The MLBDD community is growing by leaps and bounds, and it's high time we break the ice. Since we have such a big net of teams, beat writers, experts, analysts, PR departments, and sometimes-accurate rumor mongers, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.
What do we want to know? Nothing you wouldn't tell a friend. I'll start:
I'm Justin, and I'm from Kansas City. I'm a huge Chiefs and Royals fan, and I occasionally even think they'll win. I'm married and have a couple kids. My professional background is in public relations, project management, and now, writing, editing, and a touch of graphic design (infographics, mostly). My favorite things include films like Matrix and Gladiator, music like the Killers, 311, Depeche Mode, and Foster the People, books like Otherland. I visit Arrowhead Pride, Wired Science, NeoGAF, TPM, The Atlantic, TheNewRepublic, and Baseball Nation on a daily basis (which all serve as constant inspiration).
I've been writing for SB Nation for several years now, starting back in 2009 with Beyond the Box Score, the best sabermetric community on the net. I took the helm here at MLB Daily Dish last year and am completely excited to see what we can continue to build.
Tell me about you. Which teams do you claim? Which players are your favorites? Where are you from, what movies do you like, and what music do you listen to? Finally, what sites do you visit most?
Thanks to everyone that has already joined. We really appreciate your membership and I can't wait to get to know you. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to any or all of us on the masthead. We're here for you.
Update: our audience has tripled or quadrupled since this was last posted, so it's time for a bump. Please jump right into the comments and make yourself at home! jbopp 02/25/12