Legends On Deck

Our Team

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Co-Founder/Executive Editor

David Conde



David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®. He was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com. He is a native of Brooklyn, NY and a lifelong Mets and baseball fan. David coaches little league baseball so he can teach his sons and also the players on the team how to play the game he loves. He has a supporting family that also share in his passion for baseball and being a writer. David also has a hobby in taking sports photos which can be seen here on Legends On Deck.

You can also reach out to David at daconde@legendsondeck.com

Co-Founder/Senior Editor/Co-Host of Legends on Deck The Podcast

John Ginder

John is the Co-Founder and Senior Editor of Legends On Deck® and Co-Host of Legends on Deck® the Podcast. In the past, John has been a part of such successful sites as MetsMerizedOnline and MetsMinors.net.  John was born and raised in upstate New York and has a love of all sports but mainly baseball. He has grown used to heartache with his teams as he roots for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres too.  John has a loving and understanding wife and is the the proud father of two amazing boys.  He also loves heavy metal music.

You can also reach out to John at jginder@legendsondeck.com

Senior Editor

Bethany Cohen


Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees’ fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees’ Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay.

Official Site Photographer/Media Director

Gabe Rodriguez


Gabe has spent eight of his sixteen years in law enforcement as an Investigator and Crime Scene photographer. He turned his passion for photography, art, and sports and is the owner of GGR Photography. He specializes in action sports photography and is currently the official photographer for the Albany Athletics Twilight Baseball League in upstate New York. Gabe is also engaged in freelance photography for various youth sporting events in the Capital Region of New York, as well as New York State High School Athletic Association. His work is defined in the detail and commitment he has for sports, especially baseball. You can also see his amazing work behind the camera for Legends on Deck here.

You can also reach out to Gabe at Grodriguez@legendsondeck.com

Contributing Photographer

Mathew Carper

Mathew is from Butler, Indiana and grew up listening to the Cleveland Indians on a radio he bought when he was ten at a garage sale. It was the only station he could get on the radio, so he became an avid fan. He wrestled all through high school and most of college. He attended Tri-State University to become a math teacher and graduated with two different degrees. He’s been a mechanic for the last 14 years and is now living his dream as a sports photographer.

You can also reach out to Mathew at mcarper@legendsondeck.com

Guest Writer

Antonio Puesán

Antonio José Silva Puesán is known professionally as Antonio Puesán, a Dominican raised baseball analyst, writer, TV & Radio personality based in Miami, Florida. He is a specialized baseball analyst for “El Locker Room 1050” on Rafael Bello, a Radio Sports Talk show for ESPN Deportes Radio 1050 AM New York. Puesán is also known as a digital creative strategist in the digital marketing business specially with sports brands and events in social media.
Early on he was a Creative and Art Director experienced in creating graphic lines and brand communication, a teamwork builder and developing skills necessary to lead a creative team with strength and inspiration, while encouraged with the passion for developing brands and concepts defined. He is a professional with fresh ideas and goals for improvement in constant renovation.

He is also a former Kansas City Royals Minor League Pitcher playing from 1993 to 1995.

Contributing Writer/Co-Host of Legends on Deck The Podcast

Mike Duda

Mike is from Albany, NY with a penchant for baseball and music. His favorite teams are the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres. In his spare time he plays guitar in various rock, jazz, and blues bands.

You can also reach out to Mike at mduda@legendsondeck.com

Contributing Writers

Jake Berry



Jake resides in Carrollton, GA and loves everything baseball. He is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and enjoys traveling to watch their Minor League teams. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. Jake is also a certified personal trainer and has a passion for fitness and weight lifting.

You can also reach out to Jake at jberry@legendsondeck.com

Kirk Cahill



Kirk is very knowledgeable of MLB’s minor league system and brings a passion for writing about the stars of tomorrow. Kirk is also a contributing writer for MetsMerizedOnline and MetsMinors.net. He is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan.

