Pleased To Meet Me: Roll Call and Introductions

Hi everyone.

As a Bluebird Banter tradition, we take a little time the day before the first game of the season to get to know one another a bit better. The roll call of the site's authors, editors, and other associated contributors is below. Please go ahead and chime in on the questions for yourselves in the comments so we can all learn a little more about each other and feel free to add questions if you like!

Name: Tom Dakers
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Favourite Current Jay: Changes daily, Yunel Escobar. Jesse Litsch was so good with children, when he was here in Calgary, I'll be a fan forever.
Favourite All-Time Jay: Pat Hentgen
Favourite Non-Jay: Marco Scutaro (current), Gary Carter, Dwight Evans (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: No one ever says second base, so I'll take that.
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Jake Marsinick
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: 'Send in the Clowns' would be most appropriate.
When Not Bantering, I: Be Dad, drive boy to hockey/baseball/whatever other sport, play guitar, trying to get back to running
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: My kids say I'm famous, just not many people know it.


Name: Hugo
Location: Washington, D.C.
Favourite Current Jay: Ricky Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Jimmy Key
Favourite Non-Jay: Ichiro (current), Barry Larkin (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Shortstop
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Anthony Gose
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Room Without a Window, Operation Ivy
When Not Bantering, I: Prosecute corporate fraud, run, play guitar, cook, hike, and spend time with my wife, dog, and two very cool kids
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: When in high school, Hugo worked at a
Toys R Us in New York, where he assisted famed mobster John Gotti Jr. in procuring a case of Tickle Me Elmos.


Name: JohnnyG
Location: London Ontario
Favourite Current Jay: Ricky Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Can I still say Vladi even though hes not playing?
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: 2nd Base
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Anthony Gose
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: I am the Doctor! or Maybe Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues from Anamanaguchi... man I'm a geek.
When Not Bantering, I: Work as a compliance consultant specializing in the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terroism funding legislation. Spend as much time as I can with my twin 3 year old girls.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Was once on a little league softball team that went 22-0 in a regular season before sweeping the playoffs on way to the championship.



Name: jessef
Location: Carbondale, Illinois, in the heart of Cardinals country, but only for a few more months
Favourite Current Jay: Yunel Escobar
Favourite All-time Jay: Vernon Wells
Metaphysical position on the diamond: Third base
Jays prospect I am rooting for: Adeiny Hechavarria
Batting music: "Harness Your Hopes" by Pavement
When not bantering, I: try to finish an ecology degree, cook, play with my dogs, and drink good beer.
Baseball card back fun fact: as a little leaguer, Jesse once converted an assisted triple play.
Even more fun fact: Later in the season, he was banned for yelling at the coach's son.



Name: Woodman663/Jasper
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Favourite Current Jay: Ricky Romero
Favourite Current Jay: Ricky Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Brandon McCarthy
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Catcher
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Justin Nicolino
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Pink Floyd - Time
When Not Bantering, I: study History, play football (soccer) both indoor and outdoor, play board games, write all kinds of stuff.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Despite visiting Toronto in 2001, Jasper has actually never watched a Jays game from inside Rogers Centre.



Name: Bowling_Guy25/Chris
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay:Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Vladimir Guerrero
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Pitcher
Jays Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: David Cooper
Stepping up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Hells Bells, ACDC
When Not Bantering: PC gaming, mostly League of Legends (add me: Koija) and whatever game recently came out. I would like to say studying but its the last month of my 4 year program so that's a lie, and in a month I would love to say working in an IT environment, but you know, Jobs are tough to come by.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Chris comes from a bowling family and started bowling when he could walk, and will stop when he can't. (not really, I will find a way)


Name: Minor Leaguer/Leo
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Brandon Morrow
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: John McDonald (current), Roberto Clemente (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Manager
Jays Prospect I'm Most Rooting For in 2012: Daniel Norris
Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: "Hell No, I Ain't Happy" by the Drive-By Truckers
When Not Bluebird Bantering: administration, advocacy, some teaching, read, write, board games, and moderate alcohol consumption (actually I do that when I'm Bluebird Bantering too)
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Appointed manager of his organization's beginners' recreational softball league on 5/14/2009 because no one else wanted the job.


Name: TonyFernandezSavedMyLife/TFSML
Location: East York, ON. Canada
Favourite Current Jay: Omar Vizquel
Favourite All-Time Jay: TFSML! Who else?
Favourite Non-Jay: ICHIRO! (current), Tim Wallach (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: 1B
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Adeiny Hechavarria -I got on that bandwagon when he first defected and I'm not getting off it now.
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Thisrighthere!
When Not Bantering, I: try to exploit society by making horrible reality television shows starring Chimps.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: When in high school, TFSML pledged to sleep with at least 1 woman from every culture on Earth. He made it pretty far.

Name: masterkembo

Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Favourite Current Jay: Does Travis Snider still count? If not, maybe Brandon Morrow.
Favourite All-time Jay: Tony Fernandez, Devon White and Doc.
Favourite Non-Jay: Pablo Sandoval (current), Ken Griffey Jr. (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: 3B
Jay Prospect I am Most Rooting For in 2012: Travis D'Arnaud
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Beer by Reel big Fish
When Not Bantering, I: play with dirt for a living, am an avid reader, play softball and soccer, play guitar, love cooking, play board games with friends and try to travel to as many new places as I can.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: masterkembo doesn't believe in fun, he believes in winning.

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