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Legends On Deck

Our Team

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Founder/Executive Editor/Site Photographer

David Conde



David is the Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®. He was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com. Legends on Deck was created for the passionate fans of the game to have a place to read about their favorite baseball teams. The site was also created for people who had a talent to write or even take photographs and have the platform to share. The passion of following the Minor Leagues can be seen all over the site as the players journey’s are what what drives the LOD team to share their content. David’s passion is making available a site that people can have fun sharing and reading.

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

Senior Editor

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

Official Site 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 Writers

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 Writers

Steve Berlin

Steve is a diehard baseball fan (Lets Go Mets!) who lives in New Jersey.Originally from Brooklyn, he recently graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Economics.Steve loves to focus on the sabermetrics side of baseball, as he grew up in the so- called “Moneyball era”, and wants to hopefully contribute what he can to advancing it.He is also an avid music listener, and is always willing to share his thoughts on who has the hottest hip hop album/song in person, as well as on twitter. You can follow him on twitter @Sdot_Styles.

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Larkin

Kevin Larkin has been going to all kinds of baseball amateur and professional since 1969. When asked he says he is a baseball fan who likes the Yankees. He was a police officer for 24 years in his home town of Barrington Massachusetts and helped on investigating most major crimes including murder, plane crashes and automobile crashes. He was certified as an expert witness in accident reconstruction and investigated almost 90 fatal automobile accidents. After retiring from the police force he renewed a love for baseball and as of now has authored three books on the subject: Baseball in the Bay State, Gehrig:Game by Game and Baseball in the Berkshires. He has authored articles for SABR and helps out there with research whenever possible. He has a coloection of almost 700 baseball books and enjoys pre 1900 and post 1900 baseball as well as the Black Sox Scandal and learning about the Negro Leagues. He also writes a column for CNY Baseball and loves giving back to the sport which has given him so much.

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.

Mike Pena

Michael was born and raised in Queens, New York. He would grow to love the game of baseball by attending New York Mets games during the summers of his youth. His playing career would bring him through the NCAA ranks, where for Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) he was a Right-Handed Pitcher under Coach Peter Egbert. He still continues to play around the United States and in Puerto Rico. When he is not playing baseball, he is coaching the Hit and Run Outlaws Club Baseball teams based in New Jersey.

He is the son of Victor Pena and the late Miriam Hernandez-Pena, and has a sister, Victoria, who resides in Tampa, Florida. Mike currently resides in Mount Arlington, New Jersey with his girlfriend Rebecca and their puppy, Scooby.