Steven Cardona

Steven is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida who lives in Naples, Florida. At USF, he is studying Business Management. He has an immense love and passion for the game of baseball. He worked with the Fort Myers Miracle in 2014 as a Public Relations intern. In 2016, he continued his work experiences within America’s pastime with the New York Mets as an American Culture Instructor at the Mets Academy in the Dominican Republic.

Elias Conde

Elias is a native of the Bronx, NY and a lifelong baseball fan. In High School, he once pitched a gem on the same field as Ed Kranepool and grew up rooting for both the Mets and the Yankees. Elias is a retired NYPD and Ocala, FL Detective and spends his quality time with family and writing about the game he loves.

Andy Francis



Andy Francis lives in the heart of Spring Training country around St. Petersburg, FL. He was literally like not even a top-10 player on any of his Little League teams. He has rooted lifelong for the Braves, so therefore has known both the sweet taste of success and the hopeless stench of abject failure. He is pictured with his dog and lives with his parents by choice, he swears.

JW Gravley

JW has been writing about baseball ever since he graduated high school in 2009. It all started with Baseball Essential but then moved to 27 Outs Baseball. While with 27 Outs, JW did numerous player profile articles, seeing his writings being shared on team websites, shared by players and their families. Also with 27 Outs, JW got fully credentialed to cover the Salem Red Sox in 2015 and has covered the team and most of the Carolina League since then.

Jon Harder



Jon was born in Queens and now resides in New Jersey. He is a die-hard Mets fan and believes HoJo should be in the Mets Hall of Fame. Not only is Jon a contributing writer on Legends On Deck, but he also is the founder of @HardwayHQ, host of the #TheHardwayPodcast and somewhat plays Air Hockey on http://HardwayHQ.com.

Brian Koss

Brian grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI where he spent his childhood playing organized baseball, pick-up games, collecting baseball cards, listening to his grandfather’s stories about the 1930s Pittsburgh Pirates, drafting fantasy baseball teams and attending Tigers games. His dad, who coached his teams, weaved family trips around ballpark visits. A diehard Detroit Tigers (and Lions) fan, Brian and his wife (a Real Estate team) are raising their two children near Orlando. Brian helps coach his daughter’s tee-ball team, working to pass along his love of the game.

Joe Noa

Joe is an avid fan of sports. He enjoys engaging in good conversation about topics of interest. He seeks knowledge that is applicable to the betterment and growth of my life and the lives of others. Born and raised in New York, Joe loves watching and rooting for the New York Mets.

Tim Olewniczak


Tim is a native of Buffalo, NY. He completed his undergrad and graduate work at SUNY at Buffalo. He is a published US prohibition historian and he also writes for TheHockeyWriters.com covering the Buffalo Sabres. He has been writing for Legends On Deck® since April 2015 covering the Baltimore Orioles and the Buffalo Bisons of the Triple-A International League.

Brandi Owens

Brandi is from Fremont, IN and got into photography and writing in freshman year of high school, and is the co-owner with her fiancé, Mathew Carper, of Phoenix Photography. She was never into sports until her Mathew took her to her first baseball game in Cleveland. She fell in love with baseball and for the last five years has been going to as many games as she can to learn about the players and photograph them. She’s decided to separate from the photography and will now be interviewing and writing the players stories for other fans to read.

Clinton Riddle

Clinton has been writing for sites such as SB Nation, Fansided, Baseball Magazine and Sports Central (as well as the occasional newspaper) for more than 8 years, in addition to feeding an obsession with photography for nearly 30 years. He has an abiding interest in telling the stories not often told, hoping to give fans of the game a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by many pro athletes as they strive to succeed. A medical background has given him a firm grasp on the significance of sports-related injuries, as well as how they might impact a team’s record.

Tim Teddy



Tim is a lifelong baseball (especially Cubs) fan and member of SABR. He is originally from Chicago, but now lives in Columbia, MO, with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.