The Staff

David Warren: Editor

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

Billy Brost: Co-Editor

Billy serves as co-editor and contributing writer for both Yanks Go Yard and Friars On Base. 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. Follow Billy on Twitter: @Billy_Brost

Mark Whelan: Assistant Editor

Mark has always rooted for the home team, no matter where home has been. He grew up a Mets fan, followed the BoSox for 8 years, and has been rooting for the Padres since life brought him to this paradise we call San Diego. When his nose is not buried in baseball stats, you’ll find Mark singing 4-part harmony in a barbershop quartet. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markmarkwhelan

Bernie D’Amato: Staff Writer

Bernie is a writer for and He is always striving to be the best in America’s finest city. All comments you leave for him are greatly appreciated. Follow Bernie on Twitter: @bdamato711

Daryll Dorman: Staff Writer

Darryll lives in sunny San Diego and attends about 20-25 Padres’ games a year. He loves being outdoors, whether playing baseball, watching baseball, or stand up paddle-boarding in the ocean. Darryll is a tech salesman by day, baseball fanatic by night. He has been married for over 5 years to his beautiful, fast-pitch softball playing Angels and Ohio State fan wife. Follow Darryl on Twitter: @darylldorman

Nick Lee: Staff Writer

Nick was raised in Escondido, CA. He has been to many, many Padres’ games at Petco. Nick loves the Friars! He love San Diego sports. Nick also writes for the San Diego Chargers’ site on the Fansided Network, Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickLee51

David Chalk: Staff Writer

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 Follow Dave on Twitter: @cansirboi

James Krueger: Staff Writer

James 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. Follow James on Twitter: @jamesEkrueger

Tim Richer: Staff Writer

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 Friars On Base. Follow Tim on Twitter: @tricher00