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Editorial Staff

Evan Vogel, Asst. Editor

I'm Evan and I am a teacher, father, husband and writer, not necessarily in that order. I have my own blog through MLBlogs (http://thebaseballhaven.mlblogs.com/), where I write about all things baseball, beyond my work with Wahoo's on First. I am a baseball junkie and I study players from the minors to the majors, looking and hoping to find the next superstar for my keeper league. Follow me on Twitter (EvanVogelTweets) to see my random thoughts and what I find interesting in social media.

Steve Kinsella, Staff Writer

Born and raised in Cleveland Heights I developed a love for the Cleveland Indians and baseball that has remained with me for 35+ years. In 1988 I transferred from Cleveland State to the University of South Florida in Tampa and immediately began to follow the Rays. Despite my passion for the Rays I still follow the Indians with as much fervor today as I did when I packed up the car and headed south in 1998.

Michael Chaney, Staff Writer

Michael Chaney is 16 years old and is a junior at Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania. Michael was actually born in Ohio (he's from Chardon), but moved when he was 3 years old. He is a fan of two things: Cleveland sports and buffalo wings, though he enjoys when his parents question his taste in music as well. He plays baseball for his high school's team, and while most of his tools grade a 2 on the 2/8 scale, he likes to say that he has "intangibles." (He plays first base, which is further than he'll ever get with a girl.) He enjoys long walks on the beach, and hopes that saying so might help him find a girlfriend. He plans to study Sports Management and/or Business in college, and dreams of becoming the General Manager of a major league team someday. Michael can be found on Facebook declining game requests, and you can follow him on Twitter (@MChaney317).

Ed Carroll, Asst. Editor

A life-long Indians fan, Ed Carroll actually lives in Cleveland, and is happy to offer his (unsolicited) opinions on the Tribe with a healthy side of snark and strikethrough. He's a Twitter addict (@EdTheRevelator) who loves the Muppets and video games (mainly PlayStation). He's also a co-host of the Wahoo's on the Mic podcast, and is probably the one complaining right now. #smallballsucks

Kyle Downing, editor

Kyle is a born and raised Clevelander, currently residing in Texas while getting his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Houston. He grew up with the Indians and is happy to finally have an outlet for writing about them. Kyle has lived and acted in 8 different states, but always manages to watch and root for his home team.

Matt Bretz, Staff Writer

29 year old Tribe fan currently living South Carolina. Hailing from Cuyahoga Falls and former downtown Cleveland resident. An Engineer by trade and a graduate of The University of Toledo. Loves all things Cleveland, especially the beer and sports. Movie Lover. Tech Fanatic. Can talk sports all day. Can be followed on Twitter @MattB_WOF.

Merritt Rohlfing, Staff Writer

Merritt is a never-say-die Indians fan who's only ever been to Cleveland twice, one of them was game 5 of the 2007 ALCS, the other the last season of Municipal Stadium. Due to a wonderful indoctrination job by his godfather, few things matter more to Merritt than the Indians. He also regularly writes and podcasts over at the Rohlfing Report. As a graduate of Knox college and with a resume full of media and journalism gigs, Merritt is totally legitimate and you should listen to every word he has to say as if it's gospel. You can follow him on Twitter @merrittrohlfing. Expect sandwich thoughts.

Katrina Putnam, Staff Writer

I was born and raised in Parma Heights as an avid Indians fan, and I love baseball more than just about anything. I'm a journalism & communications major, hoping to eventually work in media relations for a MiLB or MLB team.

Brian Brochetti, Staff Writer

Being born and raised in Parma, Ohio, the Cleveland Indians of the 1990's stole Brian's summers during the prime of his childhood years and forever shaped his fervor for the team. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace College, now University, in 2007 with degrees in Broadcasting/Mass Communication and Political Science. He went on to graduate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2010. Being frustrated at his legal career's success of suffocating passion from his writing, he relishes the opportunity to write for Wahoo's on First.

Brian Heise, Asst. Editor

Brian is a die hard fan of all things Cleveland. He was a 2002 graduate of Benedictine High School (Cleveland) who went on to receive a business degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006 and an MBA from John Carroll University in 2008. After four long years spent in New Orleans, he's back in Ohio, this time Columbus. You can follow Brian on Twitter @WahoosBrian

Jeremy Klein, Staff Writer

Jeremy Klein is an unabashed Cleveland Sports fan that believes deep down that a Cleveland team will win a championship in his lifetime. Jeremy is currently at The Ohio State University working towards his bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in marketing. Jeremy is a die-hard Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, and Buckeyes fan that also has a newfound passion for Premier League soccer, Chelsea being his club of choice. When not viewing random baseball games to watch the players on his fantasy team, Jeremy can be found playing FIFA on his Xbox 360 and generally making a fool of himself around the campus area.

Mike Majeski, Staff Writer

Mike Majeski is a Blue Jackets fan from Cleveland, OH. Mike graduated from Kent State University and is also a suffering Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan. He enjoys fantasy sports, as well as sports logos and uniforms.

Jeff Mount, Staff Writer

I have been following Cleveland sports since the late 60's, which means I have sat through approximately six thousand losses, all of which were completely unexpected. When I am not punishing myself with sports I enjoy reading, cycling, and music.

Adam Moehring, Staff Writer

Adam was born a baby. He has since matured into a slightly taller baby who is a fan of the Cleveland Indians & requires at least an hour of Tribe interaction a day.

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