Created on August 9, 2007 by Bill Baer, “Crashburn Alley” is a Philadelphia Phillies blog. The name is a play off of Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park, named after “Whitey,” one of the most beloved Philadelphia athletes ever. The Wall of Fame at Ashburn Alley details the long history of the Phillies franchise from the many low points through the more recent high points.
Most of the posts found at Crashburn Alley are riddled with statistics and charts in the quest for objectivity.
Since the beginning of October 2008, Crashburn Alley has been partnered with ESPN as part of ESPN’s Sweetspot blog network. For other blogs that are part of the network, check out the links in the navbar at the top of the page.
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About Bill Baer
I welcome anyone to contact me via email, Twitter, or Facebook. I consider myself very open-minded and tolerant, so don’t be bashful. I’m open to discussions, debates, blogroll swaps, interviews, and anything else you may have in mind.
Feel free to submit guest posts to the e-mail address listed below. If I find your article interesting and unique (and Phillies-related), I will be happy to publish it with attribution and links to your work elsewhere. Free publicity!
E-mail: Crashburnalley (at) Gmail (dot) com
Twitter: Follow @CrashburnAlley
* By contacting me, you agree that I have the right to publicly disclose our correspondence.
- Author, “100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die” via Triumph Books. Focus: Philadelphia Phillies.
- Weekend blogger at HardballTalk on NBC Sports (March 2013 to present).
- Contributor to Rotoworld on NBC Sports (December 2013 to present).
- Contributor to the Baseball Prospectus 2014.
- Co-host, “Stathead” on Phillies 24/7 HD Radio, 98.1 WOGL HD-4 (April 2011 to October 2011). Focus: Philadelphia Phillies and statistical analysis.
- Author, Baseball Prospectus (March 2010 to August 2011). Focus: Fantasy Baseball, statistical analysis.
- Partner, ESPN SweetSpot blog network (October 2009 to Present). Focus: Philadelphia Phillies and statistical analysis.
- Author, Baseball Daily Digest (April 2008 to June 2010). Focus: Major League Baseball.
- Phillies representative for Heater Magazine (February 2009 to October 2010). Focus: Fantasy Baseball.
- Contributed to The Hardball Times (web), the Graphical Player 2011 (print), and the Maple Street Press Phillies Annual 2011 (print).
About Paul Boye
Paul began blogging in 2004 as a high school student, and has since made the rounds across most of the Philly blogosphere. He has contributed to Phillies Nation, The Fightins, Phoul Ballz and his now-defunct flagship blog, The Phrontiersman (among others).
He previously worked for Major League Baseball’s editorial and publishing department during the 2011 season and Baseball Info Solutions during the 2010 season, as well as some time in the scouting and player development functions of a Major League organization. As a result, Paul tries to blend the worlds of stats and scouting in his posting, trying to find that ever-elusive happy medium that applies to fans of all kinds.
E-mail: paul . t . boye (at) Gmail (dot) com
Twitter: Follow @Paul_Boye
About Michael Baumann
Michael Baumann is a South Jersey native whose baseball writing is characterized by a strong reliance on both empirical analysis and elaborate, strained ongoing historical and cultural metaphors. As an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina, he covered soccer and football The Daily Gamecock. He’s written about the Phillies since 2009, first for The Phrontiersman, then for two years at Phillies Nation, where, among other things, he wrote the Dr. Strangeglove series. He also contributes to The Triangle blog at Grantland and writes about the Philadelphia 76ers at Liberty Ballers.
E-mail: crashbaumann (at) Gmail (dot) com
Twitter: Follow @MJ_Baumann
About Ryan Sommers
Ryan Sommers has not written a book, or worked in baseball, or covered sports in any formal capacity in the past, but man, does he have opinions. So many opinions. He began foisting these opinions upon the internet in November of 2008, shortly after Ruben Amaro was hired as the new General Manager of the Phillies, on a blog originally titled, subtly, Fire Ruben Amaro, and later Chasing Utley. He joined Crashburn Alley in the middle of the 2011 season. He was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, attended the University of Maryland, and has lived most of his adult life in Washington, D.C. He will fill up your Twitter feed very quickly.
Email: ryansommers (at) Gmail (dot) com
Twitter: Follow @Phylan
About Eric Longenhagen
Eric Longenhagen spent his four college summer working for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (2 as an intern, 2 as an usher so he could watch games) before landing a job at Baseball Info Solutions for a summer. He was brought on to the Crashburn roster at the end of the 2012 season. He lives in Catasauqua, PA and helps coach his old high school’s basketball team.
Twitter: Follow @Longenhagen