Scott Gyurina

Scott Gyurina

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About

First and foremost, I love the game of baseball. Everything about it. After playing it my entire life, it still holds a special captivation over me that is unrivaled by most everything else, aside from my family of course. Watching each game with precision, digesting the action, analyzing the statistics and following the game throughout the season, the day after the World Series is always one of the most tragic of the year.

Although I am a fan of a specific team, my love for the game transcends any particular allegiance, and I thoroughly enjoy following teams and players from across the league. As a long-time baseball player, and now an avid softball player who still plays like a madman, I appreciate players who play the game "the right way," always hustling as if each play could be their last.
A fan of the Yankees since first donning the uniform on my first baseball team as a 5 year old in 1982, I instantly fell in love with the legendary pinstripers. When I luckily got a Don Mattingly rookie card in the first pack of baseball cards I ever got in 1984, my fate was sealed.

Of course, being a Yankee fan in the heart of Angel country in Southern California is never easy, as one often gets labeled a "bandwagon fan" or worse, more obscene titles. Throughout much of my youth though, the Yankees were terrible, consistently languishing lower in the standings. Since they missed the playoffs from 1982-1994, winning had little to do with it.

How many fans are willing to take the train 3,000+ miles from LA to NYC just to watch their team play? Exactly...

Greater than my specific love for the Yankees is my passion for the game of baseball in general. In my opinion, it is the perfect sport and I remain a dedicated follower of the game in general, allowing me to be an educated, reasonable fan beyond just my dedication to the Bronx Bombers.

I have played baseball and soccer throughout my entire 33 years on earth and have always enjoyed each sport with a diligent eye for detail and analysis. My passion for both sports has survived well into adulthood as I still enjoy playing, and helping to coach my daughter's soccer teams.

In addition to being a passionate athlete and sports fan, I have also had a lifelong love of the written word, reading and writing as much as possible throughout the years.

Occasionally, I have grown frustrated with what often seems like an anti-intellectual slant to a lot of the sports debate and writing that I have encountered in my lifetime, so my ambition is to do my part to combat that unfortunate

I hope to infuse my writing with a passion for sports, love of quality writing and detailed analysis, helping to create intelligent, thought-provoking content that I hope you'll enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

Please enjoy my articles and comment freely if you have disagreements or commentary related to my work.

Also, I cover the Yankees on my website http://pinstripewest.com/

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  • Robin S posted 1048 days ago

    Robin S

    Nothing related to football these days. Have you stopped supporting Arsenal altogether? Can't blame you if that's the case..

  • Kyle Langan posted 1181 days ago

    Kyle Langan

    Hey, would you be able to send your e mail to klangan@omnipossible.com? I want to get the B/R community leaders on a mailing list for a press release on behalf of Sports Media 101.

    Thanks

  • Harold Friend posted 1186 days ago

    Harold Friend

    Thank you.

  • Jamison Scott posted 1226 days ago

    Jamison Scott

    Hey Scott, I work with your mom, and she always forwards your articles to me. Keep up the good work, you're a talented writer. I truly enjoy reading your articles.

  • Robin S posted 1274 days ago

    Robin S

    Thanks for the fan add, Scott. An intelligent, levelheaded writer becoming my fan means a lot. :)

  • Jonathan Stilwell posted 1449 days ago

    Jonathan Stilwell

    Scott - Here is my latest - a tribute to Bert Blyleven and his quest for the HOF - hope you enjoy!
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556039-bert-blyleven-pitching-history-and-the-hall-of-fame

  • Leslie Monteiro posted 1488 days ago

    Leslie Monteiro

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/521939-choice-was-right-for-al-cy-young

    Here's my take on the AL Cy Young race.

  • Vijay Murali posted 1550 days ago

    Vijay Murali

    I would like you to have a look at my latest article and please add anything that you find missing.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/467088-arsenal-should-rosicky-take-penalties-for-the-gunners-and-more-questions

  • Orin Robinson posted 1588 days ago

    Orin Robinson

    Hey man, can't read your reply to my comment. Don't know if you deleted it or not. I'm not a confrontational person. If I offended you, that wasn't my intention.

  • Stew Flats posted 1644 days ago

    Stew Flats

    Hi, thought you would like this, Power Rankings. The North Korea team moved up

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/407116-world-cup-2010-power-rankings-group-stage-two