Will Shaffer

Will Shaffer

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I'm a 30 year old from pa; music, baseball, and work are my life. I've been a huge fan of the game of baseball since I was a wee lad in the mid to late 80's. I didn't really start to get into the game until I began to understand it better in the early 90's and now I can virtually call a game the same as any announcer. Some of my favorite players from my childhood were Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, George Brett, Mike Schmidt, Dave Stewart, Harold Baines, Ryan Sandburg, Mark Grace, David Cone, Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Dale Murphy, Joe Girardi(back from the Cubs all the way to the Yanks!), Greg Maddox, Mike Mussina, and I could go on and on and on.
I'm from the Philly area, so I'm also a Phillies fan for life. In the 6th grade I remember listening on the radio, when I was supposed to be asleep in bed, as I heard Joe Carter of the Blue Jays hit that homer of Mitch Williams to beat the Philles in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. I suffered through the rest of the 90's watching some of the worst baseball teams I'd ever seen.

Watching sports, particularly baseball, and formulating my own opinions on what's to come has always been a favorite pastime of mine. Now that I've found bleacher report I hope to impress some people not only with my writing but with my ideas as well. Please, I encourage all to comment on my stuff, one cannot improve without constructive criticism.

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  • Pete McKeown posted 1971 days ago

    Pete McKeown

    This article has special meaning to me. Please give it a read if you get a chance.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/124059-to-an-athlete-dying-young

  • A.J. Martelli posted 2212 days ago

    A.J. Martelli

    Thanks, Will. I think we're both good game recappers! I'm just doing it to gain some experience and keep writing until the fall. They made me the sports editor at the newspaper at my school, so I'm just doing it to keep up. Feel free to do whatever games you want, don't let me stop you! :)