The Bluebird Banter Annual Introduction Post

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We'd like to get to know you.

It is intro time again. A little Bluebird Banter tradition, we share a little bit about ourselves, right around the start of the season. What has changed is the number of people working on the site. At one time it was just me and Hugo running this little place, now it is a cast of hundreds. Well, not hundreds but more than a dozen.

Use the comments to post your own answers to these questions. And feel free to add any more questions you might want to answer.

Here are the folks on the masthead, in the order that I received their answers.

Name: Rincewind...I just go by Tom Dakers to confuse people trying to steal my cheese doodles.
Location: Calgary
Favourite Current Jay: I have a feeling it is going to be Jose Reyes, but for now Brandon Morrow.
Favourite All-Time Jay: Pat Hentgen.
Favourite Non-Jay: Gary Carter.
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Second base, I don't have the arm for shortstop, even Metaphysical, but I have range, I can Metaphysically cover the entire right side of the infield.
Favourite Baseball Movie: 42 looks like it will be great, but Mr. Baseball or Bull Durham are my current favs.
Stepping up to the Plate Music: Devil's Load, by Lee Harvey Osmond. Only because I think the CD Folk Sinner is the best thing I've heard in a long time.
When Not Bantering, I: Cease to exist. Also write weekly for CBCSports.ca , play guitar some and play dad some. Have a new Ukulele I'm playing around with.
On Twitter I am: @bluebirdbanter (catchy ain't it)
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: My boys say I'm famous, just not many people know it.

Name: Dan Lee aka Damaso' Burnt Shirt
Location: Brampton
Favourite Current Jay: Jose Bautista
Favourite All-Time Jay: Damaso Garcia
Favourite Non-Jay: Jim Bouton
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Catcher
Favourite Baseball Movie: Major League
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Last Man Standing by People In Planes
When Not Bantering, I: Read, try to run regularly, playing bar trivia games and yelling at the TV
On Twitter I am: Not a member
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Little League ERA: Infinity (2 HBP, 2BB and NO outs.) Despite a fear of heights, took the stairs up the Eiffel tower because he hates three hour lineups even more.

Name: Emily
Location: Toronto-ish
Favourite Current Jay: Brandon Morrow
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Clayton Kershaw
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: first base because I couldn't throw in a straight line to save my life.
Favourite Baseball Movie: Fever Pitch. Don't judge me.
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: The stupidest song you can think of, or they could just play this video
When Not Bantering, I: procrastinate (but I do that when bantering as well), cry about the Leafs, watch movies, and crappy food.
On Twitter I am: @emilyg819
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: I think bacon cheeseburgers are disgusting.

Name: Bowling_Guy25 / Chris
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Morrow
Favourite Non-Jay: Aaron Hill
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Pitcher, I like pressure
Favourite Baseball Movie: Sandlot
Music (both): ACDC - Hells Bells
When Not Bantering, I: Bowl, Watch TV/Sports (Go Leafs Go), League of Legends (add me xxabc123xx)
On Twitter I am: Non-Existent
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: I have never own a baseball card In the real World I am: an IT professional.

Name: TFSML AKA:TonyFernandezSavedMyLife
Location: TORONTO, East York-SON! AKA Eastside York AKA EASTBANK. WHATUP! Blake Street Massive! Crescent Town Click! SHOUT OUTS to Kevin, the whole BombSquad Posse and the SLOSHPIPE Crew
Favourite Current Jay: Ricky Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Tony Fernandez is the greatest Jay all-time!
Favourite Non-Jay: Ryan Langerhans
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Causality is something we observe/analyze within the context of physical existence. There is no reason to apply the paradigm of cause and effect to existence itself. That said, Third Base.
Favourite Baseball Movie: Bull Durham
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: There is nothing better than this
When Not Bantering, I: watch a lot of TV
On Twitter I am: @ianwisniewski
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Schadenfreude University is a real school

Name: Hugo
Location: Washington, D.C.
Favourite Current Jay: Casey Janssen, Ricky Romero =(
Favourite All-Time Jay: Jimmy Key
Favourite Non-Jay: Ichiro (even as a Yankee)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Shortstop
Favourite Baseball Movie: Eight Men Out
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: It's Tricky, Run DMC / The House That Heaven Built, Japandroids
When Not Bantering, I: Prosecute corporate fraud, parent two awesome kids, cook, run
On Twitter I am: not (there's my Yoda impression)
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Hugo and Bluebird Banter go way back

