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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Born and raised in the sticks of rural Nebraska, now high stepping through the city streets of Houston, Texas.
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.
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 22-year-old writer pursuing opportunities covering MLB. Brings a unique voice to baseball by creating more of a story for our audience.
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.
Matthew Orso is the author of "Bonded at the Seams: Baseball in our Lives" and "Baseball Card Generations."
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).
Jason Reed,Site Admin
Typical sports nut. My work can be found at Fansided, The Daily Press or whoever needs freelancing. Contact: Jason.Reed@Fansided.com
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.
Proud contributor to Saturday Blitz and Slap The Sign. Never waste a failure.
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