Introduction - Jon Dowd's Burner
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already well-entrenched in The Skippers View network. As newcomers to the system, we’re thrilled to contribute our brand of baseball fanaticism and thankful to be partnering with Brett, Dean, and team. Hopefully our introduction won’t upend this this blog’s momentum and natural
…rhythm. Oops. A little bit about us – we are the brains (or lack thereof) behind the Twitter page @JonDowdBurner and co-hosts of the “No Dowd About It” podcast. The four of us – Kevin, Matt, Will H., and Will M. (listed alphabetically and in descending diversity) – met through an elaborate web of mutual friends and all ended up as the most vocal members of a fantasy baseball league. We quickly realized that we had adjacent senses of humor and a deep affinity for “knowing ball.” During the 2022 playoff run, we started recording and posting our baseball musings on the aforementioned “No Dowd About It”, currently streaming exclusively on Spotify.
From left to right: Will Hailey, Will Maas, Kevin Lee, and Matt Rosen. Totally unaltered, completely real.
I’ve asked the fellas to fill out a quick profile for those wanting to get to know us a bit better before being subjected to our baseball takes:
Kevin - @KevinLee45
Favorite Team: New York Mets
Favorite baseball stat: Everything on the Baseball Savant page
Craziest take: Padres were doomed to fail in 2022 (WHICH ENDED UP BEING CORRECT, PADRES ARE MID)
Matt - @matthewrosen
Favorite Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite baseball stat: SIERA
Craziest take: Peak Nomar Garciaparra was better than peak Jeter, but still gets no love
Will H. - @WillDaBeast755
Favorite Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite baseball stat: Hitter’s walk rate
Craziest take: Michael Jordan wasn’t THAT bad at baseball…
Will M. - @WCM08
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
Favorite baseball stat: Stuff+
Craziest take: That Cal Ripken’s “Blackout Game” Conspiracy Theory is true
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your attention. We’re excited to share our own zany brand of baseball takes, and perhaps you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Thanks again to Brett and Dean for bringing us into the fold, and we look forward to the discourse to come.