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.

Founder/Owner

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 first 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

Steven Eareckson
Steven was born and raised on Long Island. Next fall, he will be attending the University of Virginia School of Law. 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. Becoming a sports lawyer/agent is his dream career; however, Steven will most likely enter the corporate field first. He is currently interning for a well-known corporation's legal department. 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

Administrative 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 Sports Medicine. 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 is also a fan of the Green Bay Packers, UVA Basketball, and recently has become a NBA fan, but has not yet found a team he wants to root for. His favorite Yankees include Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Mark Teixeira, Johnny Damon, and Derek Jeter. Ryan also manages the BBB Instagram account, so make sure you're following that @BronxBomberBall.
Writer of: Opinions, Recaps, News, Previews, Features

Contributors

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 Nick is a momma’s boy, Nick's been rooting for the Pinstripers for a long time. He'd like to think he's one of the biggest and most passionate Yankee fans around and there have been times where he has watched an upwards of 140 games in a season. Nick's also proud to say that Mariano Rivera threw him a ball in 2010. He currently lives in Ohio and is a full time Clint Frazier fan. 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 they can’t ever let that change.
Writer of: Opinion, Predictions, Features, News

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

Julian Bussells 
Julian was born in Fairfax, Virginia in the June of 1995 and has lived in the Front Royal area in northern Virginia for his entire life. Julian's been playing baseball since he was nine years old and is now currently playing collegiate baseball at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is majoring in digital media in college, but his lifelong dream is to play in the Major Leagues. Julian's first experience writing for sports websites was with Yanks In Exile and now he hopes to contribute some good and fun articles to this website. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember and is also a Nationals fan since they’re his hometown team. Julian would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to write for this website. You can find him on Twitter: @JuneYank6 and Instagram: @the_amazin_jb.
Writer of: Features, News, Minor Leagues

Greg Wilson 
Greg was born in 1996, Derek Jeter’s official rookie year (his favorite Yankee in history), and has lived in Ohio his entire life. He loves baseball more than anything, and most everything in his life revolves around it in some way. Greg is currently a sophomore at Otterbein University. He is majoring in Athletic Training while taking pre-medicine classes, hoping to go to medical school later on, and he is going to minor in journalism. Greg watched baseball all the time when he was a kid no matter who was playing, and after a few years, he liked the Yankees more than any other team. So, he became a Yankee fan. Greg watches every game that he is am able to and he keeps up with everything Yankees related. His favorite Yankees have to be the core four because he grew up watching them all. In order, Greg likes Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. As you can imagine, 2011-2014 were very hard years for him as a Yankee fan watching them all retire. 
Writer of: Recaps, Features, Previews

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Paul Alvaro
Paul was born in Princeton, New Jersey in December 1993 and is a recent graduate of the University of Scranton. His father instilled Yankees’ fandom in him since he was a child. Having played baseball through high school he idolized Derek Jeter until Jeter’s retirement in 2014. Paul and his family are former season ticket holders and he has been to a lot of memorable games such as, A-Rod’s 500th home run, Jeter’s 3,000th hit, and Jeter’s final home game. His all-time favorite Yankees include, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Paul O’Neill, and Bernie Williams. He’s also still bitter about the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury instead of resigning Robinson Cano.

Matthew R. Smith
Matthew was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1996. He comes from a long line of Yankees fans, and his passion for the team began at a young age. As a child, Matthew lived in San Ramon, California, and attended his first Yankees game at the Oakland Coliseum in 2002. He currently lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and is a senior at Temple University, where he contributes to the Temple News.  He is currently studying advertising, and plans on pursuing a Master’s degree after graduation. Matthew is also a fan of the New York Giants, as well as the Temple Owls.

You can connect with Matthew on Linkedin HERE 

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