Name: Scott
Location: Sarnia/Waterloo
Favourite Current Jay: Brandon Morrow
Favourite All-Time Jay:Aaron Hill!
Favourite Non-Jay: Aaron Hill?
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: First base
Favourite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Brightside by The Knocks
When Not Bantering, I:Watch way too much sports and play sports. Basically just sports all the time.
On Twitter I am: @vikings182
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Had as many HBP as hits in high school baseball

Name: Noah
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Colby Rasmus
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Jose Reye-oh wait...Let's go with Brandon Belt, because of this
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Second Base
Favourite Baseball Movie: The Rookie
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Brotherly - System
When Not Bantering, I: Play music around the city, host/produce/edit a music podcast, complain about doing said things
On Twitter I am: @noah_sherman
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: I frequently misread tsp as tbsp in recipes. The results are never good. I have no idea what metaphysical means.

Name: Carmen
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Favourite Current Jay : Adam Lind
Favourite All-Time Jay: Scott Rolen :)
Favourite Non-Jay: Marco Scuturo
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: First base - Stand there and catch the ball...I can do that!
Favourite Baseball Movie: I don't know...I guess Field of Dreams would be my favourite
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Manamana by the Muppets
When Not Bantering, I: Work in accounting, mom stuff, wife stuff....and planning as many baseball trips as I possibly can
On Twitter I am: @carmmcc
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Completed my first Mini-Birkie race this year

Name: Blake Murphy
Location: Favourite Current Jay: Edwin Encarnacion
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Jay Bruce
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Backup catcher
Favourite Baseball Movie: Bull Durham
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Bonfire - Childish Gambino (if it has to be clen-ish... Tennant Enemy #1 - Dropkick Murphy's)
When Not Bantering, I: Write everywhere else on the internet
On Twitter I am: @BlakeMurphyODC
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Together with three friends was awarded Travel Coach(es) of the Year by Cambridge Minor Baseball Association in 2012, turning a winless rookie ball team that hated baseball into a four-win rookie ball team that liked baseball.

Name: Jasper Bosman / woodman663
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Favourite Current Jay: R.A. Dickey will probably claim that title now.
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay, who else could it be?
Favourite Non-Jay: Bronson Arroyo, because he's so wacky.
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Left field. Because the term "out of left field" was made with me in my mind.
Favourite Baseball Movie: Major League. I do have to admit no other baseball movies come to mind, but Major League's really good.
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
When Not Bantering, I: pretend to study, and play board and cardgames instead.
On Twitter I am: @BBBProspects
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Has been to the SkyDome only once, back in 2001, and didn't even get to see an actual game of baseball.

Name: Minor Leaguer / Leo
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Casey Janssen
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Roberto Clemente (all-time)
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Manager
Favourite Baseball Movie: Angels in the Outfield
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: "Hell No, I Ain't Happy" by Drive-By Truckers
When Not Bantering, I: am sleeping.
On Twitter I am: @Minor_Leaguer
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Once ate five live maggots in five minutes. (editor's note: Leo, that was "fun fact", not make everyone throw up fact).

Name: Nick Ashbourne
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Brandon Morrow
Favourite All Time Jay: Jose Cruz Jr.
Favourite Non Jay: Andrew McCutcheon
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: 2nd Base
Favourite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
Walk Up Song: Fight the Power- Isley Brothers
When I'm Not Bantering I: Am probably in some kind of real life argument (editor's note: all us married guys can relate).
On Twitter I Am: Non-existent. Still staying off the twitters...
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: I (Nick?) Am (is?) the only living person who attempted to watch Breaking Bad and didn't think it was that good.

Name: Jared Macdonald
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Edwin Encarnacion
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roberto Alomar
Favourite Non-Jay: Andrew McCutchen
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Catcher
Favourite Baseball Movie: The Natural
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: "Midnight to Midnight" by Chevelle
When Not Bantering, I: Work and play drums
On Twitter I am: @Jared_Macdonald
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Favourite music types are Metal and House

Name: jesse
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.
Favourite Current Jays: R.A. Dickey, Ricky Romero
Favourite All-Time Jay: Vernon Wells
Favourite Non-Jay: Don Mattingly
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Third Base
Favourite Baseball Movie: Eight Men Out
Stepping Up to the Plate/Coming Out of the Bullpen Music: "Yes Sir, No
Sir" by the Kinks
When Not Bantering, I: scientificate for a living. In my spare time, I
enjoy hiking with my two dogs and the future ms. f.
On Twitter I am: invisible
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: While jessef never lived in his mother's
basement, he did live in brother hugo's basement for several months,
ultimately fulfilling his destiny as a blogger.

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