About CttP

Welcome to Call to the Pen, the MLB news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Call to the Pen is dedicated to providing top-notch MLB news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

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.

Bill Felber,Contributor

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.

Sean Millerick,Contributor

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,Contributor

Dave Mullen is a United States Air Force veteran that was born and raised in Philadelphia until enlisting in the USAF in 2009. The USAF has taken him to Texas, Kansas, Nevada, Florida, and overseas. David is married with three daughters and hopes to pass on his passion for sports to each of his girls.

Rick Soisson,Contributor

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.

Steven Kubitza,Contributor

Steven Kubitza is a diehard Cleveland sports fan trying to stay sane.

James Simmons,Contributor

Born and raised in the sticks of rural Nebraska, now high stepping through the city streets of Houston, Texas.

Tim Ponisciak,Contributor

Fan of all things baseball, but most of all the Phillies. Willing to trade for Mickey Morandini cards.

Sonny Martinez,Contributor

Proud contributor to Saturday Blitz and Slap The Sign. Never waste a failure.

Matthew Orso,Contributor

Matthew Orso is the author of "Bonded at the Seams: Baseball in our Lives" and "Baseball Card Generations."

Sean Basile,Contributor

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!

Sam Thomsen,Contributor

Sam Thomsen is a pitcher for Luther 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.

Ryota Nishino,Contributor

Ryota is the Co-Site 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. You can find all of their exciting discussions with pro-athletes on all streaming platforms. He is also a Marketing Coordinator for Odd Dog Media, a digital marketing company based in Seattle, WA.

Samuel Brustad,Contributor

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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