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Mark Dewdney is a native of Canada, raised in the Kitchener area (pre-Jim Balsillie) and is proud to have called Toronto home for the past couple of decades.
Dewdney, married to Rita (who he calls "SuperMommy") has two children, Ella and A.J.
He runs his own business (instructing First Aid) and is a Level 3 baseball Umpire, working the midget, junior and senior baseball leagues in and around Toronto.
Dewdney has been a rabid baseball fan, and, more specifically, an especially vocal Toronto Blue Jays fan, since 1977, when relatives brought him to Exhibition Stadium, an event he doesn't remember, but has the photos tucked away somewhere in his father's attic.
It's been said that Dewdney would allow himself to be fitted for a dress and called "Marsha" if it would allow him to play baseball, and his writings tend to follow that ferociousness, even calling out fellow Toronto sports fans for their apathy towards poor athletic performance.
Dewdney enjoys travelling to "enemy" cities, decked out in Blue Jays finery, such as Chicago, New York & Milwaukee, and cites his favourite sports location as Philadelphia, even before the Phillies won it all; "I'd live in Philly if I were American," he asserts. "It's my kind of town."
For now, Dewdney contents himself by writing articles on demand for bleacherreport, such as this year's piece comparing the potential Roy Halladay trade to past Blue Jay trades, good or bad, chases his kids & cats around, and spends the majority of his off-field time with his devoted wife Rita.
One of Dewdney's pet projects is trying (HARD) to get Shoeless Joe Jackson elected to the Hall Of Fame: See Dewdney's FaceBook group, devoted to the subject here : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58458920159
Dewdney enjoys creative challenges and new ideas; Submit an article idea, and Dewdney will likely tackle it.
Thanks to BR, I recently interviewed Knicks legend Earl Monroe. Here is what he had to say on a variety of topics, including the current state of the Knicks!
In wake of the ALCS, please check out my interview with the former Yankee and Angel, the truly inspirational, Jim Abbott!
Thanks for the fan add Mark!
A full look at the 2009 NFL season coming up:
Thanks for pointing out that Scutaro was now the starting shortstop in Toronto. I knew he was playing a lot, but I assumed wrongly that he was the all purpose fifth infielder there.
Anyway, I fixed it now, gotta give the man credit where credit is due.