The 9 Inning Crew

Josh (9 Inning Know It All)-  Josh was born and raised in Longview, WA.  A town that is the definition of a baseball town.  He was exposed to the game of baseball from birth as he attended his father’s softball games.  He was raised a Mariner’s fan and even through the hard years he still cheers for the M’s.  Josh has played in over 1,000 baseball games, coached nearly 500 baseball/fast pitch/softball games and watched too many baseball games to count.  For three seasons Josh partnered with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes helping with social media, grounds crew and any other area that he is needed including being the teams photographer for the 2012 season. Since returning to his hometown he now covers local college team Lower Columbia Community College and wood bat league team Cowlitz Black Bears.  He currently lives in Kelso, WA with his wife Shawnee and their daughters Raelynn and Finley.

Norm (Tezbaseball)-Norm hails from the small town of Kimberly, Idaho. He was exposed to the baseball world at an early age. Norm’s Grandfather played semi-pro ball in Colorado and was invited to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs along with his Brother. His Grandfather was deemed “too small” by the Cubs scouts. Norm grew up as an Atlanta Braves and LA Dodger fan. He went to work with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 as a clubhouse manager in Lancaster, CA. He has also shot video for the San Francisco Giants out of Salem Keizer, Or. He is a supervisor/equipment manager for the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Dept. He lives in Lafayette with his wife Meg and her two children Sami and Connor.

Kelly Byrnes and family at SafecoKelly- Kelly was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, CA. He started playing baseball at the age of 4 and till this day he still hasn’t stop.  Kelly plays anywhere between 200-300 softball games a year. He grew up 20 minutes from Dodgers Stadium, is Dodgers fan who still bleeds Dodger blue. His dad taught him everything about baseball. When they weren’t playing baseball or practicing baseball they were going to Dodger games. He moved to Washington when he was 19 and quickly turned into a big time Mariners fan. Kelly currently lives in Longview, WA with his wife Leah and 3 daugthers Gracie, Malia and Avery. He grew up on baseball and is teaching his girls the same thing. He has been a t-ball coach for 2 of his daughters. They are definitely a baseball family. Just in case anyone is curious Dodgers are #1, Mariners #2.



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