Staff


Kyle Dowling: 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.

Brian Heise: Senior Staff Writer. 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. Unfortunately, like many Clevelanders, he was forced to move away in order to find a job and has been living in New Orleans, LA since 2009. Despite the circumstances, Brian has maintained his Cleveland loyalty and refuses to lose hope that someone will win something, someday. He also manages his own Cleveland sports blog, Die-Hard Night, and can be followed on Twitter, @DieHardNight.

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.

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 writes about the Miami Heat for Fanified.com (yes, he’s a Heat fan) and 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.

Ed Carroll: Staff Writer. A lifelong Indians fan, Ed Carroll resides on the West side of Cleveland, offering his opinions on the Tribe with a healthy side of sarcasm. He’s a frequent tweeter (@EdTheRevelator) who loves the Muppets and video games. Hates bunting and Facebook. Don’t ask about Andy Marte; it’s still a sore subject.

Evan Vogel: Staff Writer. I’m Evan and I am a teacher, father, husband and writer, not necessarily in that order. I have my own blog through MLBlogs and I am the Featured Columnist for the Cleveland Indians for Bleacher Report 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.

Jeff Mount: Staff Writer. I have been an Indians fan since Alvin Dark was manager. When I am not watching baseball, reading baseball, or thinking about baseball, I enjoy cycling, history, and music. I am married with two daughters.

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 at Tri-C, hoping to eventually work in media relations for an MiLB or MLB team. During the season, I also write for my own blog, Following the Tribe. Follow her on Twitter @Clemlbgirl

Nick Houghtaling: Staff Writer.

 

Michael Chaney: Staff Writer. Michael Chaney is a 15 year old who will be a sophomore at Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania. Born in Chardon, Ohio, Michael moved to Pennsylvania as a toddler. He is an obsessive fan of all Cleveland sports, but considers the Indians his favorite team and would like to thank his parents for leading him to a lifelong love of baseball. Michael knows that one day, Cleveland will win a championship and reward its deserving fans, but he isn’t sure when that day will come. He dreams of eventually studying Sports Management and Business in college with the intention of becoming the General Manager of a major league team someday. Michael can be found on Facebook declining game requests, as well as on Twitter, where you can follow him (@MChaney317).