Meet Our Staff

John Saban – Editor

John Saban is a young aspiring journalist who has followed the Philles his entire life. John has written for other sports blogs in the past. He was also a co-founder of The Diamond Report, an up-to-date baseball blog. He enjoys getting feedback from fans letting him know what you think of his work. You can follow him on Twitter @JohnSaban.

Matt Loede – Columnist

Matt has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks baseball inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

Troy Ballard- Columnist

Troy has lived in Philadelphia for most of his life and is currently attending college at Temple University. He has supported the Phillies from a very young age and has worked his love for writing into a passion writing about Philadelphia sports. Troy covers all Philadelphia sports, covering the Eagles at, covering the 76ers at, and then covering the Phillies right here. He dislikes the Yankees as much as the next guy, but has a soft spot for Derek Jeter.