Founder and Senior Analyst
Behr, 20, started his baseball career as the creator and founder of The ‘Burgh Blues, a baseball blog that documented the travesties and travails of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The ‘Burgh Blues online publication documents the travesties and travails that the Pittsburgh Pirates initiate each year. While poking fun at heart-wrenching losses, we analyze the ball club in terms of efficiency by offering insight as to how the club can improve its status. Since creating “TBB” nearly two years ago, the site has won numerous awards, including “Best Baseball Blog” by YES Network’s THE MAX.
Following his success with ‘Burgh Blues, Behr landed an internship at BaseballProspectus.com in June of 2010. Promoted to Executive Assistant, Behr helped with both site promotions and the analysis of sabermetric statistics. He had his own BP blog series entitled “Analyze This” along with other various editorial pieces forthe site. Behr took it upon himself to build the official Baseball Prospectus Facebook page, which he administered himself.
Vice President, Analyst
Wasserman is a sophomore studying Sport Management and Business at Syracuse University. He is intrigued by how front offices run, and how they canbe run more efficiently. Currently a game day marketing intern for Syracuse’s Athletic Department and having previously worked with Stony Brook University’s Athletic Department, Wasserman is excited to be getting an opportunity to examine Major League Baseball. He has had a passion for baseball his entire life and is a diehard Yankee fan who hails from Long Island, New York.Wasserman will bring his opinions and a taste of statistical analyses to Field of Ignorance.
Stransky is currently enrolled at Syracuse University as a Sport Management major, as well as a potential Public Communication Studies minor. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Czech Republic, and is fluent in the each native tongue. Hailing from Watertown, CT, Jan’s long-term vision is to work in public relations within the baseball industry.
In addition to serving as Women’s Volleyball manager in 2010, Stransky has interned with the Syracuse University Athletic Department and Connecticut Sport Management Group Inc. He is currently one of approximately 100 students at SU selected to represent the university to new students and families. Stransky primarily looks forward to analyzing players – whether under or overestimated – and providing opinionated pieces concerning the performance of Major League Baseball franchises across the league.
Mohajer-Rahbari is a Los Angeles native who has spent his life trying to fully understand the world and those around him. His curious mind led himto seek out the essence of problems and determine creative and strategic solutions.
After receiving a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, David attended a certificate program in Marketing and Advertising at UCLA Extension. It was there that he discovered his skills in cultivating the relationship between brand and consumer.
Since then David has acted as a consultant for afew small businesses, specializing in Brand Management and Integrated Marketing Communications. David, a long time friend of the site’s founder JesseBehr, has now been recruited as the Marketing Coordinator of Fieldofignorance.com to monitor and manage all aspects of the site’s marketing efforts.
Fantasy Expert and Analyst
Mumy, 22, resides in Los Angeles and has always been entrenched in the world of sports both as a player and analyst. Although his hometown Dodgers have not captured a World Series title in his lifetime, Dodger Blue flows through his veins.
Mumy will be contributing frequently to Field of Ignorance as the local fantasy baseball guru but will also often play the role of devil’s advocate. Although he agrees that there are glaring inefficiencies regarding how money is spent in baseball, he feels strongly that baseball has to hold true to its traditions. His fantasy baseball resume is extremely impressive and he understands the intricacies involved in both a standard 5×5 league and deeper leagues which use advanced statistics.
Pagano is a Sport Management major at Syracuse University. He worked with the Staten Island Yankees this past summer as a Ticket Sales intern, andassisted with event management at Richmond County Bank Ballpark while keeping track of the stadium inventory. His experience with a Minor League Baseball team provides ‘Field of Ignorance’ with a unique insight on how players are scouted and developed to one day contribute at the Major League level. Having grown up in Edison, New Jersey, Pagano has been a diehard Yankees fan his entire life.