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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 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 the Shibe Vintage Sports retail store in Center City and teaches Sports Marketing at Holy Family and 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,

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

Corey is a senior at Holy Family University studying 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, he's getting his first taste of the media world.

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.

Following a three-decade career with the Philadelphia Police Department where he was a Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Instructor, Matt retired in January 2018. A lifelong Philly resident and graduate of Saint Joseph's University, Matt has been following the Phillies since age 9 with the opening of 'The Vet' in his former South Philly neighborhood back in 1971. A former Phillies season ticket holder, he attended both Game Two of the 1980 World Series, Roy Halladay's 2010 NLDS no-hitter, and hundreds more over the years. Site Expert and Writer for Fansided on the Phillies and Writer on Major League Baseball from 2014-17. Past contributor to the Philadelphia Baseball Review and Sports Talk Philly and guest on the "Phillies Talk" podcast with host Rich Baxter.

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!

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 .

Daniel Walsh is an English professor from New Jersey. In addition to contributing to Phillies Nation, he holds an MFA from Columbia University and has published poems at Spork Press, Redheaded Stepchild, and elsewhere.

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

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, 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.

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