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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.
Kevin Henry,Site Expert
A member of the BBWAA, Kevin Henry is a co-expert for Call to the Pen and national contributor to FanSided's MLB site. Living north of Denver, Kevin has covered MLB for 10 seasons for various media outlets as well as covering MLB's postseason and All-Star Game.
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.
I have been following Cleveland sports since the late 60's, which means I have sat through approximately six thousand losses, all of which were completely unexpected. When I am not punishing myself with sports I enjoy reading, cycling, and music.
Darren is the founder & CEO of Grunttalksmlb.com A life long Yankees fan with knowledge that stretches all across the league. Follow his personal accounts @Gruntbaseball @Grunttalksmlb From 2008-2012 Darren was enlisted in the United Marine Corps and served in Afghanistan as an infantry light armoured recon scout.
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.
Graduate from Bowling Green State University with majors in Media Production and Studies and U.S. and European History. Sandusky, Ohio native and grew up as a fan of the team that was the then-named Cleveland Indians. 24 years old, 80's and 90's TV nerd, baseball nerd (obviously), 70's and 80's music nerd.
Big fan of bat flips, baseball brawls, and Joc Pederson's blonde hair.
I am originally from the Chicagoland area but went to school at Florida Atlantic University. I am a big follower of the Chicago Cubs and baseball, as well as the Chicago Bears
I write about baseball with a focus on the Colorado Rockies.
Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Sean has been an avid fan of all things South Florida sports as long as he can remember, and a true diehard as long as he has known how to write in the third person. His first live sporting event was a Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets in 1992, and favorite sports memories include attending Game 7 of 1997 World Series, as well as Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter in 2006. Hamstrung by a total lack of athletic ability, Sean has given up on his dream of giving the Dolphins some stability at quarterback, and has landed comfortably on history professor.
Jack McKenney is a current Junior at Wake Forest University, where he pitches on the Club Baseball team and is a massive Demon Deacon Sports fan. Before coming to Fansided as an MLB and NBA contributor, McKenney wrote for the Sports Illustrated site "Deacons Daily" covering all the big news in Wake Forest Athletics. In 2020, McKenney created "The World of Sports Podcast with Jack McKenney", which covers all things MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL on Youtube. The Network later expanded to a blog in late 2021, where it mainly focused on MLB content. Aside from Baseball, McKenney is an avid Wizards, Hurricanes, and Patriots fan, and is always willing to talk sports. He hails from just outside Washington DC and hopes to be involved in sports after graduation.
A lifetime sports fan, who's contributed at many sites on multiple sports, with a passion for Clemson and the Astros. Writes with a unique blend of analysis, analytics and personal observations.
Scott Trick has been following baseball since the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers went to the World Series. He also started a website for sports cards collecting called Sports Cards Authority because of his love for sports cards, which he also started collecting in 1982.
Duane DaPron has been involved with amateur and professional baseball for more than 30 years. His experience includes writing as well as statistical compilation of the sport.
Jake is a native Phoenician and die hard fan of all the Arizona sports teams as well as the NFL and MLB. He is a Christian and a college student pursuing a dual degree in Sports Management and Sports Journalism. He is currently writing for DynastyNerds, FantasyData as well as a site expert at Fansided- Venom Strikes. He is obsessive about sports, going to games, and stats. Jake's other hobbies include music, movies/TV, traveling and studying history. He is an avid Star Wars, Marvel,and DC fan (nerd). He wants you to know that the Jedi were the reason the Republic fell and that Dynasty>redraft. Devout follower of the Dbacks Rebels. You can follow him on twitter @Darthdbacks or Discord @DarthDbacks. He is Open to doing any AMA's or podcast guest spots.
Sports fanatic who enjoys watching and writing about sports. Contributor for Ramblin' Fan and Call to The Pen.
Nathaniel Sunshine has followed the Colorado Rockies his entire life. He loves all things sports and comics and is a proud contributor to @RoxPile.
Fan of all things baseball, beer and whiskey. Stat addict and stadium traveler. Former Pitcher at Douglas County HS (2007) and former standout scorekeeper at McCook CC (part-time pitcher also). Married since 2016. Mad at baseball since 1989
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