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Evan Altman

Co-owner, Editor-in-Chief, Lead writer

Altman spent his formative years watching Cubs baseball, playing various sports with varying degrees of mediocrity, and trying to get girls to like him as more than just a friend. He attended Hanover College, where he pursued an English degree and earned the Meese Literary Award, given to the student most likely to succeed in creative writing. After spending roughly a dozen years not living up to that honor, Altman was spurred to write again by the dearth of competent content available online. He got his feet wet by contributing to Yahoo Sports on a freelance basis before joining and eventually taking over Cubs Insider. His dry sarcasm (some might go so far as to call it acerbic wit) and vast knowledge of obscure pop culture are frequently on display as he colors outside the lines of traditional prose.