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Get To Know: Ricardo Marquez

So, who am I? No, this isn’t some intro to a boring philosophy lecture on Descartes. You have absolutely no idea who I am. Maybe you’ve seen me jump out of a spa in a “full on baseball suit”. Maybe you’ve seen me take multiple shots to the groin. Maybe you still don’t care who I am.

Well, I’m Ricardo Marquez, and I’ll be making myself look like a complete fool in this year’s MLB Fan Cave.

Covina, California is where I call home. I’ve lived in the same residence for 26 years with my roommates, aka my parents. “He’s 26 and has never moved out from his parents home? WHAT A BUM!” I KNOW! My childhood was great and filled with pizza, great friends, and obviously a ton of baseball. Growing up, I began to morph into my place as the token fat funny kid of the group. “Wait, Ricardo. I’m still stuck on the parents thing. You didn’t move out for college or anything?” First, thanks for interrupting. Second, no. After high school, I dabbled in pre-med. Once figuring out I couldn’t handle it, I switched to studying radiology, then business, then another major and another. My parents were thrilled! After having a cliche “bad break up," I found myself doing stand up in LA Comedy clubs and bars. I finally figured that out I wanted to make people laugh and focused more on my terrible writing and slacked on my comedic craft thus completely bombing shows. RIP, Comedy Career. It was a great three years

“Ricardo, it seems like you either fail or give up on most things. WHAT GIVES!?” There is one thing I can honestly say I’ve never given up on, and that is Angels Baseball. Growing up in “Dodger Country” (Throws Up), it was hard to root for a team other than the Boys in Blue without being ridiculed by my family. I found myself completely enthralled with the Angels thanks to my Little League team, my love for Chili Davis and the 1994 hit movie "Angels in the Outfield." I can’t sit here and tell you I have been a fan since I was two. I can’t even remember what I had for dinner yesterday. What I do remember is going to my first Angels game in ‘95 and having my uncle point out that Chili Davis was going to destroy the Yankees. Sure enough, Chili hit a bomb off the Yanks and I was hooked. On top of that, how can you not like a team that had past players like Rod Carew and Nolan Ryan?

Who knows what’s in store for this season of the MLB Fan Cave? All I know is that this year, Major League Baseball has given me, and the rest of the Fan Cave Nine, the opportunity to talk to all you fans. Let’s take advantage of this. Tweet, message, or even send a Carrier Pigeon to me. I just want to get to know you. The MLB Fan Cave isn’t about the nine dwellers. It’s about the entire MLB Community. Stay Weird, eat pizza, and above all else #PosiVibes. I’m Ricardo Marquez, and I’ll take a shot in the groin for you.

Follow Ricardo on Twitter @iBlogBetter.

So, who am I? No, this isn’t some intro to a boring philosophy lecture on Descartes. You have absolutely no idea who I am. Maybe you’ve seen me jump out of a spa in a “full on baseball suit”. Maybe you’ve seen me take multiple shots to the groin. Maybe you still don’t care who I am.

Well, I’m Ricardo Marquez, and I’ll be making myself look like a complete fool in this year’s MLB Fan Cave.

Covina, California is where I call home. I’ve lived in the same residence for 26 years with my roommates, aka my parents. “He’s 26 and has never moved out from his parents home? WHAT A BUM!” I KNOW! My childhood was great and filled with pizza, great friends, and obviously a ton of baseball. Growing up, I began to morph into my place as the token fat funny kid of the group. “Wait, Ricardo. I’m still stuck on the parents thing. You didn’t move out for college or anything?” First, thanks for interrupting. Second, no. After high school, I dabbled in pre-med. Once figuring out I couldn’t handle it, I switched to studying radiology, then business, then another major and another. My parents were thrilled! After having a cliche “bad break up," I found myself doing stand up in LA Comedy clubs and bars. I finally figured that out I wanted to make people laugh and focused more on my terrible writing and slacked on my comedic craft thus completely bombing shows. RIP, Comedy Career. It was a great three years

“Ricardo, it seems like you either fail or give up on most things. WHAT GIVES!?” There is one thing I can honestly say I’ve never given up on, and that is Angels Baseball. Growing up in “Dodger Country” (Throws Up), it was hard to root for a team other than the Boys in Blue without being ridiculed by my family. I found myself completely enthralled with the Angels thanks to my Little League team, my love for Chili Davis and the 1994 hit movie "Angels in the Outfield." I can’t sit here and tell you I have been a fan since I was two. I can’t even remember what I had for dinner yesterday. What I do remember is going to my first Angels game in ‘95 and having my uncle point out that Chili Davis was going to destroy the Yankees. Sure enough, Chili hit a bomb off the Yanks and I was hooked. On top of that, how can you not like a team that had past players like Rod Carew and Nolan Ryan?

Who knows what’s in store for this season of the MLB Fan Cave? All I know is that this year, Major League Baseball has given me, and the rest of the Fan Cave Nine, the opportunity to talk to all you fans. Let’s take advantage of this. Tweet, message, or even send a Carrier Pigeon to me. I just want to get to know you. The MLB Fan Cave isn’t about the nine dwellers. It’s about the entire MLB Community. Stay Weird, eat pizza, and above all else #PosiVibes. I’m Ricardo Marquez, and I’ll take a shot in the groin for you.

Follow Ricardo on Twitter @iBlogBetter.