L.O.V.E.nterprises sent their two stars, Billy Baseball and Sally Softball, to interview the company owner and Sports Roses creator, Mark Ellingson.
Billy: Hi, Mark. It’s always great to get to see you!
Mark: Thanks, Billy. Great to see you and the lovely Sally Softball!
Billy: Mark, you’re quite the celebrity around here. It’s hard to believe that others don’t know you. But that’s what we want to do today…introduce you to the world of sports fans. You live in San Diego, California, right?
Mark: That’s right. And this is a true baseball town! Like so many others, I’m an avid baseball fan. And with good reason. I grew up going to baseball games with my dad. In fact, that’s a tradition we carry on to this day. And now, it’s become a family affair.
Billy, here’s a trivia tidbit your readers may want to know about me. One of my life goals is to attend a game in every MLB ballpark. So far, I’ve visited 13 ballparks! My folks and I enjoy visiting the different ballparks. We’ve found each to be unique and special in its own right.
Billy: That’s awesome! Family and baseball…that’s a winning combination! Mark, I know you’re a really busy man, but when you get some free time, what are some of the things you like to do?
Mark: You’re right…keeping up with production…to meet the heavy demand for Sports Roses can make for some really long days (and quite a few nights)! But when I do get some free time, I like to spend it outdoors. I love to go hiking and camping. And the ideal road trip for me includes stadium chasing.
Billy: Now you’re talking! When you’re on a road trip, do you have a favorite food and drink?
Mark: Absolutely! I’m a pizza and Coke guy. I like to keep it simple…and keep it coming!
Sally: Hey, Mark! I know the ladies would like me to ask you some of the more personal questions. We’d like to know who’s close to your heart?
Mark: Sally, it’s good to see you again. And you’re looking lovely, as usual. Who’s close to my heart? I’ve got to confess, it’s my two nieces and nephew who have stolen my heart! And of course, my sister and I are really close. But if you’re wondering who the woman is in my life, without a doubt, it’s my mom! She’s my #1 fan! I love to shower her with gifts. Did you know that she’s the one who received the very first Baseball Rose bouquet?
Sally: Awww. That’s so sweet! Do you have any recommendations for the perfect date night movie?
Mark: Yep…my favorite movie…Field of Dreams.
Sally: Of course. I should have known. Okay. One last question…what’s your favorite color?
Mark: Oh, Sally. That’s easy. Green! It’s the color of so many sports fields….baseball, softball, football and soccer…how could it not be the best?!
Billy: Mark, Sally and I’ve really enjoyed spending time with you. We know you’re crazy busy. But before we go, tell us something that drives you to be so successful.
Mark: The words of the late Steve Jobs ring true with me…”Stay hungry…Stay foolish.” For me, this is just the beginning. I’m hungry for greatness!
Billy: I couldn’t have said it any better. Mark, thanks so much.
Mark: Thanks, Billy and Sally. Great talking with you both!
Billy: There you have it, Sports Fans. If you have any further questions for Mark, you can follow him on Twitter.