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2018 Pinstripe Preview: Neil Walker

After going through much of the offseason unsigned, the Yankees swooped in and signed versatile infielder Neil Walker to a one-year deal worth $4-million. Despite signing the 32-year-old veteran to a big league deal, Walker is expected to begin the season coming off the bench, and he should see time at second, third, and first base with the Bronx Bombers. Now with his fourth big league club, Walker will make to look an impact on an otherwise youthful Yankee team.

Meet the BBB Staff

Bronx Bomber Ball is a website committed to bringing you the latest news on the New York Yankees, as well as relevant news around the MLB. As a group of die-hard Yankee fans, we look to bring you all, the fans, interesting content related to the Yankees. We are always looking to add consistent writers, so if you think you could contribute to our team, click HERE. Also, read our writers' biographies below and connect with them on social networks. As always, follow the BBB on twitter, instagram (@BronxBomberBall) and LIKE us on Facebook.


Chad Raines 
Chad was born in a Naval hospital in Oak Harbor, Washington in 1997, an area relatively near Seattle. His Grandfather was the first in line in becoming a huge Yankee fan in a tradition that was passed down to his father who then passed it down to him and his brothers. Chad's been watching Yankees baseball for as long as he can remember. Chad is 19-years-old and in his second year at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Chad is a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity of the Upsilon chapter at UNC. He is currently studying business, with the hopes of getting into the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC. After college, Chad wishes to work in baseball, with the hopes of eventually becoming an executive or GM for an MLB team. In addition to the Yankees, Chad cheers for the Carolina Panthers and North Carolina Tar Heels. In the NBA, he typically cheers for his Tar Heels or other players native to NC, such as Danny Green, Steph Curry, etc. You can connect with Chad on Linkedin HERE.
Writer of: Opinions, News, Features, Interviews, Previews, Recaps, Minor Leagues

Managing Editor

Ryan Thoms

Ryan was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ryan has played baseball since he was four years old, has helped coach multiple teams, and helps run local baseball tournaments. He became a Yankees fan from his dad, who as a coach and fan had a passion for the Yankees winning culture and professionalism on and off the field. Ryan is a second-year student at the University of Virginia and is majoring in Kinesiology. Ryan is not able to attend as many Yankee games as he would like due to where he lives, but is proud to say he was in attendance at Tropicana Field, when Ivan Nova blew out his arm and needed Tommy John surgery. He was also in attendance of the Yankees 2017 Wild Card game and considers that his favorite attended sporting event ever. He is also a fan of the Green Bay Packers, UVA Basketball, and the Philadelphia 76ers. His favorite Yankees include Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Mark Teixeira, and Johnny Damon. Ryan is also one of the co-hosts for the Bronx Bomber Babble podcast. You can connect with Ryan on LinkedIn HERE.
Writer of: Opinions, Recaps, News, Previews, Features


Andrew Natalizio
A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, the Yankees have been in Andrew's blood since birth. Ever since his grandfather would walk to Yankees games across the George Washington Bridge from nearby Fort Lee (with bugle in hand!), NJ, the Yankees have been a part of the Natalizio family.  An old family legend is that his grandfather playing "Charge!" at the games in the 1940s & 50s is why you'll now hear that familiar tune at ballparks across the country.  Andrew is a 2013 graduate of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and currently works full-time in Brooklyn, NY.  You can find him at Yankee Stadium every Friday night home game throughout the season in Section 209.
Writer of: Opinions, Recaps, Previews, News, Rants


Steven Eareckson
Steven was born and raised on Long Island. He is currently a first-year law student at the University of Virginia. Steven is a 2017 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hofstra University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, while minoring in legal studies in business. Naturally, the only thing Steven follows as much as the Yankees are relevant political and legal issues. Steven aspires to become general counsel at a Fortune 500 company, though being a sports lawyer/agent has always been one of his dream careers. Steven is proud to share his June 26 birthday with Yankee-great Derek Jeter. Besides the Yankees, Steven is also a passionate fan of the New York Giants, San Antonio Spurs, and New York Rangers. Connect with him on LinkedIn HERE.
Writer of: Opinions, Rants, Recaps, News, Features

