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Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name? The Annual BBB Introduction Post

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It is time for our annual introduction post (that is assuming the WiFi here at hotel "we've had the same WiFi system since 1995 and we are sticking with it" can keep working long enough for me to get this post out). I'm enjoying Montreal, but I will like getting back home where I can use the internet without having to having to go over to the Basilica to pray for its health before trying to log on.

The post title comes from the Doors song "Hello I Love You". Back when Hugo was on the site, he would use song lyrics as titles for his posts (generally from some obscure song that only he had ever heard of), and it gave the site an identity, making it different than all the other Blue Jays sites out there. I kept up the tradition for a while, but SEO interests stopped that...

What we would like you to do is copy and paste the following questions into the comments thread and answer them, letting us know a little about you:

Name:
Location:
Favourite Current Jay:
Favourite All-Time Jay:
Favourite Non-Jay:
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond:
Favourite Baseball Movie:
Stepping up to the Plate Music:
When Not Bantering, I:
On Twitter I am:
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact:

Here are answers from some of the people who bring you the site:

Me:

Name: Rincewind, but I go by Tom Dakers to keep my real identity a secret (On the run from the law)
Location: At the moment, Montreal, normally Calgary, Alberta
Favourite Current Jay: I haven't picked a favorite this year, but leaning towards Devon Travis
Favourite All-Time Jay: Ernie Whitt
Favourite Non-Jay: Gary Carter
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Second base, even Metaphysically I don't have the arm for shortstop but I have lots of range.
Favourite Baseball Movie: Still Bull Durham
Stepping up to the Plate Music: How about 'How'm I Gonna Find  you Now' by James McMurtry which I have playing on repeat lately. I love the line 'washing down blood pressure pill with a Red Bull'
When Not Bantering, I: Cease to exist. I do play dad to 3 boys who need me less each year and husband to a woman with 'adequate sports knowledge'
On Twitter I am: @bluebirdbanter 
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: My kids say I'm famous, just not many people know it. I like the line.

Name: Minor Leaguer
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: COLT HYNES!
Favourite All-Time Jay: Roy Halladay
Favourite Non-Jay: Hunter Pence, probably
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Superutility player 
Favourite Baseball Movie: 42
Stepping up to the Plate Music: Everything is Awesome
When Not Bantering, I: Do science research
On Twitter I am: @Minor_Leaguer
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Once fouled a ball off of left eye

Name: Scott C. 
Location: Waterloo
Favourite Current Jay: Daniel Norris
Favourite All-Time Jay: Aaron Hill
Favourite Non-Jay: Mike Trout and Sonny Gray
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: First Base
Favourite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
Stepping up to the Plate Music: I Got U- Duke Dumont
When Not Bantering, I: Attend University (not for much longer) and watch every other sport in the world.
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Forced a future Canadian national junior team player off his current position in high school.

Bowling Guy

Name: Chris
Location: Toronto 
Favourite Current Jay: None yet, my heart is up for grabs
Favourite All-Time Jay: Delgado
Favourite Non-Jay: Aaron Hill
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Foul Lines (tell fair from foul? I am so clever)
Favourite Baseball Movie: Sandlot
Stepping up to the Plate Music: AC/DC - Hells Bells
When Not Bantering I: Work in IT, play video games (League of legends name: Koija), spend time with fiancé, bowling
On Twitter I am: No Twitterino
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Knocked helmet off a girl at the plate and she retired...she was 9

Name: Kevin Papetti
Location: Georgetown, Ontario
Favourite Current Jay: Marcus Stroman
Favourite All-Time Jay: Reed Johnson
Favourite Non-Jay: Joey Votto
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Centre Field
Favourite Baseball Movie: The Sandlot
Stepping up to the Plate Music: Can't Stop- Red Hot Chili Peppers
When Not Bantering, I: Attend University, Follow Hockey, Work full-time during the summer
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: once picked-off 3 base runners in one game. Maybe I was just allowing too many base runners?

Name: Noah Sherman
Location: Toronto
Favourite Current Jay: Edwin Encarnacion
Favourite All-Time Jay: Doc
Favourite Non-Jay: Yasiel Puig
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Second base
Favourite Baseball Movie: Naked Gun (guest appearance by Joe West)
Stepping up to the Plate Music: Naked Gun Theme (probably not, actually)
When Not Bantering, I: Play music professionally
On Twitter I am: @noah_sherman
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Hit a baseball out of the infield one time.

Name: jessef
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, the heart of Brewers country
Favourite Current Jay: R.A. Dickey
Favourite All-Time Jay: Vernon Wells
Favourite Non-Jay: Aaron Hill
Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Third Base Umpire
Favourite Baseball Movie: The thunderstorm baseball scene in twilight; no, i haven't seen it but the fact that it exists makes it better than your favourite baseball movie. The Fan is 30 seconds of incredibly idiotic ending ruined by two hours of credibly idiotic movie
Stepping up to the Plate Music: Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
When Not Bantering, I hike with ms. jessef and our two dogs.
On Twitter, I am: not
Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Banned from little league