Who is this guy?

IMG_1358John Finger is closer to 40 than 30 and vividly remembers every Philadelphia baseball playoffs since 1976. He writes exclusively about the Philadelphia Phillies and baseball and is somewhat aware that the city features other professional teams in various leagues. Away from work John writes fiction as well as about pop culture. He also enjoys marathon running, punk rock, books and movies as well as debunking myths and goofing off.

John attended J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa., an extremely large university in Philadelphia.

5 thoughts on “Who is this guy?

  1. JOHN,

    IT’S BEEN 2 YRS. THIS IS ABOUT WHAT I PICTURED YOU LOOKED LIKE.

    STILL READING YOUR ARTICLES, FIND THAT THEY ARE VASTLY IMPROVED, THAT QUALITY DOES COME WITH EXPERIENCE. GOOD LUCK,
    IKE

  2. John, I’m starting my blog (again), as Dreamweaver has been too frustrating to master for the amount of writing I’m anxious to get to, so I’m hoping this software will be simple enough to gracefully let me begin. (I’m a magazine designer, as well as a journalist, but I’m going to postpone the graphic elements of this career move until I can feel comfortable with the basic coding to get going. Anyway, I saw your site as one of WordPress’ fastest growing sites and have been studying it today to see the software’s ins and outs. I was hoping since I’m a struggling 51-year-old svenska flicka and you look and sound friendly you’d do me the favor of letting me ask one piece of advice.

    To the left on your blog, the Stories of Note links dead end on my system. Do they work in some platforms? (Might it be that I’m on a Mac OSX, have Firefox and Safari hosts, or have the stories actually been moved by WordPress?)

    Thanks for any direction you can give me. I was hesitant to start with WordPress because I read that it didn’t have Permalink for archived stories, which might explain this problem, so if that’s the case, and you know how you’re going to solve it, please refer me to the url describing how, when you find it.

    Thanks again, and I love your blog, and your site, especially the pictures of your cute son and the fun at Porjus.
    -Sherie

  3. Hey, I went to McCaskey too! Actually, I just graduated this past spring. I’m now a freshman at Penn State and a freelance journalist for the Lancaster New Era. Anyway, I stumbled across your blog while looking for info about Dennis Schmid. So what was he like?

    -Diana

    PS. Ian MacKaye is a really cool guy. I interviewed him once…

  4. Mr Finger,
    Just wanted to comment that yours is the only blog I sorta read on a regular basis. I do disagree with any and all details of rock throwing incidents mentioned in previous entries. Phils should be fun to watch nothing like watching the Phillies clinch as my wife is in labor. The Horn family is continuing with the addition of Michael Peter Horn on 10/16 at 3:05 AM. Wow that made for a really long week. Keep up the great work and we do need to sit down and just bullshit in the near future.

    Pete

  5. John,

    Another fellow McCaskey alum and Lancaster resident here, though I’m early 40s so I probably graduated a few years before you. I found this site doing a search for Donna Couy, one of my favorite teachers at McCaskey. Then I see that you’re a contributor to the Phils’ mag I’ve seen on beerleaguer.com. Now that I’ve found your site I’ll have to toggle between beerleaguer and fingerfood during the season for my Phillies fix.

    Patrick

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