Apr 10, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays cap and glove in the dugout during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rays beat the Rangers 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


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Robbie Knopf, editor

Robbie is the rare Pennsylvania Rays fan and is passionate about the Rays, statistics, Pitch F/X data and just about everything related to baseball. You can check out Robbie’s writing multiple times a day at Rays Colored Glasses, where he has been writing since December of 2012. Robbie can be found on Twitter @RobbieKnopf or you can email him at [email protected]

Drew Jenkins, Co-Editor

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Drew is currently studying business analytics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Drew has been a passionate baseball fan ever since attending his first Major League game at Wrigley field when he was just 6 weeks old. His main love is hitting mechanics, but it is hard to find an area of baseball that he doesn't like. Follow Drew on twitter @DrewJenkins77 or contact him at [email protected] Hebrews 13:6 "So we can say with confidence, 'The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?'"

David Egbert, Staff Writer

David Egbert has been following major league baseball for over 50 years. A former life long Yankee fan, he fell in love with the hapless Devil Rays and soon became a contributor to Bob Andelman's E-Mail the Rays website. David has a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and is glad to be back "talking baseball."

Edward Guetti, Staff Writer

Joe Saunders, Staff Writer

Joe is a St. Petersburg native and has been a passionate Rays fan since the team's inception in 1998. After a long playing career that included a Dizzy Dean World Series Championship at age 14, a Florida State High School Final Four appearance and a brief stint playing at Washington College in Maryland, he currently studies Business Management at the University of South Florida. You can follow Joe on twitter @joey_saunders_ or email him at [email protected]

Thomas Swan, Staff Writer

Thomas was born in a little out of the way place called Fort Wayne, Indiana. He spends most of the time writing screenplays and trying to make his girlfriend, Jennifer, laugh. When he is not doing either of those, he follows the Rays. You can contact him at [email protected] But be careful, he will answer back.

Fletcher Keel, Staff Writer

Senior at Western Kentucky University. Broadcasting major. Aspiring play-by-play announcer. Atlanta born and bred. Editor of Wave The Red Towel. Cohost of The RedZone. Co-producer of Extra Point. Fan of short statements.

Mike Millican, Staff Writer

Devil Dog; Devil Rays and Raymond fan; former Milb clubby

Dan Herrejon, Staff Writer

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Grew up playing and loving sports. Spent most of my formative years debating, arguing and talking sports. Now, I write for two FanSided sites: Bolts by the Bay - Tampa Bay Lightning site and Rays Colored Glasses - Tampa Bay Rays site. I shoot straight and call them like I see them.

Peter M. Gordon, Staff Writer

Peter M. Gordon is a long-time SABR member who's written poetry and prose about baseball for many years. He lives in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches film production and makes as many two hour drives to Tropicana Field as possible.

Kyle Franzoni, MLB Editorial Director

Kyle Franzoni has the unfortunate distinction of having his very first baseball memory be that of Mookie Wilson's slow grounder going through the legs of Bill Buckner. Since then, it has been an up and down love affair with the game, which naturally lead to putting his thoughts to digital paper and trying his hand at writing about the game he loves. A native of Vermont, where he lives with his wife and twin sons, Kyle is editor of Jays Journal and is the Editorial Director for FanSided MLB.

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