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Roger Martin has been a Detroit Tigers and science fiction fan since he could walk. He has been podcasting and writing about the Detroit Tigers since 2011 with "Tigers SRD" with Chris Brown for Sports Radio Detroit.com, a site he co-created and the TigersMinorLeagueReport.com.
Brian R. Johnston has been a Chicago Cubs fan since 1994. He is the author of three books: The Art of Being a Baseball Fan, Quiet Faith: A 14-Day Christian Devotional for Introverts, and It's Okay to Fail: A Story for Highly Sensitive Children. Brian is also a contributor to the Herald Palladium newspaper. He lives in St. Joseph, MI, where he works as a librarian, with his wife and two kids.
Jon has Masters of Sport Science degrees in Sports Coaching and Sport Studies emphasizing baseball and sports psychology. He currently works as a personal trainer and fitness center manager.
Currently a D3 basebaball player, pursuing a degree in sports management and I'm a die hard Detroit sports fan. #PitcherOnly
Stephen White has been a fan of the Tigers since he was a young kid growing up in the Grand Rapids area. His love of the low A West Michigan Whitecaps eventually led him to the big league club's fandom, where he spent many years lurking in several blogs and Twitter threads before becoming a contributor for Motor City Bengals. He also enjoys science fiction and fantasy and 3D animation.
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