Matt Cote 
Matt is a 2014 graduate of Curry College where he won six Associated Press Awards for excellence in Sports Broadcasting. Matt served as Sports Director at WMLN 91.5 FM for two years before graduating. Matt enjoys writing about the Yankees because it gives him the opportunity to write from a non-biased perspective as well as challenging his skills as a writer. Matt's favorite Yankees are Roger Maris, Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, and Alex Rodriguez. You can find him on twitter @MCote31.
Writer of: Opinions, Previews, Red Sox vs. Yankees

Aaron Carroll 
Aaron was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. The Rangers never really appealed to him, so Aaron has always been a Yankees fan since the very first time he watched the Captain play. Aaron grew up playing shortstop while wearing the legendary #2 throughout High School. In 2011, he overcame Tommy John surgery and pitched three years at the collegiate level before suffering a torn labrum which unfortunately ended his career. Aaron's favorite Yankee memory of all time is when Derek Jeter won Game two of the 2001 World Series with a walk-off home run. His nine other favorite Yankees memories are listed here: (http://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/10-of-the-most-unforgettable-moments-in-derek-jeters-career.html/?a=viewall). Being from Texas, he has only been able to make it to New York one time for a game - it was the second to last game held in the old Yankee stadium. It was certainly an unforgettable moment he will forever cherish. Aaron is looking forward to a bright Yankee future full of young talent!
Writer of: Opinions, Features, Recaps, Predictions, Previews

Staff Writers

Nick Scott
Nick grew up in a household in which his mother was a Yankees fan and his dad was a Blue Jays and Astros fan (to this day he's still doesn't know why). Having been born in New York and the fact he's  a momma’s boy, Nick has been rooting for the Pinstripers for a long time. Nick is proud to say that Mariano Rivera threw him a ball in 2010. He currently lives in Ohio, but keeps up with the Yankees as much as anyone else. Jorge Posada is Nick's favorite Yankee of all time. Nick loves the winning culture the Yankees have created. They’re the most prestigious sports franchise of all time and they don’t settle for anything less than a championship. That’s what sets them aside from all other franchises and there's no better team to be a fan of.
Writer of: Opinion, Predictions, Features, News

Spencer Schultz
Spencer was born in Rockford, Illinois in October 1999 and has lived in Des Moines, Iowa for the majority of his life since then. Spencer is a junior in high school and is looking to either become a firefighter or sports journalist/broadcaster in his future. He’s looking to likely attend Iowa State University once he finishes high school. Spencer joined the BBB in July 2016. He’s been a huge Yankees fan his whole life. His hobbies include hanging with friends, playing basketball, and going to sporting events. His favorite athlete is LeBron James, who he considers the GOAT. Along with the Yanks, he’s a diehard fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels, yes the 2017 National Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and of course the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spencer thanks everyone for checking out his articles and hopes to continue writing for this website for years to come.

Alex Weir
Alex was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and has lived in Connecticut for most of his life. He grew up in a family where the only other Yankees fan is his mom; his dad is a diehard Blue Jays fan and the rest of his family are diehard Red Sox fans. He had always been a Yankees fan, but he never was a diehard fan until his attended his first Yankees game, where Alex Rodriguez proceeded to hit his 500th career home run. Ever since then, the Yankees have been a major part of his life. Alex is currently a junior sports management major at Western New England University, and his favorite Yankee of all-time is Alex Rodriguez.

Randy Hancock
Randy was born in Midland, Texas and his love for sports developed at a young age. Graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, Randy became an educator who spends his spare time drag racing, playing sports and watching the Yankees. Writing is a hobby, which challenges Randy to be unbiased and give structured criticism of the Bombers. Favorite Yankees include Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte. You can find him on twitter @Randy06.

Matthew Graziano
Matt was born at Rahway Hospital in 1990 and grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey about an hour south of New York City. Matt graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2013 and is currently working full time. Matt’s Yankee fandom goes back several generations in his family. His grandfather owned a restaurant in Queens that many Yankees, including Whitey Ford, would often go to after games. In addition to the Yankees and the SHU Pioneers, Matt is a fan of the New York Giants, New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Lakers. Matt has been a Yankee fan all his life and his favorite all time Yankee is Derek Jeter. He is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this community and looks forward to watching some great baseball in the future!

