MLB Barometer: Better Late Than Never
MLB Barometer: Better Late Than Never

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Beef got married over the weekend.

I remember meeting Brodi for the first time, and after learning more about her shared interests -- specifically, coaching tennis and teaching -- it was very easy to understand why Beef liked her.

Initially, my sister and I were concerned, as we couldn't quite figure out what Brodi liked about our brother. We tend to see a different side of our siblings than the everybody else does. Beef at Culver's on a Tuesday night with the family, or at home on Christmas morning is quite a bit different than Coach Beef, or Mr. Beef in the classroom. (I *think* is students call him Mr. VanRiper, but I'm really not certain.)

As we got to know Brodi better over the past 18 months, it was a no-doubter. Not only did they have a lot of shared interests, they were a great match because we realized that the same endearing quirks that made us love and laugh at Beef for the last 27 years, were similar to her own.

Over the past d

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Derek VanRiper
Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
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