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Happy Birthday, Tom Dakers!

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Tom becomes even older today

Lampy’s light still shines. Allan Lamport; right; accepts 91st birthday cake from Daniel Zamfir yest Photo by Dale Brazao/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Today is the birthday of the one and only Tom Dakers, who is pretty much the one who keeps this blog afloat. He has been with Bluebird Banter since April 5, 2008, which may be before some of you reading this was born.

Over that time he has published 9,418 stories, 64 FanPosts, 930 FanShots, and 140,164 comments. Despite all that he has somehow managed to keep his marriage—and sanity—intact. Maybe it’s best that Mrs. Dakers has only contributed two comments.

On behalf of all of the writers, commenters, and readers of Bluebird Banter, I’d like to thank you for your dedication to this online community and for keeping us informed and entertained over these past 13 years. Writing during the quite parts of the offseason is very difficult, but Tom manages to always put up something everyday.

Please join me in wishing him a happy birthday in the comments!