Dan Degregorio
Dan was born in Paterson, NJ in October of 1994. He grew up in a family that loved baseball, and he shared that passion from a very young age. Some of his earliest memories involved watching the Yankees dynasty of the late '90s and early 2000s. Dan participated in the game for 12 years, usually playing second base or left field. His favorite Yankees memory is Aaron Boone's walk-off home run in Game Seven of the 2003 ALCS. He is currently earning his journalism degree, hoping to write for the Yankees organization one day.

Matthew Luzzi
Matt was born in Boca Raton, Florida in 1996. His mom and dad are from New Jersey and New York, along with the rest of his family, so the Yankees have been a part of Matt’s life for as long as he can remember. Matt played baseball his whole life up until college, including travel baseball throughout Florida. Matt currently attends Florida State, and plans to pursue a career in sports journalism and/or broadcasting once he graduates. He is also a massive supporter of the New York Giants, New York Rangers, Brooklyn Nets, and the Italian National Team. Matt’s all-time favorite Yankee is Mariano Rivera.

Maxx Hotton

Maxx was born and raised on Long Island. Born in November 1994, he shares a birthday with Yankee Great Mariano Rivera (11/29/1969). Maxx is a 2017 graduate of Wake Forest University. Growing up an avid Yankee fan, his most cherished sports moment was when his all-time favorite player, Derek Jeter, asked him how his chicken tenders were during a 2006 Yankees-Athletics game at old Yankee Stadium. Maxx is not just a baseball fan. He also roots for the New York Islanders, New York Knicks, Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame Fight Irish, Manchester United, and his Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Cameron Hauze
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Cameron was born and still currently lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire. He is currently a senior at the University of Southern Maine, where he double majors in Sports Management and in Marketing. Cameron hopes to work in sports one day, specifically baseball, as it has had a huge impact on his life. Cameron still plays baseball as much as he can. Living in New England and having to deal with biased Red Sox fans is a major reason he decided to join the BBB. He loves writing for Bronx Bomber Ball because it gives him the opportunity to talk about his favorite team without getting trashed on. When he was just four years old, his brother bought him a Derek Jeter jersey and he has been a die hard Yankees fan ever since. Outside of baseball, he is an avid sports fan watching the Patriots, Celtics and Bruins as much as he can. Cameron loves to collect and sell baseball memorabilia and has a pretty big collection. His favorite Yankee of all-time is Derek Jeter because he played the game with endless class and leadership, the same characteristics Cameron loves to show day in and day out. You can find him on LinkedIn HERE.

AJ Welch

AJ was born and raised in South Jersey. AJ has been a diehard Yankees fan his entire life, even though the surrounding area is primarily Phillies and Philadelphia related sports fans, which made that ’09 World Series even sweeter. Growing up, his favorite players were Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. Some of his favorite memories associated with the Yankees are going to the old Yankee Stadium for the first time as a kid, as well as seeing Derek Jeter’s last home game in the new Yankee Stadium. He played baseball up until high school where back to back elbow surgeries put an end to his baseball playing days. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, and current Programmer Analyst, he enjoys writing about the Yankees in his free time. AJ is also an avid fan of the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Steelers and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Shawn Maguire

Shawn Maguire was born in 1992 in northern New Jersey and currently still resides there. His dad, a lifelong Yankees fan, got him into baseball at a young age. From there, it became Shawn’s passion. He is a 2015 graduate of William Paterson University where he received a Bachelor of Arts for Broadcast Journalism. His all-time favorite Yankee is Andy Pettitte but currently, Didi Gregorius is at the top of his list. He combines his love of writing and baseball to create articles of interest.

Jack Butterfield

Jack Butterfield was born and raised in Ocean, New Jersey, right on the Jersey Shore. He is a die-hard Yankees fan and will be attending Providence College in the Fall of 2018. He has loved the Yankees ever since he went to his first game in 2006, when Mike Mussina threw a gem against the Marlins at Yankee Stadium. Jack is related to the Yankee great Whitey Ford, and to this day is still trying to meet him. His favorite sporting event was when he attended Game 4 in the 2017 ALCS when the Yankees came back from behind to win the game. He loves watching the New York Knicks, New York Giants, New York Rangers, and Syracuse basketball. Jack predicts that the Yanks will win the World Series in 2018, 2020, and 2021 (you heard it here first).