This week’s profile is with Andrew Martin. Since he’s so fun on the field, we thought he might be fun to talk to. Boy were we wrong. Martin is the competitively tempered pitcher of the Alcoholics Anonymous. And, despite the team name, he’s a better pitcher, and human being, when he’s 2/3 into a six pack of PBR. He pitches hard, and hardly bats. Despite non-stop abuse from the rest of the league, he keeps coming back, and that makes us happy.
Team: Alcoholics Anonymous
Nickname: Burns (cause of the massive sideburns)
Hometown: Damascus, MD
Resides: Germantown, MD
Employer: Montgomery College
Career ERA: 0.58
Career K’s: 57 (3rd on the all-time career list after 1 season)
Awards: Don’t be ridiculous
TWIF: What is your favorite baseball team and who is your favorite baseball player of all time?
AM: Atlanta Braves, Larry Chipper Jones.
TWIF: Pitcher’s hand or pegging?
TWIF: Care to elaborate?
TWIF: What is your favorite thing about wiffleball?
AM: Drinking beer and the chase for the Cy Young.
TWIF: Isn’t that two things?
TWIF: Have you ever done anything under the bleachers you’re not proud of?
AM: I’m proud of everything I’ve done.
TWIF: If one player could fall through one of the Ft. Reno sink holes and disappear forever, who would you want it to be? (NOTE: Our inteview took place before we moved to Gravelly. Trust us, there were sink holes.)
AM: Dallas Brown and people will know why if they watch the game footage against Joe Buck Yourself.
TWIF: Some people say you’re the most annoying guy in the league. Others think you’re just in the top two. It’s clear you come to play ball, and play through the distractions, but tell us why everyone has judged you wrong, and you’re really a likeable guy we’d want to hang out with.
AM: During the games I’m probably annoying as hell cause I just talk shit but outside of wiffleball I like to have fun and I don’t talk shit. People just take what I say during games too seriously. They don’t realize that I am only like that in sports because that is the only place they know me from.