Head shots of past and present reporters, photographer, editors of HardBall Magazine and its 2012 equivalent, MSBL Online.
Jackie Piro, Managing Editor, HardBall 1991-2011
Associate, MSBL Online, 2012 - present
Founder and Publisher of HardBall Magazine, Dan Piro
Jeff McGaw, Editor, HardBall Magazine, 2007-2011
Senior Editor, MSBL Online, 2011-present
Steve LaMontia, Reporter, MSBL Online, 2012 - present
HardBall Editor Jeff McGaw and HardBall Publisher Jackie Piro
HardBall Publisher Dan Piro, son Danny Piro, Editor Jeff McGaw and reporter Rob Montana at Fall Classic.
Bob Bezzi is a member of the Madison WIsconsin MSBL and has played in several MSBL World Series and Fall Classic tournaments, including the Father-Son Division, since 1994. Bezzi is a father and grandfather. He has been writing for HardBall since 2007. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is a full-time manufacturer's agent in the electric utility industry. (From Winter 2010-2011 issue of HardBall Magazine)
Jason P. Skoda has been a sports writer in the Phoenix area for the last six years of his 15-year career.
He currently works at the Ahwatukee Foothills News after stints with The Arizona Republic, CoachesAid.com and a turn at freelancing for various newspapers and Web sites around the country.
Before landing in Arizona, he also worked in Ohio, California and Texas.
He lives in Mesa, Ariz., with his wife, Misty, and daughter, Jyllian.
Jamie Hines, Photographer
Rodney Johnson is the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and a former board member of the organization. He is also an official scorer for Major League Baseball, and the coordinator of official scorers for the Arizona League (rookie classification). Rodney has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the field of sports memorabilia, has written numerous published articles on baseball and baseball history, is the research coordinator for the Mesa Historical Museum's Cactus League Exhibit (www.playballexperience.com), and is working on a book about the Cactus League. (from Winter 2010/2011 issue of HardBall Magazine)
Our Desert Classic correspondent, reporter Alejandro Rodriguez of Indio, California. Alejandro has been a member of the Desert Sun sports staff in Palm Springs, CA for 4 years.
Jason Johnson graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. He formerly worked as a media relations intern for the athletic department, covering swimming and diving. He is a full-time manager with Bank of America Home Loans and lives in Chandler, Arizona. Jason joined the HardBall team in 2010.
Aaron McGaw, HardBall Reporter
Casey McGaw, HardBall Reporter