Staff

Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott
Editor in Chief

Bob Elliott is the founder of the Canadian Baseball Network. He is also a baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun, Sun Media and a frequent guest on The FAN-590. He was born in Kingston, Ont. If you want to know anything and everything to do with the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues or amateur baseball in Canada - Bob is the man to talk to.

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Todd Devlin

Todd Devlin
Associate Editor

Todd Devlin is a freelance writer currently based in London, Ontario. He holds an honours degree in Commerce from McMaster University, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Aside from the Canadian Baseball Network, Devlin's work has appeared in The Londoner, the St. Thomas Times-Journal, Victoria News and Western News, as well as the official Minor League Baseball website, the National Lacrosse League website, and the online homes of Ontario University Athletics and Canadian Interuniversity Sport

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Alexis Brudnicki

Alexis Brudnicki
Lead Writer

Baseball has been a part of Alexis' life since her parents took her brother to sign up for Eager Beaver Baseball in London. Alexis wanted to play and asked to sign up, too. Alexis played ball until the boys were all twice her size and then switched to competitive fastball. Her first job was as an umpire for rookies with the EBBA and since then Alexis has completed her education with an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and graduate studies in Sports Journalism at Centennial College

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Melissa Couto

Melissa Couto
Lead Writer

Melissa grew up in London, Ont. She has a sports journalism degree from Centennial College in Toronto and a Master’s degree in American history from Western University. Aside from writing for CBN, Melissa also works as a sports reporter-editor at The Canadian Press.

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Peter Bean

Peter Bean
Director of Marketing and Fan Engagement

Peter is the Director of Marketing and Fan Engagement for the Canadian Baseball Network. He is also the host of the CBN Podcast. Peter is a lifelong Blue Jays fan as well as a long time fan of Team Canada and international sport.

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Contributors

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston

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Allan Simpson

Allan Simpson

Allan Simpson was one of three 2011 inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. He was formally enshrined June 18, 2011 in St. Marys, Ont., and joined by former Blue Jays all-star closer Tom Henke and the late George "Dandy" Wood, a Prince Edward Island native who played in almost 1,300 major-league games in the 19th century. Allan, a native of Kelowna, B.C., is the founder of Baseball America, the most influential baseball publication in the business.

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Andrew Hendriks

Andrew Hendriks

Born in southern Ontario during the late 1980's, Hendriks had a front row seat to watch the Blue Jays reach the pinnacle in '92/'93 as a child, an experience that only bolstered this Canadian's love for the "American Game." Having played since before his memory allows access too, his passion for Baseball grew over years of emulating his heroes on the local sandlots, memorizing the backs of chewing gum scented cards and travelling across North America to experience as many aspects of the game as possible.

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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is a catcher in the San Diego Padres organization. An eight-year minor-league veteran, he was drafted in 2005 by the Detroit Tigers and spent six years in the Chicago Cubs system before joining the Padres in a 2013 trade with the Orioles. Robinson is also a longtime member of the Canadian senior national team, most recently representing Team Canada as the starting catcher at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

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Dan Estey

Dan Estey

Dan Estey was born in Fredericton, N.B., began playing in the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association and has played for the past 26 years. He’s appeared on the national stage: as a member of Team New Brunswick at the Baseball Canada Cup in 2000 in Stonewall, Man., was with the Fredericton Royals at the 2001 nationals midgets in Stonewall, and was with Fredericton at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Windsor, Ont. Estey played five years at the University of New Brunswick (2001-2005) winning four Atlantic Conference championships and three medals at the Canadian Intercollegiate Association championships (silver in 2001 in Ottawa, bronze in 2002 in Fredericton and gold in 2003 in Montreal.

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Dan Haugh

Dan Haugh

Dan was born in Exeter, Ontario where his father Ross was the Sports Editor of the local weekly newspaper. Baseball was in his blood from the beginning as his mother remembers spending the night before he was born at a ball game watching Dan’s father umpire. That was the same year that Dan’s favorite team the Cleveland Indians were swept in the World Series by the New York Giants.

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Danny Gallagher

Danny Gallagher

Danny was born in Ted Lindsay's hometown of Renfrew, Ont. but his roots are in nearby Douglas. He played 27 consecutive seasons of top-level amateur baseball in the senior ranks in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec and thrived on organizing events himself, the major one being the highly successful 1983 Canadian senior men's tournament in Sudbury. He began covering the Montreal Expos in 1988 when he joined the Montreal Daily News. Later, he was the Expos beat writer for the Ottawa Sun and Associated Press.

