Contributors

Jeff Louderback – Red Sox Contributor – Baseball News

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A former sports writer for a daily newspaper in Ohio, Jeff Louderback is a professional freelance writer, author and editor who lives in Clearwater,Fla.

He writes baseball features for several publications, including prospect profiles for Baseball America.

He served as the founder, editor and columnist for Sox and Pinstripes, a blog that covered the Red Sox and Yankees; and BoSox Banter , a site that covered the Red Sox, the Red Sox farm system and baseball-themed travel.

Jeff is also the co-author of the life story of former Major League pitcher Brian Tollberg, whose inspirational story saw him rise from the University of North Florida and the independent Frontier League’s Chillicothe Paints to a climb up the minors in the Brewers and Padres systems before tasting success in the majors with the Padres. The book will be released in 2015.

 

Ben Berkon – Mets Contributor – Baseball News

benthumbBen Berkon’s work has been featured on Huffington Post, The Onion, Rising Apple, Tonic, Brand Channel, NewYork.com, Contently, Paperweight Magazine, and various other websites. He also currently works for Ogilvy & Mather, a worldwide advertising agency, as a television/internet producer.

In his free time, he enjoys eating good food, drinking offensive amounts of coffee, and writing for his personal blog, Blah Blah Berkon, and analytical baseball blog, The Beanball.

Berkon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in History and minored in Creative Writing. He was born and raised in New York City, where he also presently lives.

 

Vince Mercandetti – New York Yankees Contributor

vince2Vince was born in NY, grew up in NJ and now resides in the Orlando, FL area.

He comes from a family of life-long Yankees’ fans dating back to when his grandparents went on dates to watch Joe Dimaggio play in the 1940’s.

A Quinnipiac University graduate, Vince majored in Broadcast Journalism and has been published in multiple online publications ranging from his passion for the Yankees to finance.

He has also worked for ESPN, ESPN Radio (in West Palm Beach) and WTNH (An ABC affiliate in New Haven, CT).

 

Lou Musmeci – Giants Contributor – Baseball News

loumLou Musmeci has been a writer and editor for multiple newspapers in South Florida. A life-long San Francisco Giants fan, Lou moved to North Texas five years ago and continued to write for local newspapers.

The move proved to be eventful, because he was fortunate enough to see the Giants take Game 5 in Arlington against the Rangers in 2010 to win their first World Series representing San Francisco.

 

John Friend – Pittsburgh Pirates Contributor

john2Born and raised in Pittsburgh, John grew to become a serious sports fan in a serious sports-town.

While John is still a fan, he now puts his views into an objective and straight forward manner.

John graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2011.

In addition to his work at Baseball News Source, John covers the Pittsburgh Pirates for SlewFooters.com, a Pittsburgh sports website that covers the Pirates and Penguins.

 

Grant Hamersma – Baseball News

Baseball NewsGrant is a student at the University of Florida where he majors in law. He has an unparalleled passion for all sports,but baseball is his true love.

Grant covers breaking baseball news combined with his own spin.

Grant makes his home in St.Petersburg Florida when he’s not on campus in Gainesville.

 

James Conley – Baseball News

Pirates newsJames is a seasoned veteran of web based sports writing and is equally adept at writing about baseball and writing about hockey.

He joins us here at the Baseball News Source and contributes regularly to Slew Footers, The Hockey Writers, Bleacher Report.

He is a credentialed media attendee to Pittsburgh Penguins home games, including 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

James graduated with a BA in Professional Writing (University of Pittsburgh).

 

Chris Copeland – Houston Astros – Baseball News

Astros NewsChris is a native Texan and attended Texas A&M University. He loves his Aggies, and he STILL  loves his Astros.

Chris lives with his family in Houston and has agreed to cover the Astros and other baseball news for Baseball News Source.

 

Andrew Waltz – Philadelphia Phillies – Baseball News

BNSAndrew grew up in Central Pennsylvania and has a deep love for all Philadelphia sports and will cover the Phillies for BNS

He is currently a student at the University of Maryland University College and living in Hawaii as a member of the Army.

He is the former editor of Phillies 101 and his own sports related web sites.

 

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