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.

Ashburn Alley


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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


Facebook: Facebook.com/pages/Crashburn-Alley/203337056372038

* By contacting me, you agree that I have the right to publicly disclose our correspondence.

Bill’s Work


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


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.
Michael is the author of Philadelphia Phenoms: The Most Amazing Athletes to Play in the City of Brotherly Love, due out in November. 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


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


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.

Email: elongenhagen(at)gmail(dot)com