Jul 7, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels (35) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


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Chris Eckstine, editor

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and I love baseball. That being said, Phillies baseball will always have a special place in my heart. I love writing about sports, talking about sports, watching sports and basically living each day as a sports enthusiast - especially baseball!

Oliver Fisher, Staff Writer

17-year-old aspiring Sports Journalist and all-round Philly sports fan living in Leeds, England. Hopefully beginning an honours degree at University this fall. Go Phils, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Union! @olifisher on Twitter

Mike Lacy, Staff Writer

My love of the Phillies began with a visit to Veterans Stadium in May 1985. Since that day, I have suffered a lot of heartbreak, which I hope has made me a stronger (if somewhat jaded) fan. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I maintain optimism that next year will be "our year." Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacy_215

Alex Cheremeteff, Staff Writer

A Phillies fan since the days of Danny Ozark. These eyes have seen a lot of baseball over the years. Now patiently waiting for another championship.

Matt Veasey, Staff Writer

A Phillies fanatic since age 9, when The Vet opened virtually in my South Philly backyard in 1971. Writing at my blog www.mattveasey.com since 2004. Online presence back to 1997. Retiring in 2018 from chosen longtime regular profession.

Spencer Bingol, Staff Writer

While I've always been a casual fan, I've got the dubious honor of having the first day of my true Phillies obsession being Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS - it's like a bizarro, depraved, success-starved bandwagon. It's a cruel joke, but a different perspective.

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