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Meet the Team
Kevin Henry,Site Expert
A member of the BBWAA, Kevin Henry is a co-expert for Call to the Pen and national columnist for 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.
Scott Roche has a passion for writing, especially about the teams I like. I tell it like it is. He contributes to Call to the Pen, Friars on Base, and Fighting Gobbler.
Professional Baseball Player. Avid NY Yankees, NY Giants, and Syracuse Orange fan.
After a lengthy battle with cancer left me disabled and unable to walk, I took up a life long dream of writing about baseball.
Jared is a Business Analyst by day and a Baseball Analyst by night. He is a big St. Louis Cardinals fan that enjoys watching quality baseball of all teams. He developed his own baseball database with his own linear weights system called the Run Production Index that he likes to share with readers in his articles reviewing team power rankings, player evaluations, and projections.
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.
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.
5-5 philly fan(yes soccer counts), podcast host, cali born, philly raised. I am currently at Rowan University going for my RTF bachelors degree with a double minor in journalism and marketing.
Blogging Dirty Expert - Contributor Cat Crave and Lake Show Life Obsessed with all things NFL and NBA
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.
I'm a freshman at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication majoring in Magazine, News and Digital Journalism. I'm a sports writer for The Daily Orange, Syracuse's independently run student newspaper. Additionally, I'm an MLB content creator/writer. You can find my work on Instagram @mlbzone_, CalltothePen.com, YanksGoYard.com and Field2Court.com.
Seth has been with FanSided since April 2020, most notably as Site Expert at Nolan Writin' (Texas Rangers) for over two years. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish. When he's not busy writing about baseball, find him talking about it, watching it and going to games when he can.
John is an avid New York sports fan. Supporting the Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers. In addition to writing for Call to the Pen, John also writes for AnimalHouseUSA.com
Chris, or as most call him "T Money", loves blending sports and comedy in his writings. A New England native who also spends time in the DFW, Chris has covered the Patriots for Scout.com, the Celtics for Sporting News Radio along with covering a wide array of sports for The Penalty Flag. Chris' teams are the Patriots, Red Sox, C's, Golden Knights, URI and whoever his niece & nephews are playing for.
My love and passion for baseball have led me to this awesome Network.
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.
Emily Townley is a newcomer in the world of sports journalism! She is excited to join "Call to the Pen" and hopes to provide insightful commentary on the state of baseball today. Outside of sports, she is currently studying theatre and German at DePaul University, where she also contributes to the school's theatre online journal. Go Braves, Falcons, and Dawgs!
Alvin Garcia is an independent baseball writer born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is a member of the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) and SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) and has contributed to many respected publications in the industry, including FanSided's Call to the Pen and Venom Strikes. His writing has been praised for its depth, analysis, and fresh perspectives on the game. Despite facing challenges due to his disability, Alvin's passion for baseball has never wavered and he remains dedicated to pursuing his dream of being a full-time baseball writer. His work provides valuable insights into the game and serves as an inspiration to anyone facing challenges in their own lives.
Soccer style kicker, graduated from Collier High June 1976, Stetson University honors graduate class of 1980, holds 2 NCAA Division One records, one for most points in a season, one for distance, former nickname "The Mule", the first and only pro-athlete to come out of Collier County, and one HELL of a model American!Just kidding! Just a normal guy from Nebraska with a life long passion for the Colorado Rockies
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. 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 Sportswriting after graduation.
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.
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