APBA fan Mike Estep is interested in doing some writing for The APBA Blog so I thought I’d have him write up a little intro about himself… and his cool Crosley Field replica he built. -Tom
Hello APBA fans and baseball fans in general!
My name is Mike Estep and I am a 49 year old school teacher from Indiana. I will be contributing guest articles here to this blog and I am extremely excited to do so. I have really enjoyed my experiences with APBA over the years and with my current APBA projects.
(click to enlarge… lots of detail here!)
APBA has fostered my deep love of baseball history and I have many DVDs on baseball and have seen the Ken Burns Baseball series more times than I can count. Field of Dreams anyone? I love that movie as I am sure you do too. I have even built a field to scale using the measurements of old Crosley Field in Cincinnati. I put a wall with it and also the Scoreboard/Clock in left centerfield. I also have some old artificial turf from old Riverfront Stadium, an ushers vest from Riverfront Stadium and my prized item are six consecutive blue seats still linked together from Riverfront Stadium. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I have grown up a Reds fan. However, I assure you that I respect all of the teams we root for and look forward to sharing my experiences. I am looking forward to writing more about those experiences.
I hope you return to this blog many times and read about my experiences and my hope is that those experiences that I write about fuel your desire and passion for this great hobby.
66’s to All!