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5 Minutes with alexkluge

alexkluge manages the Washington D.C. Expos in the AL East. The Expos won the World Series in Season 38, their 13th in Capra. 

1/What If Sports. How long have you been on the site, and how did you end up here? What is your favorite game here? Favorite team or experience on the site? 
          I have been playing Hardball Dynasty for almost 6 years now. I ended up here because of a friend of mine and former Capra owner “mdymond” introduced me to the game. I have only played Hardball Dynasty and have been hooked ever since. Favorite HBD moment was game 6 of the Season 39 World Series when the Expos defeated the Sabres to capture our first World Series title. My second favourite moment was the Season 39 ALDS when the Expos rallied to defeat the Bulldogs after being down 2 games to none to win three straight.

2/Sports. What are your favorite teams in the real world? Favorite players and/or sports memories? What drives you crazy about sports or sports culture? 
          I am very much a “homer” when it comes to my sports teams. Being from Toronto, I follow the Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs all very closely. My top sports moments were Joe Carter’s Game 6 series winning home run of the 1993 World Series, Jose Bautista’s “bat flip” from Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS, and Doug Gilmour’s double over time game winning goal of the 1993 Norris Division finals.

3/Music. What are the last three things you listened to? All-time three favorite artists? Best show you've seen? 
          I have very eclectic music taste. Recently I have been listening a lot of Mumford & Sons, M83, and Death Cab for Cutie.

4/Aside from sports and music, what are your favorite hobbies, films, books, etc? What might surprise us about your interests?
          I love to travel and I love eating. Lucky for me Toronto has a great food scene. When I travel, I like to experience local cuisine and culture. 

5/Survival. Where are you from originally, and where are you living now? How do you pay your bills, assuming you do? 

          I am a Real Estate Broker here in Toronto and lived here most of my life. If any other Capra owners are planning a move to Toronto, I’d love to help them! Lol.


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