that Juan Gonzalez trade I made with the Volcanoes that didn’t work out.

Trade or Draft Pick on which I hit a homer: The famous “minor deal” between the Heat and Topes. Springfield swapped an underachieving Manny Ramirez for Albert Pujols (pre-retention obviously). Pujols performed admirably in helping Springfield make the playoffs. Also, who can forget the famed Bonds hysteria when Springfield nabbed Luis Gonzalez and watched him hit 60+ homers while his jaw was past chest level that year.

How you can be reached electronically (e-mail, Twitter, Skype, AIM or other): email: jjjdcl@aol.com

How to follow you: Facebook: Dave LaMont, Twitter @DaveLaMont1, Instagram: davelamont

Your chance to self-promote:  I have an incredible job, loving family…and still I seek legitimacy through rolling computer dice. Quite sad really…

 

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