Q & A with the Owners (cavone)

22nd in a series (by 69cubs)

Q & A  #22 spotlights cavone and the Norfolk Tars

cavone, like many other owners is an original owner and has hung out in Norfolk since the beginning.

His Tars have only had 5 seasons (out of 23) with less than 81 wins. So, you know that he is battling for the division year in and year out! He also has 6 first place finishes and 3 wild card appearances. With one of the wild card appearances, he made it to the World Series (season 16), losing to the upstart Chicago Billy Goats (who would go on with 4 of 5 World Series Championships starting in season 16).

In Mathewson, cavone is at 1944 - 1782 (.522) and should hit the 2000 win mark this season!

Overall in HBD, cavone has 65 seasons under his belt with 10 division titles and 6 wild card appearances. He is still searching for that first World Championship, but with his consistency for his teams, that is not a far-fetched idea!

On with the Q & A with cavone

Favorite MLB Team:
When I first began paying attention to sports, I was living in Atlanta, and so, I became a Braves fan! I still miss the Superstation!

Favorite all-time and/or current player(s):
Hank Aaron,, Phil Neikro, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Chipper Jones and many other Braves!

Favorite Mathewson player(s) current and/or All-Time:
I have had many of them!

Right now, I would pick my closer, Hector Riley.
Past players include Carlos Cubillan, Vinny Murata and Patrick Page -- all Norfolk Tars!

Significance of team name and/or username:
I live in Tidewater, Virginia area and there was a minor league team in the 40's named the Tars. Tar is another name for sailor and Norfolk is home to the world's largest naval base. 

Cavone is a combination of Cavalier and one. I went to U of Va.

Favorite non-baseball team/sport:
U of Va basketball and football. Both are on their way back after years in the wasteland.


I was born near Clemson, SC, but moved around a lot as my father was in the military. We settled in Virginia Beach finally and I graduated from U of Va. I attended law school at William and Mary and currently practice as an attorney in the Tidewater area.

Married with 2 sons in college (William and Mary and the other in George Mason) and one son in 8th grade!

Favorite Mathewson moment:
Well, I have done fairly well here, but never won the world series. I guess it would have to be when I won the National League championship and advanced tot he World Series!

Team you most dislike to face:
Like many, I have trouble with Colorado.
I like my division as we have had much stability and competition over the years!
(Editors note - this division has cavone and todzilla from day 1, zoobaseball since season 6 and only 2 owners, drejday and wild44, for the 4th franchise since season 5).

One tip you can share with all:
As I have never won it all, I don't think I'm much in position to give tips. 
I would say, develop your minor league teams and don't spend too much on free agents. Go younger and cheaper if you can.

Thank You cavone! Even though that world series as so far eluded you, your consistency and organizational goal will eventually get you that championship. Then, maybe, you can start your own Superstation and have the Tars as America's team!

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