Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Literally some of my very first memories are of watching Pirate games with my dad. That may seem like a cliche, but it's true. For the first seven years of my life, being a Pirate fan was awesome until the annual October heartbreak. In the 20 years since, it's been something entirely different. I'm currently a graduate student working on my PhD in Biochemistry, but in 2005, when I got bored with Organic Chemistry, I started a Pirate blog that I called "Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke?" WHYGAVS is still going strong, seven years later, and in that span I've also written pieces for The Hardball Times, Pittsburgh Magazine, and I blogged about baseball for the entire lifespan of AOL's FanHouse. Despite being a Pirate fan and a graduate student, I have somehow managed to maintain my sanity, though I suspect that those that know me best may dispute that claim. In addition to The Outside Corner and WHYGAVS.com, you can find me on Twitter @whygavs.

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