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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.
Baltimore Orioles fan. James Madison University graduate. Obsessed with minor league baseball and mediocre prospects.
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.
Ryota is a recent college graduate of the University of Puget Sound where he played D3 baseball for four years as a catcher and infielder. He graduated with a BA in Business Administration, and a double minor in Communication Studies and Japanese. He hopes to start his own marketing consulting firm with his passion for creativity and marketing. In terms of sports, he is a baseball and soccer enthusiast. His favorite teams are the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders, Arsenal FC, New Orleans Pelicans and Seattle Seahawks. He also has a sports podcast called Fresh out of College which you can find on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Mullen is a Dallas-based sportswriter who grew up in Oakland, Calif. A baseball fanatic, he has seen a game in very Major League Baseball park and more than 25 no longer in use.
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.
Sports journalist, freelance writer, and hobby photographer living in NYC. Passionate about baseball cards and eating breakfast foods.
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.
I write words for Cubbies Crib and Friars on Base. Trying to make it to the big stage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquires!
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!
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.
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).
The D3 version of Rick Ankiel. Bad at playing Baseball, worse at writing about it.
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