I'm from the Philadelphia area and I love all teams Philly. While I'm huge on the Phillies and Eagles, I've really gotten into the Flyers recently and I'm following the Sixers much more than I used to. And although I'm no religious college sports fan, I like the Villanova Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions, and I watch a few of their games every season as well.

Even though I love watching the Eagles, Flyers, and Sixers, the team I support the most is the Phillies, since baseball is my favorite sport. I could sit for hours upon end watching the Phillies, whether on TV or at Citizens Bank Park. Through good times and bad, I'll always root for the Phils.

Since baseball is my favorite sport and the Phillies are my favorite team, I usually write about the them, though I write an MLB article or a piece about another MLB team every now and then. In terms of what you'll see in my baseball pieces, I use standard stats to appeal to the common reader, though I'm a fan of sabermetrics. I haven't used them too much in the past, but I've learned more about them, and I've inserted them into my writing more.

In the past, I wrote sporadically, but I started writing more often, which led me to become a Featured Columnist for the Phillies. Being a Phillies Featured Columnist has been a dream come true, and my experiences here at Bleacher Report have been invaluable to improving my abilities as a writer and a communicator.

If you would like to ask me a question, suggest a writing topic you'd like to read about, or simply just say hello, feel free to drop a message in my inbox or leave a post here on my profile bulletin board. I'm always looking for new fans and new ideas to explore.

Thanks for reading my work and Go Philly Sports!

100,000 reads: December 9, 2011
150,000 reads: March 14, 2012
200,000 reads: June 27, 2012
250,000 reads: July 29, 2012
300,000 reads: September 27, 2012
350,000 reads: December 27, 2012
400,000 reads*: April 18, 2013
400,000 reads (second time): July 14, 2013
450,000 reads: August 26, 2013
500,000 reads: October 16, 2013
600,000 reads: January 30, 2014
700,000 reads: July 21, 2014

*The read counters malfunctioned back in early June 2013 and mistakenly subtracted reads from articles, so I sadly lost about 50,000 reads. The starred date was when I first achieved 400,000 reads.

1st article: February 4, 2011
50th article: December 8, 2011
100th article: September 26, 2012
150th article: September 20, 2013

Promoted to Phillies Featured Columnist I: September 22, 2011
Promoted to Featured Columnist II: May 18, 2013

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  • J Metzger posted 1314 days ago

    J Metzger

    A group of fantasy baseball players get together each year from around the country to meet in a city for a weekend of eating, catching up and going to a baseball game. This year, the group will be in Philadelphia on the weekend of June 27-29.

    This group is one of the first online communities ever formed. If you are interested in covering their reunion at the Phillies-Braves game that weekend, please let me know and I can give you more details.

  • Cassie Houchin posted 1426 days ago

    Cassie Houchin

    Just saw your comment... thank you and you're welcome! Have a good one.

  • Bryan Vale posted 1578 days ago

    Bryan Vale

    Hey Alec, no problem. Yeah the too/to thing was surprising, since you clearly know how to write. Unfortunately, I don't control the shortened versions of headlines, so I'd recommend letting your editors know, and I'll try to let people know.

  • Ben Millikan posted 1600 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    You're welcome, Alec!

  • Dan Shepard posted 1637 days ago

    Dan Shepard

    No problem, Alec. Hopefully your Philly teams can pick it up soon for the sake of my co-workers (I moved here last year, so my allegiances are still elsewhere haha).

  • Shannon Lane posted 1643 days ago

    Shannon Lane

    Hi Alec. Sorry for the delayed response but thanks for reaching out! It's my pleasure!

  • Dave Siebert, M.D. posted 1800 days ago

    Dave Siebert, M.D.

    Hey Alec!

    I haven't followed them terribly closely, but for Chase Utley, patellar tendonitis and chondromalacia is the kind of thing that is going to flare up every once and awhile and possibly make a DL stint needed, but it shouldn't really limit him when it is under control—which should be most of the time.

    For Ryan Howard, that Achilles will never be the same, and he probably won't have quite the same leg drive that he used to, especially since it's his left leg, his driving leg as a left-handed hitter. That said, the difference is probably going to be insignificant.

    The same goes for Roy Halladay. Honestly, the strained muscle probably won't ever be the same, but the change will hardly be noticeable on the field, especially now that he has had ample time to rest it.

    We'll see!

  • Bernie Ollila posted 1800 days ago

    Bernie Ollila

    Thanks for noticing! haha it happened over night.

  • Ben Millikan posted 1803 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    My pleasure, Alec. You do the same!

  • Bernie Ollila posted 1833 days ago

    Bernie Ollila

    Wow, I can't believe I forgot about Mike Adams and Mr. Young! haha I was blowing that up on Twitter, too.

    Oh man, I would love for them to get Upton or Stanton. I'm not sure if that's likely, though. I am very uncomfortable with the outfield going forward. I think that's a huge issue.

    I really hope last year was just a slip in this era of Phillies baseball, bro.