He likes sports.
Mark is the kind of guy that knows and loves “sports” of ALL KINDS, like particle physics, crab fishing, politics, marine biology, big wave surfing, or yeah, baseball. He is a proven creative talent in many broadcast genres, but he’s particularly valuable to us because he speaks these many unique content languages quite well, even with their native speakers. So when we need something explained to us in human terms (or a talented TV expert in Seismology needs a drinking buddy) Mark’s there for us.
He’s also the only remaining adult in America who still loves to ride in commercial airplanes. This works to our advantage.