Legends On Deck

Our Team


Co-Founder/Executive Editor/Site Photographer

David Conde

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David’s passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home.

Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

Senior Editor

Brian Koss

Brian is a Senior Editor at Legends on Deck and Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. He’s been writing about baseball at LOD since 2017 and is a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association.  He’s lives in Horizon West, FL.

You can also reach him at brianmkoss@gmail.com

Original Co-Founder/Editor

John Ginder

John has recently graduated from the University at Albany with a B.A. in History and is currently finishing his Master’s Degree there as well in secondary education. After being away from school for over two decades he decided to go back and work towards his dream of becoming a social studies teacher. John is also one of the original founders of Legends on Deck.

Head 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

Contributing Writers

Jeffrey Francis

Jeffrey was born on April 29th, 1961, in Nassau, Bahamas to Rejoiner Ann Rolle and Jerome James Francis Etienne.

Married to Andrea G. Rolle-Francis, they have two daughters; Janae Latoya Francis, a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland, and Jessica Lee Francis a graduate Potomac State College West Virginia University in Kyser West Virginia.

Jeffrey was coaching the sport of baseball from 1980 at the age of 18 years old because he loved the sport as a kid. He started listening to the game over the radio out of Miami Florida in the late 60s and in the early 70s started playing the game locally in various local leagues right up to the premier senior league; a league where all of the current Bahamian minor leaguers played.

In 1982, Jeffrey had an invite to a three day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood Florida, which was an awesome experience that is lasting a life time memory for him.

Jeffrey has been following the Bahamian baseball players in the minor leagues since 1999 with Angelo Burrows, but found greater interest with the signing of Antoan Richardson in 2005. He also writes a year end review on their play on his Facebook page, Baseball Bahamas, and he has a website with the same name. He has a great following and would love to expose the baseball players to a bigger worldwide audience.

He has a good relationship with all the players because he personally coached most of them.

His favorite MLB Team is the Detroit Tigers from 1969.

Arsel Giowou

Arsel Giowou was born on July 3, 2002 in Cameroon, Africa and has been playing baseball since the age of 8. In 2013,he was in Japan for a training camp at WCBF (World Children’s baseball fair). After having obtained several experiences in the game while playing, he decided to found his own baseball academy in order to share his experience to the children of his country by teaching them how to love and be passionate about the game.

Eddie Kraus

Eddie is a diehard Mets fan who loves writing and talking about sports, especially baseball. He was featured on SNY as the 2022 Mets Kidcaster and is a member of the Hofstra Sports Journalism institute.

Dylan Spaulding

Dylan was born in Tampa, FL, and is the Founder of the FSL Radio Network, the unofficial Podcast of the Florida State League. He has covered many FSL Games and interviewed countless players including former 2-Time World Series Champ Jonny Gomes, Drew Stankiewicz, Cord Sandberg, Travis Swaggerty, and Milton Smith. Friends with Former FSL players and staff/broadcasters. Favorite teams are Phillies and Rays. Reason Phillies is Because he loves going to Spring Training facility and Rays because it’s his home town team.

Shelley Tamasi

Shelley is from rural Nebraska and has been a baseball fan since she was a child, however a fanatical New York Yankee fan since 1996. She has written for several sports outlets, managed social media sites and enjoys interacting with fans across all MLB teams.

“The passion, pride and knowledge is so incredibly present among baseball fans and it’s amazing to share with others,” she states. She looks forward to doing just that through her articles for Legends on Deck.

A Licensed Practical Nurse, who works in the home care specialty, Shelley is the proud mother of four daughters who are also nurses. She enjoys nature photography and gardening in her spare time.

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