Bleacher Brawls is a multimedia brand devoted to exploring the good side and the evil side of the greatest rivalry in professional sports. Which side is good and which side is evil depends on where your allegiance lies: with the Boston Red Sox or with the New York Yankees.
Our website, podcast, YouTube channel, and social media platforms will dive into all aspects of this eternal battle from both sides, as well as other topical news from the world of Major League Baseball. We will analyze, pontificate, and pick apart the opinions of both friends and foes alike; digging in our heels, cherry picking our stats, and always embracing the debate.
We’ll even dabble in other sports and pop culture from time to time. But before long, we will always return to our core mission:
To take the brawl out of the bleachers and straight to you … because there is no middle ground.
Luke is a Bleacher Brawls co-founder that has been a die-hard Red Sox fan since Mike Greenwell rightfully earned the 1988 AL MVP Award. He loves bunts and hard splitters and hates defensive metrics and the universal DH. He is a writer and editor for the Bleacher Brawls website, contributor to the podcast, and occasional guest on the YouTube channel.
John is a Bleacher Brawls co-founder and die-hard third generation Yankees fan. As a kid, his grandfather figured out what train Babe Ruth would take home from Yankee Stadium then would make it a point to be on that train so he could talk to Babe Ruth. The Yankees tradition runs deep within his family, their blood is pinstriped. He is a writer for the Bleacher Brawls website, contributor to the podcast, and regular contributor on the YouTube channel.
Patrick is a Red Sox fan by way of Roanoke, Virginia, where he grew up down the street from the Salem Red Sox. Being at the ballpark was a completely different animal than watching baseball on tv, and he was immediately hooked. He would like to thank the Colorado Rockies for leaving town so the Red Sox could take over the team, because otherwise he might be a Rockies fan. You can find Patrick hosting the Bleacher Brawls podcast, appearing on the YouTube channel, and writing under the moniker The Boy Who Loved Joe Kelly.
Barnes is a Bleacher Brawls voice that loves the Yankees. He loves doing the YMCA at the stadium during the 7th inning stretch as well as being part of the roll call from the right field bleachers. His favorite pitch is the backdoor slider, and he never understood how sunflower seeds came to be the dominant snack of players. Barnes is a contributor to the podcast and the YouTube channel. Let’s go Yankees!
Derrik is a life long Red Sox fan that brings youthful energy to covering the Red Sox, baseball, or any other sport. He loves to present random stats you’ve never heard of before, and loves to reference every single advanced stat that can back up his opinions. Derrik is also the official Bleacher Brawls prospect scout, providing analysis of lots of the Red Sox farm system as well as the top prospects around baseball. He is the main contributor for the YouTube channel, and occasional podcast contributor and writer for www.bleacherbrawls.com.
Originally from New Jersey, Doug grew up rooting for Derek Jeter and the Yankees before the gorgeous locks of Bronson Arroyo converted him into a loyal Red Sox fan. To redeem himself for his boyhood dalliance with the pinstripes, he devoted his career to the US Army, where his love for Nair has been a key factor in his compliance with military grooming regulations. He is the primary host of the Bleacher Brawls Twitter spaces, a core member of the podcast team, and the president of the Jake Diekman fan club.
Joey is a recent high school graduate and rising star in Boston-area politics. When he isn’t brushing up on the history of MLB’s dead ball era or confined on mom-induced house arrest, you can find him in front of the mirror practicing his Michael Keaton and Christian Bale impersonations. When recordings do not extend beyond his curfew, he is a contributor on the Bleacher Brawls YouTube channel and podcast.