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Legends On Deck

Our Team

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Co-Founder/Executive Editor/Site Photographer

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. David along with John Ginder created Legends on Deck to be the site where passionate fans of the game 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

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.

Contributing Photographers

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.

Ronald T. Waldo

Ronald T. Waldo is a baseball historian, author, and lifetime resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who has written eight books chronicling the great game of baseball’s storied history.  His first book, Fred Clarke: A Biography of the Baseball Hall of Fame Player-Manager, was released through McFarland Publishing in 2010. Other books related to the Pittsburgh Pirates quickly followed, including a biography covering Hall of Fame outfielder Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler’s career and life, a look at the life, times, and baseball career of the great Honus Wagner through interesting stories and tales, and perspectives surrounding the 1902, 1925, and 1938 Pirates teams.

Mr. Waldo’s latest literary endeavor through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, titled Baseball’s Roaring Twenties:  A Decade of Legends, Characters, and Diamond Adventures, was released in April of 2017.  This work examines the baseball era of the 1920s, through stories and accounts connected to unique diamond characters and fascinating events from that time period.  Baseball’s Roaring Twenties is a follow-up to Characters from the Diamond:  Wild Events, Crazy Antics, and Unique Tales from Early Baseball, which was released in March of 2016 through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Besides possessing a deep passion for baseball history and the current state of affairs connected to this grand game, Mr. Waldo also enjoys following hockey, soccer, and football.  

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.

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 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.