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Devon Teeple

Devon Teeple

Devon is the founder of The GM's Perspective. Devon is an author for the Business of Sports Network, which includes the Biz of Baseball, the Biz of Football, the Biz of Basketball and the Biz of Hockey. He is also a contributor to the Canadian Baseball Network. Devon is a Demand Media Studios writer, featured writer on Examiner.com, member of the Yarbarker Network, and is an Associate Member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

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Ethan Green

Ethan Green

Ethan Green was born and raised in Nelson, B.C., where he played baseball and skied his way through school. He has worked for the Okotoks Dawgs of the Western Major Baseball League since 2011. He serves as the Press Box and Media Relations Manager and has a goal of working in sports, specifically baseball for the rest of his life.

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Jay Blue

Jay Blue

A lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan, Jay Blue started blogging about the Jays when he was living in Berlin, Germany. He founded his own blog, Blue Jays from Away, to write about developments with his home town team, focusing on the Jays' minor league system. When he's not watching baseball, he is usually on the diamond umpiring or he's pursuing his research interests in the field of ethnomusicology.

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Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson provides coverage on the Western Major Baseball League. The WMBL is Canada's premier collegiate summer league, for college players from both sides of the border, with teams based in Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Melville, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton, as well as Hodgson's home team, the Okotoks Dawgs. Jonathan has been with the Dawgs organization since 2003 and team broadcaster since the 2008 season.

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Kevin Glew

Kevin Glew

Regaled with stories about Mickey Mantle by his father, Ralph, when he was growing up, Kevin Glew developed a keen interest in baseball at a young age in Dorchester, Ont. playing against teams from Vienna, Straffordville, St. Thomas, Stratford, Harrietsville, Belmont, London and Sarnia. His interest blossomed into a full-blown fascination after enduring a bone-chilling wind on the bench seats down the right-field line at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on Oct. 5, 1985 to witness the Blue Jays secure their first division title.

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Liam McGuire

Liam McGuire

Liam was formerly the editor-in-chief of St. Thomas University’s student newspaper, The Aquinian, and now serves as a writer and a social media intern for Canadian Baseball Network. Liam has always been a fan of advanced stats and looking beyond the box score.

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Matt Betts

Matt Betts

Matt Betts was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1992. From a very young age, he loved all things baseball ... but even more, all things Canadian. His baseball career began with the Brantford Junior Red Sox, followed by three years (2008 thru 2010) with the Ontario Terriers program of the PBLO - twice winning the Most Proficient Pitcher award.

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Maxx Tissenbaum

Maxx Tissenbaum

Selected out of college by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2012 amateur draft (345th overall). Earned an “honorable mention” in 2012 Minor League Rookie of the Year ranking by Jewish Baseball News. During brief stint at San Diego Padres’ 2013 Spring Training, knocked in 3 runs in just 4 at-bats.

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Melissa Verge

Melissa Verge

Melissa Verge was born in Aurora, Ontario. She later migrated to Titusville, New Brunswick where she still resides in the middle of nowhere. She's been playing baseball since she was six years old, and has recently grown passionate for writing about the game.

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Neil Munro

Neil Munro

Neil is a retired secondary school mathematics teacher with a life-long passion for the collection and analysis of baseball statistics. A North Bay Ontario resident for almost 50 years, Neil has fuelled his interest by serving as a research consultant with STATS Inc. He was the former chair of the Records Committee of SABR – the Society for American Baseball Research.

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Nick Ashbourne

Nick Ashbourne

It is fair to say that Nick Ashbourne is obsessed with baseball. If he isn’t talking about in excruciating detail, he’s thinking about it in even more detail.

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Zach Swanson

Zach Swanson

Zach Swanson is a 14 (yes, 14) year-old baseball geek who loves every angle of the sport. He has always been involved in baseball since the day that he could say the word, and would still love to play in the show someday. He bases his writing out of Victoria, BC, going to Lambrick Park Baseball Academy, a school that has produced the likes of Michael Saunders and Kyle Orr. His favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds and his favourite player is Giancarlo Stanton.

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