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Who Am I?

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Who Am I? is a feature here at VFTB designed to give some of the focus back to those who make the site a success: YOU! We’ll tell you a bit about one of our regulars and you guess who it is. We’ll be back later in the day with the answer.

(Would you like to be included? Let me know at lizzie@viewfromthebleachers.com … the more the merrier!)

Who Am I?

  • I was born in Chicago, about three blocks from Park Ridge. I can’t remember exactly what age I became a Cubs fan, but I fondly remember watching the 1989 playoff run.
  • No one in my immediate family is much of a baseball fan at all. I also love the NFL and NCAA  basketball. Actually I love competition of any kind.
  • I tend to favor stats, but by no means do I consider myself a stats person. I couldn’t explain half the crazy metrics out there, but I wish I could.
  • Antonio Alfonseca brought me to VFTB. No joke!
  • I was a fan of Jim Hendry and am also a fan of Theo Epstein. I was happy to hear that Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Zambrano won’t be back next year.
  • I used to go to opening day at Wrigley Field every year from about 7th grade through high school. I still take that day as a holiday from work every year.
  • If I was dining with Seymour I’d order an open faced Reuben sandwich with waffle fries, a big fat deli pickle, and split pea soup followed by a bowl of spumoni ice cream and wash it all down with a large mug of either root beer or Cheerwine

Who Am I?

  • Seymour Butts

    Is it me?

    • Lizzie

      It’s not you, Sey. 🙂

  • Seymour Butts

    Is it me?

    • It’s not you, Sey. 🙂

  • Jedi

    Once the mystery guest is revealed, we need the full story about how six-finger Tony led you to VFTB.

  • Jedi

    Once the mystery guest is revealed, we need the full story about how six-finger Tony led you to VFTB.

  • cap’n obvious

    here’s hoping that the “if I was dining with Seymour” portion of who am I has a long and prosperous run…

    • Joe Aiello

      I agree wholeheartedly

  • cap’n obvious

    here’s hoping that the “if I was dining with Seymour” portion of who am I has a long and prosperous run…

    • Joe Aiello

      I agree wholeheartedly

  • Gymjok

    I’ll guess BLPCB

  • Gymjok

    I’ll guess BLPCB

  • Lizzie

    It’s not BLPCB. Good try though!

  • It’s not BLPCB. Good try though!

  • Tommy

    CubbieDude?

  • Lizzie

    No, not CubbieDude!

  • No, not CubbieDude!

  • Lizzie

    I’m surprised you guys haven’t gotten this one. Give it another try or three.

    • cap’n obvious

      Rachel Wizzie?

  • I’m surprised you guys haven’t gotten this one. Give it another try or three.

    • cap’n obvious

      Rachel Wizzie?

  • Gymjok

    I think it’s a young person.
    So since it’s not BLPCB
    I’ll say Katie.

  • Gymjok

    I think it’s a young person.
    So since it’s not BLPCB
    I’ll say Katie.

  • Lizzie

    Younger than me for sure, but not nearly as young as BLPCB, Katie or Rachel!

  • Younger than me for sure, but not nearly as young as BLPCB, Katie or Rachel!

  • For the record, how old is BLPCD?

    • Jedi

      You pretend as if the answer would change your behavior Mark Foley.

      • It would indeed, but you’ve already nade up your mind about me so why bother to tell you?

      • Lizzie

        Tommy, ENOUGH. You made your own bed with this one, you can’t turn it around after the fact and try to play the victim. No one has any problem with your orientation. We have a problem with you using this place as a pick up joint. The fact that you had to ask after his age should clue you in on its inappropriateness. And that’s true weather you’re hitting on BPLCB, Katie, Joe, or me. I’ve got some Dateline reruns for you to watch if you need further proof of the fine line you’re walking. Drop it.

      • Tommy

        I sincerely apologize for any offense to anyone during this unfortunate thread that has spilled over into two columns. As for me, this is the end of it.

      • Tommy

        I sincerely apologize for any offense to anyone during this unfortunate thread that has spilled over into two columns. As for me, this is the end of it.

  • For the record, how old is BLPCD?

    • Jedi

      You pretend as if the answer would change your behavior Mark Foley.

      • It would indeed, but you’ve already nade up your mind about me so why bother to tell you?

  • Chuck

    I am the walrus.

  • BLPCB

    Jeremiah?

  • AC0000000

    Jeremiah?

  • Lizzie

    Not Jeremiah!!!

  • Not Jeremiah!!!

  • Lizzie

    Looks like we’ve got our first Who Am I stumper!! I’ll give you a few hints. He’s male, and that Antonio Alfonseca thing should give you a bit of a hint about how long he’s been around VFTB. Does that help?

    • BLPCB

      I was going I guess Joe originally but then I’m like no wait, he founded the place. It can’t be Alf that brought him here.

      • Lizzie

        And yet, yes it was! You get it again, BCLPB, sort of. It is Joe!

  • Looks like we’ve got our first Who Am I stumper!! I’ll give you a few hints. He’s male, and that Antonio Alfonseca thing should give you a bit of a hint about how long he’s been around VFTB. Does that help?

    • AC0000000

      I was going I guess Joe originally but then I’m like no wait, he founded the place. It can’t be Alf that brought him here.

      • And yet, yes it was! You get it again, BCLPB, sort of. It is Joe!

  • BLPCB

    I’m going to guess either Doc or Lizzie

    • Lizzie

      Not Doc and not me!!

  • AC0000000

    I’m going to guess either Doc or Lizzie

  • Tommy

    OK, an oldtimer, huh?  Mark S.?

    • Lizzie

      Not Strickler!

  • Tommy

    OK, an oldtimer, huh?  Mark S.?

  • Lizzie

    Joe, now that you’ve been identified (sort of), be sure to tell the Alfonseca story!

    • Joe Aiello

      I will do that. It will be part of my memoir book “Things You Can’t Unsee: How a six fingered man led me to found VFTB”

      • Jedi

        Tease

    • Joe Aiello

      I will do that. It will be part of my memoir book “Things You Can’t Unsee: How a six fingered man led me to found VFTB”

      • Jedi

        Tease

  • Doc Raker

    Tell us now Joe, tell us now.

    • Joe Aiello

      It’s really not as good a story as you’d think

      • Seymour Butts

        still sounds worth hearing.

  • Doc Raker

    Tell us now Joe, tell us now.

    • Joe Aiello

      It’s really not as good a story as you’d think

      • Seymour Butts

        still sounds worth hearing.

  • Mark Strickler

    Isn’t me, I was born in East Chicago 🙂

  • Mark Strickler

    Isn’t me, I was born in East Chicago 🙂