This week’s profile is with Jesse Contario. Fresh off a Rookie of the Year Award and a World Series appearance last year with Flaglove, with a new team name and a new, tougher division, Contario is trying to avoid a sophomore slump. The opening week of the season was rough on him, but week 2 was even worse. He left his team and skipped out to drive to Vermont to attend a Justin Bieber concert. He needs to get back on track if the Bros have any chance of making it back to the Spring Fall Classic.
Team: Brosephorous Rex
Hometown: Geneva, New York
Resides: Arlington, VA
Employer: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Career Avg: .422
Career Slg: .933
Awards: Rookie of the Year and Player of the Week
TWIF: What is your favorite baseball team and who is your favorite baseball player of all time?
JC: New York Mets and favorite player is probably Darryl Strawberry, that guy was a BAMF.
TWIF: Small ball or big inning?
JC: Small ball – you know how we do.
TWIF: Who is the most annoying member of Flaglove?
JC: Conventional wisdom says Paul “biggest a-hole in six counties” Costello, but it’s really Week 2 POTW-hopeful Sean Conway.
TWIF: Have you ever done anything under the bleachers you’re not proud of?
JC: After a few beers I’ve been known to force party guests at my home to watch the video of me hitting dingers on the PWL website – but that’s nothing to be embarrassed about right?
TWIF: If you could drown one player in the Potomac this season, who would it be?
JC: Two weeks ago I would have said Tony, but now I just feel bad for him. He’s playing on a .500 club that isn’t nationally ranked. I guess if I keep hitting like I did in week one maybe I’ll have to put the cement boots on my own feet.
TWIF: Rookie of the Year. A World Series appearance. It was a great rookie season for you and your entire team. The only real disappointment, besides losing the World Series, was your team name. Widely considered the worst in the league. Now, you’ve gone even worse this season. How can you guys overcome the name to find wiffleball success?
JC: In Latin Brosepherous Rex loosely translates to king of the Brosifs – and that’s kind of how we live our lives. It’s the only way we know how. Last year was a whirlwind – having to win our last six games of the regular season just to make the playoffs and then playing great ball to beat Clubber Lang and head to the World Series. It was a great learning experience. Last year was fun but we’re going to have to play better, early this season if we want any shot at making the playoffs in the new and improved PWL. Shit just got real.