Feb 27, 2013; Lakeland, FL, USA; A view of a lineup card in the dugout before a spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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Alan Carpenter, editor

Software Engineer by trade, piano player on Sundays, Braves fan for life... yes, even through the bad years. Hoping to add an analytical perspective to what the Braves might be doing... and why. I'm a lot less serious about life than this picture makes me look. —————————————————————————————— NEW TIME: Catch me talking Braves' baseball every Tuesday at 3:25ET/2:25CT on WUMP-730/WMSP-740 Radio on the Thom Abraham show! http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=WUMPAM —————————————————————————————— Please consider a follow at @carpengui for fast updates on the latest/newest Braves' news.

Jeff Schafer, editor

"Playing baseball is not real life. It's a fantasy world... It's a dream come true." - Dale Murphy...... Jeff began playing baseball at a young age and has continued to play the great game ever since. He attended Pfeiffer University on a baseball scholarship but after getting injured his sophomore season, he decided to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he became President of the Club Baseball team. Jeff is an Emmy Award winning Producer with great knowledge of baseball as well as insight of the game. He is always looking for the story no one else is covering or possible leads from popular stories.

Fred Owens, Staff Writer

I grew up in Illinois listening to baseball when the leagues only had 8 teams. My dad and mom died Cub fans always believing that next year would be it. I was a Cub fan until I realized I didn't believe Cub ownership wanted to win. I loved the way the Milwaukee Braves played when Red Schoendienst was at 2nd, Joe Adcock at 1st, Eddie Mathews at 3rd and and Hank Aaron in the outfield but I didn't say that out loud. I joined the Air Force in 1968 and spent 28 years there, mostly overseas without baseball. I returned in 1991 I started following the Atlanta Braves on TBS; I've been with them ever since. My oldest son is a Rangers fan while my youngest is a Braves guy like me. I'm an old school guy I guess, I see no need for a designated pinch hitter and would prefer the All Star game to be about the All Star Game. I do think replay is needed on line calls and at the bases since the technology makes such things a snap; not balls and strikes. I also think Bug $elig is a joke, blackouts are a form of censorship and we have too many teams. More on those another day. Go Braves!

Brandon Woodworth, Staff Writer

I am 22 and so is Mike Trout, and that sometimes makes me feel bad. Follow me on Twitter @TheBDanAbstract for a more punctual analysis.

Benjamin Chase, Staff Writer

I live in rural South Dakota, where I picked up the love of the Braves from my great-grandmother, who was a huge Cubs fan, but she loved Hank Aaron. I was raised in the 80s, so I put up with a lot of crap to enjoy "the streak". I love sports, music, and movies. Baseball is the perfect connection of life, liberty, and the pursuit of one more base, and I cannot get enough of it. I enjoy studying the oddities of the game, and looking into all the angles of how to make a team and organization better.

Andrew Snyder, Staff Writer

Andrew is a huge sports fan who loves talking about the NBA or the MLB. Andrew is a Charlotte Hornets fan, and Atlanta Braves fan.

Ryan Cothran, Staff Writer

When I was a kid in the 80's, I had a weeknight routine: Get home from school, finish homework haphazardly, go play outside, come in and open packs and packs of baseball cards while watching Andy Griffith and Sanford and Son. Then, I'd cozy up with Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, and Ernie Johnson to watch my beloved Braves, of which there'd be almost no doubt that the final result would be an L in the record books. "The bases are loaded, and I wish I was..." ~Skip Caray It's interesting, a kid's hope. When I was young and the Braves were horrible, I thought they could come back from any deficit, of which they hardly ever accomplished. Now that the Braves are a competitive club year in and year out, I have become less resilient to defeat. However, I still have that childlike twinkle in my eye when I head to the ol' ballpark for a game, still get that nervous feeling in my stomach right before the regular season begins, and still have a routine before tuning in to Braves baseball. I'm a school teacher, a beach bum, a disc-golfer, a hiker, a biker, a dedicated husband, and a kid at heart that loves the Braves with the same fierceness as I did in the 80's.

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