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Born and raised in Cleveland, Lewie is a sophomore and economics concentrator at Brown University and has been a Tribe fan literally since before he can remember. His playing career never panned out, as he realized in T-ball that he was better at calculating other people's batting averages than increasing his own, but he still hopes to one day work inside the game. He also writes about the Indians on his blog, Wahoo's On First, and contributes to Beyond the Box Score. You can reach him by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it email or follow him on Twitter: @LewsOnFirst.

Jeff Rich currently resides in Phoenix with his wife, a native Chicagoan turned Clevelander at heart.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a long suffering sports fan of the Cleveland variety. It started with an NFL Playoff game on January 4, 1986 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, when Dan Marino's Dolphins made a 21-3 Browns lead in the second half vanish, never to be spoken of again.  That should have prepared Jeff for the years of agony that he refuses to embrace, but it didn't.  Nothing ever does, whether the villain is a brand name headliner like John Elway or Michael Jordan, or worse, a lesser known "undercard" like Castille or Renteria.  However, no matter how many proverbial stakes are driven through his heart, his glass always remains half-full.

For many Cleveland fans, the great memories drown in the memory banks flooded with misery and the scars never heal.  Though even the most successful chapters ended in heartbreak, Rich chooses to look back at the book's best pages rather than the many unhappy endings.  He knows it's easy for some to remember a team like the 1995 Indians as the team that had 100 wins in 144 tries, then failed to finish the job when it counted the most, but he mostly looks back at the joy of witnessing their Game 3 World Series victory at Jacobs Field.  And while nothing will ever purge the memories of heartbreak certain playoff games, he is resilient enough to keep things in an optimistic light, even if it borders on the boundaries of what society might call "delusional".

Before joining the writing staff at in 2012, Jeff dabbled in sports talk radio in Northeast Ohio as a high school football correspondent for WELW and most recently as the College Basketball Insider for an internet station in the Midwest.  He also scribes on various topics for his own blog,

Lars Hancock spent his formative years on the east side of Cleveland, before leaving the nest to explore the world. A die-hard sports fan, Lars has lived through suffering, torment, and failure which would kill those outside of Cleveland. He witnessed "the Drive", the helmet throw, the 1995 World Series, the 2007 BCS Championship, and 2007 NBA Finals live, and is now a bitter, bitter man. Lars has worked in many fields, from technology to sales to manufacturing, and is willing to try anything (well, almost anything) once. He is an expert on nothing, but conversant on everything. In his spare time, Lars likes to drink. 

Thomas Moore is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, supporter of Liverpool FC and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, a proud graduate of The Kent State University, and someone who listens to an unhealthy amount of Sirius NFL Radio. A former news editor for several daily newspapers, he left the newsroom in the last millennium but never lost the urge to write.

His biggest fear as a Cleveland fan is that he will one day be interviewed in a nursing home by Sports Illustrated as a 95-year-old fan who never witnessed a championship season in Cleveland. He is also the author of

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