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Friday, January 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Hello All

Dylan Sinn | The Journal Gazette

Hello to all TinCaps baseball fans and loyal readers of the Full Count blog. My name is Dylan Sinn and as of Jan. 26 I am the new TinCaps beat writer for the Journal Gazette. I will be running this blog in the future and I am very excited to begin covering the team. I will also be covering Indiana basketball and Notre Dame football.

A little about me: I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and have been a Cubs fan since I began watching them on WGN when I was four years old. I also frequently attended Kane County Cougars games when I was younger, so I come into this job already possessing some familiarity with the Midwest League.

I attended Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 2015. I covered baseball a little at Indiana, including one game in which Kyle Schwarber turned on a fastball and hit the longest home run I have ever seen. After graduating from IU, I worked toward a master's degree at the University of Maryland and graduated from there in 2017. While at Maryland, I covered the Terrapins baseball team for Maryland Baseball Network, a student-run site dedicated exclusively to the baseball team.

In the last few years, I have become an avid student of sabermetrics. I have always enjoyed numbers and statistics, especially as they relate to baseball and I find that the new ways to measure performance more precisely can be extremely valuable in evaluating players objectively. I'll slip some advanced statistics into my writing when I think they can enhance a story, but I'll always explain the number in question to make it easy to understand.

I'm looking forward to interacting with the readers of this blog and I am active on Twitter, @DylanSinn. I welcome all questions, comments, complaints and shouting about my incompetence as a journalist. I will do my best to respond to all of your tweets. One more small fact about me: I know the winner of all 113 World Series, so if you see me at Parkview Field, feel free to test me.

I'm looking forward to getting started here and, as always, thank you for reading Full Count and the Journal Gazette.