Hello there. My name is Jon and I'm the writer here at Redbird dugout. I've been a baseball fan all of my life and really began following the Cardinals closely in 2003. In 2010, I started Redbird Dugout. I like to look at things from an analytical perspective, relying on quantifiable arguments, but understand there's an element of the sport that can't be quantified where baseball happens. I'm unfortunately not a St. Louis local. I live in North Carolina with my wife, our son, and our two dogs. I currently help run a small printing company.