Welcome to Friars on Base, the San Diego Padres news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Friars on Base is dedicated to providing top-notch Padres news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.
I have always rooted for the home team, no matter where home has been. I grew up a Mets fan, followed the BoSox for 8 years, and have been rooting for the Padres since life brought me to this paradise we call San Diego. When my nose is not buried in baseball stats, you'll find me singing 4-part harmony in a barbershop quartet.
Raised in Escondido, CA. I am married to my college sweetheart (though we are still in college). I have been to many, many Padres games at Petco. I love the Friars! I love San Diego sports. I also write for the Chargers at boltbeat.com.
Billy serves as co-editor and contributing writer for Yanks Go Yard. He has recently joined the staff of Friars On Base, the San Diego Padres' site on the Fansided Network as a guest editor and contributing writer. He also writes on his own blog: WestCoastYankees-The Blog. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in history from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Billy's work has appeared in Baseball Digest, Sport, The Inscriber Digital Magazine, Rant Sports, and Yahoo! among others. Billy has been a fan of the New York Yankees since 1981, and during baseball season he must tread lightly as his wife is a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoys researching and writing about the history of the game, and is a fantasy baseball and baseball card junkie.
David serves as editor and contributing writer of Friars on Base. He earned both his MA and BA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in History. He currently teaches history classes for Central Texas College, Ashford University, and works as an instructional aide in high school. David has been a life long Padres fan and Los Angeles Kings fan since he was a kid. Follow David on Twitter @davidwarren25
James Krueger is an amateur blogger and professional fan. He spends most of his day sifting through gory datasets for fun, and the rest of it watching baseball. He loves advanced stats, graphics with R, the Tampa Bay Rays and long walks on the beach.
Dave has been a Padres fan since he moved to San Diego in 1987. You'll likely find him enjoying live music or traveling to eat delicious food when he is not nerding out on sabermetrics or the latest writings of Bill James. He is a regular contributor to RentSauce.com. Follow his musing on Twitter or Instagram @cansirboi
Despite living all the way across the country, Tim has been able to follow the Padres thanks to the advent of MLB.TV. Now getting a chance to do the next best to watching the game of baseball, he's writing for FanSided at FriarsonBase.com.
I live in sunny San Diego and attend about 20-25 Padre games a year. I love being outdoors, whether playing baseball, watching baseball, or stand up paddle-boarding in the ocean. Tech salesman by day, baseball fanatic by night. I have been married for over 5 years to my beautiful, fast-pitch softball playing Angels and Ohio State fan wife.
Ryan is going into his junior year of college at San Diego State University, where he's majoring in journalism. Ryan has grown up in San Diego his whole life a huge Chargers fan, and brings a lot of valuable insight to the Bolt Beat. Ryan also writes for Friars on Base for Fansided, and also contribute to the San Diego State student run newspaper, The Aztec.
Originally from San Diego, Shane has been writing for various newspapers and websites since 2011, most recently as a sportswriter covering Arizona State University sports for the ASU State Press. He's about to start his sophomore year at ASU. Shane's hobbies include making music, writing short stories and making himself miserable as a Chargers, Padres and Sacramento Kings diehard fan.
I am a writer for FanSided.com and FriarsOnBase.com. Always striving to be the best in America's finest city. All comments are greatly appreciated.
Jason is a recent master's degree recipient in sports management. He's been a huge baseball and sports fan since he was born. Jason is currently a board op at SiriusXM for college and pro football and basketball games.
Kyle Franzoni has the unfortunate distinction of having his very first baseball memory be that of Mookie Wilson's slow grounder going through the legs of Bill Buckner. Since then, it has been an up and down love affair with the game, which naturally lead to putting his thoughts to digital paper and trying his hand at writing about the game he loves. A native of Vermont, where he lives with his wife and twin sons, Kyle is editor of Jays Journal and is the Editorial Director for FanSided MLB.
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