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The Annual BBB Introduction Post

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I've been waiting so long for this thing to come.

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This might be my favorite post of the year, our annual introduction post. It is fun to see where everyone is from and learn a little bit about the folks that com to the site.

The second title comes from an Alice Cooper song, Hello Hooray. 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'd like is for you to copy and paste the following questions into the comment thread and give your answers.

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 folks that work on the site:

Name: Tom Dakers (I know, you would have never guessed). I've been around here since April of 2008

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Favourite Current Jay: It changes daily. At the moment, maybe Devon Travis. Or whoever got the last hit or which ever pitcher got the last strikeout.

Favourite All-Time Jay: So many answers to this question: Edwin Encarnacion? Ernie Whitt? Roy Halladay?

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: Bull Durham

Stepping up to the Plate Music: I have no idea, maybe "How'm I Gonna Find You Now" (I love the line ‘washing down my blood pressure pill with a Red Bull’)

When Not Bantering, I: Cease to exist. But I am a Dad, Husband, I play guitar some and, as always, working to get into better shape. Sitting at the computer too much doesn’t help.

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: Jared Book

Location: Montreal

Favourite Current Jay: I would have to say Russell Martin but need to mention Josh Donaldson and Marcus Stroman (and Justin Smoak)

Favourite All-Time Jay: See above (I'm a recovering Expos fan). Basically, when the Jays acquired Martin, Smoak and Donaldson within the same off-season, I needed to start cheering for them.

Favourite Non-Jay: Pedro Martinez (For the Expos, not the Red Sox)

Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Bench Coach. Not always useful but around when needed.

Favourite Baseball Movie: Major League

Stepping up to the Plate Music: "Hot Blood" by Kaleo

When Not Bantering, I: Edit and cover women's hockey at Habs Eyes on the Prize

On Twitter I am: @jaredbookBaseball Card Back Fun Fact: I appear every few weeks on TSN 1260 Edmonton to talk Blue Jays and Canadiens. Went to Russell Martin dad's baseball camp as a kid.


Name: Scott C.

Location: Toronto

Favourite Current Jay: Dalton Pompey (this is the year!)

Favourite All-Time Jay: Aaron Hill

Favourite Non-Jay: Kris Bryant

Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: First Base (all glove)

Favourite Baseball Movie: Moneyball

Stepping up to the Plate Music: Home - St. Lucia

When Not Bantering, I: Try and be an adult

Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Picked up more HBP than hits in high school baseball.


Name: Mark Colley

Location: New Hampshire

Favourite Current Jay: Kevin Pillar

Favourite All-Time Jay: Lyle Overbay

Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Grounds Crew

Favourite Baseball Movie: Field of Dreams

Walk-Up Music: Screech Out from Come From Away

When Not Bantering, I: Plan what to banter about next.

On Twitter I Am: Usually passive. Only aggressive when discussing pace of play changes.

Baseball Card Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik's Cube with one hand. It just takes awhile.


Name: Cole Shelton

Location: Georgina

Favourite Current Jay: Josh Donaldson

Favourite All-Time Jay: Aaron Hill (A little weird but first ever Jays Jersey I owned)

Favourite Non-Jay: Kris Bryant

Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: 2nd Base or Centre Field

Favourite Baseball Movie: Moneyball

Stepping up to the Plate Music: Here Comes The Thunder By Tim Hicks

When Not Bantering, I: Write for other places and will be attending college in September

On Twitter I am: @ColeShelton91

Baseball Card Back Fun Fact: Probably bunted more than anyone else in little league


Name: Eric Elliott

Location: Saint John

Favourite Current Jay: Josh Donaldson

Favourite All-Time Jay: Shawn Green

Favourite Non-Jay: Kris Bryant

Metaphysical Position on the Diamond: Pitcher

Favourite Baseball Movie: Field of Dreams

Stepping up to the Plate Music: (to the mound...) Legend, Drake

When Not Bantering, I: Am likely working or hiking around New Brunswick

On Twitter I am: @ericelliottGSJBaseball

Card Back Fun Fact: Kevin Pillar once sang about love to me.

Your turn.