Column: Down on the Farm, a weekly account of our minor league teams. Coverage will include the Baby Pens, Wheeling Nailers, and all things related to the Pirates' prosperous minor league system.
Background: Born and raised on the mean streets of Aliquippa, PA, a.k.a. High School Football America. I was considered for a starting d-back job on the football team a couple of years ago but some bum named Darrelle Revis beat me out for the job. I wonder what he’s doing now? Truth be told I’m from a little town called Center but my mailing address happened to be on the Aliquippa side of Center. Quip town represent.
My writing career began in 5th grade when a certain football team I liked happened to lose the Super Bowl when some fabulous quarterback threw two passes directly into the hands of a certain Dallas Cowboys’ d-back (I’m still not referring to the above mentioned players by their proper names). After this game I wrote the post game re-cap for the 5th grade newspaper.
Since then my writing has unfortunately been cooled off a bit by my job and other things but I still enjoy doing it. I was trained at THE John Carroll University (home of London Fletcher, LB for the Washington Redskins) where I minored in communications and learned the finer art of journalism.