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Tim first found the Phillies as a little infant at Veteran’s Stadium, cheering on a Juan Samuel game-winning home run in his very first game. With the pinstripes in his blood, he witnessed Terry Mulholland’s 1990 no-hitter, “Steve Carlton Night” at the Vet, game three of the 1993 World Series, countless games during the charmed 2008 championship season and various road excursions. Since November 2007 Tim’s been writing about them daily at Phillies Nation, becoming one of the world’s most popular Phillies scribes. You can catch him on Twitter and Facebook, as well. When he’s not talking about the Phils he’s relaxing with a St. Bernardus ABT 12 or one of his many favored brews.

Pat joined Phillies Nation in July 2009, coming over from Examiner.com. As a previous employee of both Comcast SportsNet and the National Basketball Association, Pat prides himself on being a well-rounded individual when it comes to sports. However, the Phillies are first on the list. You’ll usually find Pat chiming in on the Phillies Nation Facebook or Twitter account, weekdays on 97.3 ESPN radio or hosting Phillies Nation TV. He’s also a Senior Writer for the site, and in his free time is a music enthusiast and Will Ferrell movie-follower. His favorite beer: Philly’s own Yards. In 2015, Pat moved on from Phillies Nation as a sports anchor and reporter for CBS-3 in Philadelphia.

Brian founded Phillies Nation in 2004. He is the owner of Shibe Vintage Sports retail store in Center City and King of Prussia Mall and teaches Economics of Sports at Temple University. Brian grew up in Northeast Philly and now resides in South Philly.

Jay has been covering baseball as a professional reporter since 2009. Radio, television, podcasting, print & web features, you name it- he has done it. You can check out more from Jay on his site, PhoulBallz.com.

Tim Kelly is the editorial director for Phillies Nation. Since 2013, Kelly has covered Philadelphia sports. He served as the senior editor for Section215.com, FanSided's Philadelphia affiliate, from 2013 to 2016. From January 2016 through June 2018, Kelly served as the Phillies editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Kelly also works at SportsRadio 94 WIP.

Corey is a graduate of Holy Family University, majoring in sports management/marketing. He is a four-for-four guy, but there is nothing like his first love which is baseball and of course the beloved Fightins. Corey was just a 12 year old kid in the stands when Brad Lidge threw the best slider of his life to Eric Hinske to win the World Series and now at 21.

Michael is a graduate student at Temple University who lost his childlike innocence when, at the age of 6, his dad let him stay up for the end of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. Unsettled by the Phillies’ recent success, he has threatened over the years to leave the team he loves if they don’t start losing again, but has so far been unable to follow through. Michael spent 4 years as an undercover agent in Braves territory at the University of South Carolina, where he covered football and soccer for The Daily Gamecock before moving back up north. He began writing for The Phrontiersman in June 2009 before moving to Phillies Nation in January 2010.

Ryan graduated Rowan University in 2015 with a BA in English and Journalism. He has been a Phillies Nation contributor since 2014, publishing game stories, previews, columns and news stories. When Ryan isn't writing about the Phillies, he is selling and reviewing craft beer for the King of Prussia Beer Outlet. Cheers!

More than a half-century with the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 1964-2015 as Director of Public Relations. Winner of the 2007 Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement. Items for Phillies Nation are re-printed from Phillies.com with permission from the organization. Email directly to lshenk@phillies.com

Drew is a junior at Saint Joseph's University, where he studies communications.

Brandon Apter is a contributor to Phillies Nation. He also covers the Sixers for 97.3 ESPN.

A lifelong native of Philadelphia, Destiny has been a contributor for Phillies Nation since January 2019 and currently attends Temple University. Some of her favorite Phillies memories include seeing Roy Halladay win his 20th game in 2010 and seeing Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam from outside the Cubs clubhouse.

Paul joined Phillies Nation in January 2010 after moving over from his old blog, The Phrontiersman. What began as a desire to enter the world of sportscasting has gradually evolved into a passion for scouting baseball players; Paul will be working for Baseball Info Solutions during the 2010 season doing just that. He brings some views and opinions that are off the beaten path, yet has a great affinity for stats of all shapes and sizes. He is a firm believer that Chase Utley is The Man, Mike Schmidt is the greatest Phillie ever and Harry Kalas was the voice of God. You can catch his frequent stat and tidbit posting on Twitter.

Found Phillies Nation on Facebook? Twitter? Atop Google searches? R.C. is the the reason. R.C. possess the versatile acumen needed to maintain Phillies Nation’s status as a top player in the Philadelphia social network scene. R.C is our top talent evaluator, bringing you all of the writers you’ve come to enjoy, all under one roof here at Phillies Nation. His other tasks include diligently planning and creating new and exciting ventures for Phillies Nation through its sponsors, Philly media and our fanbase. R.C. is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research, contributing historical and analytical analyses of baseball events both past and present. Born in Philly and raised on the mean streets of the Northeast, R.C. is a 2012 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. Highlights his free time geeking out on Star Trek, analyzing the hiccuping of the past in the present and scouting out his next overseas adventure .

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Nick is known by many as “The Beerman,” having served the fans Miller Lite at Phillies games for over nine seasons. He is a lifelong Phillies fan, who took the job to get into games for free. In 2008, his dream came to realization as he was able to attend every postseason game including both parts of Game 5. Nick has written for Comcast SportsNet, NJ.com and has covered events such as the NFL Draft and the Big East Tournament. Desk jockey by day, beerman by night.

Jon joined Phillies Nation in April 2010 and is perpetually grateful that the World Wide Web came along, allowing him to write about the team he has followed since, well, as long as he can remember. At his first Phils game, in 1991 against the Pirates at the Vet, Jon watched wide-eyed from one of those plastic, spine-numbing seats as a lanky outfielder named Barry Bonds cracked a two-run homer off Tommy Greene and a game-winning RBI double off Mitch Williams in the ninth. In those halcyon days, he listened to most games on the radio because cable TV didn’t extend out into in the remote swamps of South Jersey. Most days, you’ll find Jon looking for misplaced commas and devising flashy headlines at a newspaper; these days his publication of choice is the Baltimore Sun; he’s also worked at The (Allentown) Morning Call and The Washington Times.

Mike Murphy, known as the 'Maddog' around West Chester, is an ambitious and upcoming sports media personality that has seen every side of the business. From covering sports through the Daily Local News in West Chester, talking Philly sports on his 91.7 FM radio show "Brotherly Love Sports Talk", anchoring sports for West Chester University television, to doing public address for the Camden Riversharks. Phillies Nation is now Mike's next step as he contributes his thoughts and writing about the team he grew up watching.

Ty is a writer for Phillies Nation, covering the Phillies and the Minor League beat. He is also the host of the Phillies Nation Podcast, along with Jonny Heller. Ty is a native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania and currently attends Cabrini University.

Jason Ferrie is a former writer for Section215, SportsTalkPhilly and FanSided.

A proud Cardinal Dougherty High School, Temple University, and Cabrini University alum, John Knebels is "thrilled" to provide an occasional honest assessment about the Philadelphia Phillies, whom he has followed since he was eight years old. Among the numerous publications for which he has contributed, John continues to cover sports for philadelphiasportsdigest.com and catholicphilly.com (formerly Catholic Standard and Times). He is a member of the Philadelphia Sportswriting Association. Hobbies include fantasy football, living and dying with anything that has to do with Philadelphia sports, and annually traveling to Wilmington, North Carolina with his daughter Kate to hobnob with the cast of One Tree Hill.

Mizzou graduate, Class of 2019. Omaha World-Herald copy editing intern.

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