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David Hill,Site Expert
Royals fan. Obsessed with 1880's base ball, peculiar moustaches and craft beer. Somehow, I am allowed to make my thoughts public.
Manny Gómez,Site Expert
Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. He cohosts a podcast under the same name and blogs on wttspod.com. Follow Manny on twitter @mannygo3.
Born and raised in the sticks of rural Nebraska, now high stepping through the city streets of Houston, Texas.
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'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.
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.
Baltimore Orioles fan. James Madison University graduate. Obsessed with minor league baseball and mediocre prospects.
I have written about baseball since the start of the 2015 season. My passion for this great game as well as knowledge of advanced statistics along with the contacts and sources I have been able to make throughout my time writing provide me with the tools for putting out accurate articles that readers enjoy. Follow me on Twitter @liamskiffington and drop me an email [email protected] for any inquires!
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.
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.
Tyson Shushkewich grew up in a small farming community just east of Lethbridge, Alberta. He would leave this small town for Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he would attend Dalhousie University and graduate with a degree in Environmental Science and Biology. Now residing in Central Ontario with his fiancée, Tyson has been a fan of baseball since he was 10 years old when his dad took him to his first game in Toronto. When he is not writing articles, you can find him walking by the lake, sitting in the upper deck of the Rogers Centre, tweeting about his baseball memorabilia, or watching Netflix with his cat Apollo.
I'm a sports enthusiast, and have loved them since I was young. I have played, coached, written, and podcasted a variety of sports. Canadian born and raised, and will take any food suggestion you have. Host of The Hoop Chat Podcast.
My articles are my opinion of why the front office made their decision, are making it, or will make it. My management experience helps me understand their decision-making process and their language. After a career in business, management, and sales, I retired and eventually received an opportunity to write Phillies articles. I am also a father and grandfather.
I own a business and I taught business to middle schoolers. I love the Braves, the Rays, baseball, and the Oxford comma. I coach little leaguers the fundamentals of baseball: *Pay attention *Don't be scared of the ball *Keep your glove up or you will get hit in the...too late. I play music and love Sinatra, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Harry Connick Jr., John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Greg Maddux, Bret Hart, and Taylor Swift.
Ben Fadden is a dedicated baseball fan. He has a strong knowledge of the game and likes to share it with every reader.
My name is Michael Wittman Jr. I am a diehard Dodgers fan who lives in the San Diego area. I often commute to Dodger stadium on weekends and became a Dodger fan because of family. I work in the IT field and have a big passion for baseball and technology.
Baseball analyst, drilling deep into the data of today's modern game.
Baltimore sports fanatic. Professional freelancer. Follow me on Twitter @Bmoresportsmann for all my latest stories and insights!
Nelson Barnes II,Contributor
I am an avid Orioles, Ravens, Wizards, and Caps fan. I travel, and give unique insights into the local teams of the DMV. You will always be sure to see a great take on sports stories, scores and opinionated topics from the sports world.
A determined 21-year-old writer pursuing opportunities covering MLB. Brings a unique voice to baseball by creating more of a story for our audience.
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