Q & A with the Owners (zinpa)

12th in a series (by 69cubs)

Helena Handbaskets owner, zinpa, is on his 14th season in Mathewson and is on a roll! Having won the last 5 (and 6 of 7) division titles. This, for a team that barely had one winning season (83 wins in season 6) before zinpa took over. After building this team up, Helena is now a perennial powerhouse.

Overall in 13 seasons in Mathewson, zinpa has a 1087-1019 (.517) record with 6 division titles and 1 WC appearance. Helena did play in the season 19 World Series.

Overall in HBD, zinpa has built up a 3991-3461 (.536) with 22 division titles and an additional 5 WC appearances in 46 total seasons.

On with the Q & A with zinpa

Favorite MLB Team:
Cleveland Indians

Favorite all-time and/or current player(s):
Willie McCovey. Though not an Indian, he was an imposing player especially to an impressionable kid.

Favorite Matthewson player(s) current and/or All time:
Tomas Gonzalez. He was the 1st big international player I ever signed. He's the teams all-time leader in wins despite having an entire season plus part of another wiped out by an injury.

Significance of team name and/or username:
Hell in a handbasket? Thought I was being clever only to later find out someone had used the same team name seasons earlier.

Favorite non-baseball team/sport:
Big Chicago fan in all the other major sports. Also, a big fan of my local teams: Erie Otters of the OHL and the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League(where Linsanity started, lol).

Born and raised in Erie, PA. Big sports fan. Season ticket holder for the Otters and Bayhawks. Former season ticket holder for the AA Erie Seawolves and Cleveland Indians.

Favorite Matthewson moment:
Making the season 19 World Series. Unfortunately, we got swept.

Team you most dislike to face:
I hate playing any Colorado team because of the ballpark, but I especially dislike playing Hoyanoel's Crush team because he usually handles me in the playoffs.

One tip you can share with all:
Get pitching!

Thank You zinpa! Keep those Handbaskets coming to collect all your division titles in them. Maybe soon, you will need a larger basket for a World Series title!

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