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Matt Pelc is a life-long supporter of Detroit and Michigan sports, particularly the Detroit Tigers and Lions. His love for the Tigers began at an early age. The first game he attended in person was the lone winning game of the 1987 ALCS. When it became clear that his dream of being the heir apparent to his boyhood hero, Alan Trammell, and donning the Olde English D for a living did not mesh with his athletic talents (or lack thereof), Matt's dream morphed into one day becoming the beat writer for the team. He is an editor for Motor City Bengals, contributes to SideLion Report, and is a guest blogger for the Detroit Free Press and Huffington Post. Matt resides in St. Cloud, Fla.
Josie Parnell is an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans. Born and raised in the Downriver/Metro Detroit area, she spent much time during her formative years at Tiger Stadium and developed a serious baseball addiction and a deep love for Tigers' baseball in particular. Attending Michigan State University from 2000-2004, she became a Spartan for life. Josie still misses her favorite pet fish, Heinie Manush, and is beyond thrilled to be the first female voice for the Motor City Bengals. Though she currently resides in the Sunshine State, her heart is, and always will be, in Detroit.
Tom is an avid Detroit sports fan. He currently attends Hope College where he is a pre-medical student. While he isn't buried in books, Tom works in sports radio and as a hockey broadcaster. Born in 1993, Tom dosn't have memories of 1968 or 1984 and only brief memories of Tigers Stadium. His first (and last) season holding a partial season ticket holder was 2003 and we know how that season went. He is currently on a journey with his dad to visit all 30 Major League Ballparks.
A fan of the Detroit Tigers for more than 40 years, I spent 25 years in the book publishing business, developing and editing books on a variety of subjects. The majority, however, were in sports. I am also the author of 100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
Sam O'Toole is currently an undergrad student at Western Michigan University. In addition to writing for Motor City Bengals, Sam also is a news reporter for the WMU student newspaper, the Western Herald, and covers the WMU men's hockey team for MiHockeyNow. Sam is an avid Detroit sports fan and is pursuing a career in sports media.
Josh Scramlin has loved the Tigers ever since he was five years old and his love for the team is one that will never die. To put it simply, he loves the Tigers more than some of his family members. Josh will soon be attending Central Michigan University to pursue Broadcast Journalism and Journalism.
Matt Snyder writes about Baseball and Division III College Basketball. He can be found as the editor of Motor City Bengals and the creator of Forever Faithful. He can be reached on Twitter @snyder_matthew.
Blair is a native of Ishpeming and a graduate of Northern Michigan University. He follows sports closely and has a special passion for baseball. He and his wife Lisa reside in St. Joseph, MI.
I love baseball, and naturally, love the Tigers. Bobby Higginson and Cecil Fielder shall always be my favorites, and "Randy Smith" is still a four-letter-word to me. I obsess over Hot Stove season and treat fantasy baseball like a religion. Otherwise, I write for Mlive and have a book on Amazon. I can also draw dinosaurs in formal attire.
Dave was introduced to the game of baseball during the 1985 World Series, and still considers Dan Quisenberry his favorite player. This also explains his strange obsession with submarine pitchers. Living in the Boston area, Dave is that lone beacon of powder blue in the heart of Red Sox nation. His musings on the Royals game, and life in general, can be found on Twitter through @m1sterdave, and he can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]
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