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Meet the Team
David Hill,Site Expert
Obsessed with 1880's base ball, peculiar moustaches, and craft beer. Somehow, I am allowed to make my thoughts public.
Phil Watson,Site Expert
More than 30 years in media, with the first 20-plus in print, before crossing the digital divide in 2012. Am back writing sports -- my first love -- after some time taking on a different challenge and I couldn't be more thrilled to be back. FanSided HOF Class of '18.
Baltimore Orioles fan. James Madison University graduate. Obsessed with minor league baseball and mediocre prospects.
Adam Taylor McKillop,Contributor
Adam Taylor is an opinionated, passionate, and experienced sports nut based in New York. A former college Sports Information Director and media relations professional, Adam Taylor is moving into the sports journalism field. He hosts his own blog and Yankees podcast on his website: ATM Sports Bank
I'm an advocate for the Serie Nacional and expert on Cuban baseball. A lot of your well known experts consult with me when it comes to writing pieces on Cuban ballplayers. I'm one of the creators of Pelota Cubana which specializes in Cuban baseball My goal is to inform and always do it in a proper way.
Bill Felber is a retired newspaper editor and author of seven books including The Book On The Book, A Game of Brawl, and Under Pallor, Under Shadow. His latest book, The Hole Truth, is a cross-era and cross-gender examination of the best players in professional golf history from Old Tom Morris to the present. With respect to both baseball and golf, his area of expertise is in cross-era performance comparisons.
Born and raised in the sticks of rural Nebraska, now high stepping through the city streets of Houston, Texas.
A determined 22-year-old writer pursuing opportunities covering MLB. Brings a unique voice to baseball by creating more of a story for our audience.
Rick is a writer who lives in Philadelphia, PA. He has published essays and short stories on a number of electronic platforms, including Broad Street Review, Yahoo News, and Yahoo Sports, as well as in print publications, including Studies in Contemporary Satire, The Other Side, and The Elixir.
Travis Koch has been contributing to FanSided since 2016, covering the Texas Rangers for Nolan Writin' and Major League Baseball for Call to the Pen. He takes great pride in producing in-depth, attention-grabbing articles for baseball lovers across the world.
Matthew Orso is the author of "Bonded at the Seams: Baseball in our Lives" and "Baseball Card Generations."
Ryota is the Co-Expert of Sodo Mojo and a Contributor for the Call to the Pen. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound where he played D3 baseball as a catcher and infielder. Ryota is the Co-Host of Fresh out of College, a sports and pop culture podcast that you can find on all streaming platforms. He also works for Pure Watercraft as a Club Lead and Analyst.
At just 19 years old, Reuben Gasee writes for various FanSided sites as he aspires to reach bigger stages in the sports journalism industry. He is a huge sports fan from Toronto and specifically, he is a fan of the Leafs, Raptors, Jays and Lions as well as other teams. He is also a HUGE fan of Israel Baseball and the World Baseball Classic #SHOCKTHEWORLD #JEWCREW
What's going one everybody! I'm Sean and I'm a recent Rutgers graduate now going for my Masters in Legal Studies at Arizona State. I've played baseball my entire life and still do to this day. I love talking sports and predicting games, so hopefully I can offer some helpful insight into a field I believe I know a little something about. Personal site is "Resurgent Sports" on WordPress. Make sure you check that out as well. Thank you!
Adam Weinrib,Site Admin
Baseball analyst, drilling deep into the data of today's modern game.
Sam Thomsen is a pitcher for Treasure Valley College, and a national baseball columnist. He's the founder of a website called TheMoundVisit.com. He's also written numerous guest pieces for The Seattle Times.
Sam is a Maryland native and an avid fan of the Washington Nationals. He also played college baseball before being sidelined by an injury to his spine during his junior season. In addition to the Nationals, Sam is also a supporter of the Maryland Terrapins (particularly basketball and football).
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