Sep 17, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) celebrates after throwing a complete game shutout against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Brewers 2-0. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports


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Daniel Solzman, editor

Daniel Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. Solzman is the editor of Redbird Rants and is a staff writer for Wildcat Blue Nation, FlickSided, and Hidden remote. In addition to the Cardinals, Solzman roots for his beloved Kentucky Wildcats, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Solzman is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and comedy writer. Contact Daniel at dsolzman AT hotmail DOT com.

Bob Hudgins, Staff Writer

I played baseball through college at Washington University in St. Louis. I coached at the high school level. I have a background in broadcasting. I want to jumpstart conversations around the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chase Woodruff, Staff Writer

I'm a St. Louis native and Cards fan currently living in Boulder, CO, where I work for a counseling program and write about sports and pop culture for sites like Redbird Rants, VICE Sports, The Classical, and Paste Magazine.

Aaron Somers, Sr. Personnel Director

Aaron Somers is the FanSided Network's Senior Personnel Director and has previously served as the Editorial Director for our MLB sites. He's been a part of the FanSided Network since October 2011. Baseball has long been his biggest passion, but he has a healthy obsession with most sports (though admittedly there are many that he's a better fan than participant). He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts with his wonderfully understanding wife and daughter.

Hamm Hooper, Staff Writer

I'm a rising junior at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where I play football. Instead of writing a long boring bio, I'll give you some quick facts about myself. You're probably wondering where I got the name Hamm, truth is, to this day I still am as well. Hamm is my middle name, short for Hammond, and my dad thought Hamm Hooper would have a nice ring for an athlete. I guess I fulfilled my dad's prophecy somewhat by taking my football talents to the D3 level. To make matters worse, Michele is my real name. That's right, it's spelled like Michele, after my Italian grandfather. When it comes to my name, it's really a double-whami. I missed the first eight innings of possibly the greatest Cardinals game ever to be played, Game 6 in the 2011 World Series, because of a football game. I'm convinced me finally turning on the game sparked the ninth inning rally.

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