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Tom Smith, editor

Tom Smith grew up in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania. He has been a Pirates fan for a long time and his patience is wearing thin. Really thin.

Aron Minkoff, Staff Writer

Studying sports journalism at Temple University. I cover the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. You can follow me on Twitter @aminkoff93

Eric Scot, Staff Writer

The Big Tuna, Staff Writer

Tony grew up in Steubenville, OH and has been a fan of the Pirates from the beginning of the streak, to the end of the streak, and painfully, the whole time in between. He is also a dedicated husband and a proud father.

Drew Brown, Staff Writer

Lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Staff writer for FanSided's RumBunter.com. Staff writer for PittsburghSportingNews.com. Former staff writer for FanSided's Nugg Love and editor for FanSided's Mile High Maniac. Former Pittsburgh Pirates writer for the "Mc" Effect blog. Work has been featured on SI.com, YahooSports.com, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. High school football broadcaster. Questions, comments, concerns? -- [email protected] or @_DrewBrown

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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.

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