Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ten Facts About Matt Nadel 4/9/14

Hey baseball fans!

So, I've realized that in the past that I have never really told you a lot about my personal life. That changes today! Here are ten facts about myself, Matt Nadel, that I think you would find interesting.

Number Ten: I live next to a professional golf course
I live in Springfield, New Jersey. Probably the only famous thing in Springfield is the Baltusrol Golf Course, which will be hosting the 2016 PGA Championship. If you go down my street for about 100 feet, you can see the golf course through a fence!


Number Nine: My favorite NFL team is the Giants, I love the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers, and I'll sometimes root for the Devils
Living in New Jersey, I like New Jersey sports teams. My dad was a big Giants fan growing up, so that's how I got to be a Giants fan. The Nets are the local NBA team, but I loved Chris Paul on the New Orleans Hornets and became a Clippers fan when he started throwing alley-oops to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. I'm not a big hockey fan, but I look at the NHL standings occasionally, just to see how the Devils are doing, but I don't follow the Devils religiously.


Number Eight: My mom's dad is a botanist
Well, he's not really a certified botanist, but he was given the title of "master gardener" by the master gardener organization. Anyway, my grandpa volunteers as a docent at the New York Botanical Garden. He loves teaching me about different kinds of plants, like the orchid, one of his favorite flowers.

Number Seven: Half of my family speaks fluent Spanish
My dad's dad grew up in Cuba and my dad's mom was born in Uruguay and lived there until she was in her late teens. Naturally, they taught my dad and uncle how to speak Spanish at a young age and the four of them sometimes have conversations in Spanish. I'm starting to speak more Spanish myself because I just started learning it in school.

Number Six: I'm pretty good at geography
I won the Geography Bee in my school when I was in eighth grade and I can recite a song that states almost every country in the world (it was written in the '80s, so not every country is up-to-date).

Number Five: I enjoy a lot of coffee-related things
I'm not addicted to coffee in any way, but I realized that coffee or coffee-flavored things regularly appear somewhere on my side of the table when I eat breakfast. I sometimes drink an iced latte from Dunkin Donuts or milk with just a splash of coffee inside of it. Also, because I'm not a big fan of vanilla yogurt, sometimes for breakfast, I eat coffee yogurt. However, I've never tried coffee-flavored ice cream.


Number Four: I mainly blog about baseball, but I also play baseball
Although I'm riding the bench as a freshman, I am part of my high school's baseball team. However, because of my baseball knowledge, I always provide a quick historical fact for anyone to enjoy while sitting on the bench with my teammates when it's our turn to bat.

Number Three: I'm a huge fan of CBS TV programs
I sometimes watched How I Met Your Mother when it was still making new episodes, I think Melissa McCarthy is hilarious on Mike and Molly, and Two and a Half Men always brings me a smile whenever I watch it. However, I am a HUGE Big Bang Theory fan. I've watched almost every episode and I even have a shirt with Jim Parsons saying "Bazinga." For all you non-Big Bang Theory-watchers, "Bazinga" is Sheldon Cooper's (played by Jim Parsons) catchphrase.


Number Two: I play a lot of video games
Being a teenager, video games take up a lot of my time during the weekends. I have a total of four systems, a Wii, an XBOX 360, a PS3, and a PS4, and whenever a friend comes over, all we do is play on the consoles. I have mostly sports video games and my favorite is the "Madden" franchise, the NFL video game. However, they are all really fun to play.


Number One: I love YouTube!
I am constantly on YouTube when I'm not doing homework, watching TV, or playing video games. I watch it when I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep. I watch all kinds of videos, like sketches, vlogs, or video game commentaries. YouTube has such a wide variety of videos that there has to be something good to watch at any time. That's why I'm addicted to it.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this different kind of post. Thanks for reading it and check back in a few days for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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