Brad Congelio, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Brad Congelio

Currently a PhD student in Olympic History, Brad is studying and writing his doctoral dissertation on the Ronald Reagan administration's attempts to influence those African countries under the Soviet sphere of influence to defy the Kremlin and attend the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games despite the Soviet Bloc boycott. He is also highly interested in the recreational culture of the Black Hills gold rush (and, thus, the story of the little known Mt. Rushmore baseball team). Brad currently holds a Masters degree in Sport Management and an undergraduate degree in journalism. He was awarded the 2007 Cochran Award for Outstanding Achievement in Collegiate Journalism.

By Brad Congelio On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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2014 MLB Draft: Who should the Toronto Blue Jays draft?

Visit our MLB Draft Board for complete coverage of the 2014 MLB Draft. Could the 2014 MLB Draft make Aaron Nola part of Toronto’s future? Despite their season not living up to the hype that the acquisition More...

By Brad Congelio On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Odds against baseball re-joining 2020 Olympics

Baseball faces many difficult hurdles it has to clear before it can be considered for readmission to the Olympic Movement. It is without doubt that the Olympic Movement and baseball maintain a tumultuous relationship. More...

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By Brad Congelio On Friday, March 29th, 2013

Opportunity: Join TTFB as a web design and operations intern

Through the Fence Baseball has an exciting opportunity for a web design and operations intern to join our growing staff. Here are the details: Reports to: CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Description: Through The More...

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By Brad Congelio On Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Fantasy baseball: Owner chimes in on skill vs. luck debate

Trading Chipper Jones for R.A. Dickey was a stroke of genius … with a dash of luck. (Getty Images) In June 2011, there was a spirited debate on TTFB regarding whether fantasy baseball was more luck or skill. More...

Jerry Meals Blown Call
By Brad Congelio On Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Blame it on Meals: The Pirates are a cruel mistress

Jerry Meals' blown call should have served as a rallying point for the Pirates. (Photo / Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Pirates are a cruel mistress. And this has nothing to do with the last 18 seasons of futility. More...

By Brad Congelio On Monday, April 25th, 2011

The Jolly Roger Report: Bringing the Wood

Despite a disastrous series against the Marlins — for those of you who shut the televisions off in disgust, the Buccos did score in the third game — there is still some hope for the Pirates this season. More...

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