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John and Charlie had a serendipitous meeting in the Spring of 2008. Possessing an outfield lawn ticket, the inevitable move closer to home plate (to capture a better photo) landed John in the empty seat of season ticket holder and baseball writer, Charlie Vascellaro. The surrounding fans suggested a collaboration of the two baseball addicts, and their first introduction came the very next game. The rest is history!

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John has worked alongside Charlie providing various Spring Training magazines with photos to go along with the stories. Some of those include the Fountain Hills Times Spring Training insert, the US Airways magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Cubs and SF Giants Spring Training programs, and the Arizona Key Travel Magazine. For the last 11 years, he has been the photographer for Tim Sheridan’s Boys Of Spring, a website dedicated to hardcore Cubs fans. He’s been a speaker at the Road’s Scholar program on photography. In June 2014, John captured a photo of Manny Ramirez being Manny Ramirez as he unleashed a bat-flip in an extended spring training game vs. 19 years old kids that went viral. He was contacted by the deputy managing editor of the Chicago Sun Times. John has been with them since then and has traveled to stadiums across the US shooting MLB baseball as a credentialed photographer.

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   Baltimore, MD based freelance writer, historian and raconteur Charlie Vascellaro’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and various travel, tourism and baseball publications. A former 20-year resident of Arizona and ASU alumni, Vascellaro is a constant contributor to many local/regional publications such as Phoenix, Arizona Key and the ASU Alumni magazine. Specializing in baseball and travel features his previews and travel stories have appeared annually in U.S. Airways magazine. He has also written on social and cultural affairs for MLB.com and the Smithsonian Institutes Museum of the Native Americanmagazine. A frequent speaker on the academic baseball circuit, he makes regular presentations at the NINE baseball conference in Arizona each spring and has been an instructor/presenter for the Road Scholar/Elderhostel continuing education program for the past 15 years.

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