October 31, 2014

Pete

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I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 with a degree in Film and Television. From there I worked for the Philadelphia Phillies for 2 years in the sales department. While there, I made a video of all the home runs hit at Citizens Bank Park in the first 2 years which was sent to the construction co. that built the stadium and resulted in the left field fence being moved back in 2006. I also wrote the “talking points” every year for the sales department – essentially a collection of baseball statistics that helped the reps talk to angry fans on the phone about the team.

I have had an unnatural and unhealthy interest in sports my entire life. Most of the stats, predictions, break-downs that you will see on the blog I would do in my free time anyway, but have no one to share it with. This blog is a creative outlet for me, but also a place where people can come and talk about Philadelphia sports with research and reason, not the hype and drama of talk radio or other outlets.

My teams are, in order…Philadelphia Phillies, Notre Dame Football, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Sixers, Villanova Basketball, Notre Dame Basketball, St. Joes Basketball, Temple Basketball

Favorite philly or former philly athletes: Allen Iverson, Chase Utley, Jameer Nelson, Brian Westbrook, Shane Victorino, DeSean Jackson, Trent Cole

Favorite non-philly athletes: Matt Carroll, Larry Fitzgerald, Zach Greinke, Tim Lincecum, Vladimir Guerrero, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul, Michael Floyd and Manti T’eo

Favorite athletes of old: Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Oscar Robertson, Satchel Paige and Pete Maravich

I am obsessed with statistics. I love baseball because everything that every player does can be measured by numbers in some way. I am currently working on a book entitled The 100 Greatest Individual Seasons in Baseball History. Ranging from 1920-2007, only one season per player. Should be done sometime before I die. Part of the reason I am doing this blog is to hone my writing skills for when I get done the research aspect.