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Email: misschatter at gmail dot com. Or hey, you could post a comment on this site!

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs with a fanatic Cubs fan for a mother. The exclamations of Harry Caray echoed through my childhood from my mom’s transistor radio permanently set to WGN on the kitchen counter. I didn’t really catch baseball fever (who wants to turn out like their mother?) until the Nationals came to DC in 2005 and I found out one of the players was my first childhood friend after our mothers were pregnant together. The rest is history as I became keenly interested in the sport, dissecting the background operations, and inventing my own scoring system while watching a mysterious strand of my life’s history playing in the Nats’ inaugural season.

Thanks to the Nationals, I’ve discovered a passion for sports photography. I’ve used this site to blend my geekology with my love of baseball and photography (and occasionally making a fool of myself on video). Starting this site has really coaxed me out of my usually very shy shell! Photographs I’ve taken have been published and MLB licensed. I appeared in a MASN television (and radio voiceover) commercial throughout the 2009 season. I’ve appeared multiple times on Washington Post Live on Comcast SportsNet and Baseball Digest Live radio, as well as WTOP. As of the 2010 season, I blog about the Nationals at CSNwashington.com. That’s far too many “I” statements, so that’s enough of that.

You can find me on Facebook and Twitter. I pay my bills as a system admin at washingtonpost.com (because they’re innovative!) and have had to swear to vow here that all of this is my personal opinion and no reflection on the company at all (but I did get the honor of posting on DC Sports Bog!).

My other passion is historic preservation and I’m currently working toward a certificate in historic preservation from Goucher College. I am the founder and president of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which just acquired stewardship of a lighthouse outside Baltimore, Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light. The enormity of that project both terrifies and exhilarates me.

(Photo screenshot of 2007 Opening Day at RFK BogTV episode – the hilarious Dan Steinberg hosted (sadly retired) regular mini-series part of Comcast SportsNet’s Washington Post Live)

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