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!

Q & A with the Owners (oddson)

21st in a series (by 69cubs)

Q & A returns this season with #21 and the Las Vegas High Rollers and their owner since day 1 of Mathewson, oddson!

Oddson with Las Vegas has won the NL West 4 times and finished 2nd another 12 times out of 23 seasons.  With the 4 division win, there were also another 11 wild card appearances for Las Vegas. And of those 15 playoff appearances, Las Vegas has 2 World Series Championships!

Some believe his team is sometimes overlooked because of the division they are in (with Colorado), but, oddson has Las Vegas just as ready every season and you know that playing against this team will be a tough series!

With a career W/L record (going into season 24) of 2026-1700 (.544) in Mathewson, oddson is also no slouch outside of Mathewson as his overall HBD W/L record is 7070-5728 (.552) AND an additional 3 World Series Championships in 79 total seasons!

On with the Q & A with oddson

Favorite MLB Team:
Growing up in New York, it's hard not to be a Yankee fan.

Favorite all-time and/or current player(s):
Hard to say, so many great ones. But, I would go with Don Mattingly and Derek Jeter!

Favorite Mathewson player(s) current and/or All-Time:
Being an original member (in Mathewson), there are many players. 

I would say, in the past, Stevie Slaughter and Jeff Trammell.
Currently, Hector Arroyo and Derrick Monroe.

Significance of team name and/or username:
oddson comes from me making a projected betting line in my fantasy football league and predicting me, the "odds-on" favorite!

Favorite non-baseball team/sport:
New York Jets

I grew up in NY, where I graduated Hofstra University where I met my current wife of 19 years. I moved to Las Vegas 19 years ago, where I became a professional sports bettor and poker player. And I have two great kids!

Favorite Mathewson moment:
Season 8 when I barely made the playoffs and went on to win the World Series that season!

Team you most dislike to face:
Like so many others, I would say the Colorado Colorado Crush (hoyanoel). Games with them are always meaningful!

But, I can also say that the games with Colorado Colorado Crush with hoyanoel can also be regarded as the team I most LIKE to face for the same reason: these games are always meaningful!

One tip you can share with all:
Don't get caught up in ratings of players, they can sometimes be very missleading!

Thank You oddson! If I was a betting man (which I am) and the way you have Las Vegas playing this season, I would guess that Las Vegas might be one of the "odds-on" favorites to win the World Series this season!