Matt is a baseball fan through and through. Many a summer night you can spot him on WGN-TV at a Cubs game sitting four rows up and just to the right of home plate. He's also a constant presence down at the Arizona Fall League. In addition to his passion as a fan, Matt stepped up in an administrative role within the CFCL. When David retired, Matt took over the duties of tracking players being cut during Spring Training and annually provides the league with the Official Draft Sheet of Available Players.
Matt is the only team in CFCL history to go through three name changes. He entered the league as Matt's Hard Hats. In 2004 he changed the name to Hot Sludge Sundae (don't ask, please don't ask) and thankfully again changed his name in 2006 to Graging Bulls. You can read his profile here.
In real life Matt is a firefighter and perhaps the most poignant moment in the CFCL was when Matt came to a CFCL get together, I think it was a draft, with his hair dyed red. He and many other firemen across the country did this as a sign of support for their fallen brothers in the 9/11 tragedy. It reminded me once again that what we are doing here is just a game and more importantly, this league is made up of some really amazing, special guys. It's time now to meet the Graging Bulls.