Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 2/24/12

Brian, born and raised just outside of Detroit, is a die-hard Tigers and baseball fan who started blogging about Detroit sports when he left Michigan for college to keep up with his favorite teams.

Brian grew up hoping to live out his dream of playing in the big leagues, like one of his favorites Tom Glavine, as a relatively soft-tossing but accurate and crafty lefty, but arm troubles (and the ugly results of pitching through 'em) in college jolted him to reality, which ultimately entailed a graduate degree and a lot of debt. While he never pitched professionally, he did get to step foot on the mound at Comerica Park before Justin Verlander ever did during a High School All-Star game, and he can tell stories of getting out a handful of current MLB hitters and out-dueling a pitcher in the Mets' system.

In addition to TOC, BP contributes at SB Nation and Walkoff Woodward on ESPN's SweetSpot Network, and he co-manages SB Nation's Detroit Pistons blog. He also infrequently updates his baseball tumblr, which mixes his love for baseball and literature.

Brian is now transplanted in ATL with his beautiful wife and their hyper yellow lab. You can follow BP's raw take on sports on Twitter @detroit4lyfe and his personal musings @here.

This article first appeared on The Outside Corner and was syndicated with permission.

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