Jim Berdysz

Jim Berdysz


I am currently attending Cleveland State University, and majoring in journalism in hopes of becoming a sports writer/reporter in the near future. I was also a Bleacher Report writing intern during the spring of 2011, which landed me the position as a Major League Baseball featured columnist for the 2011 season, covering my favorite sports team: the Cleveland Indians.

Ever since I could remember, I always loved and followed Cleveland Indians baseball. Growing up, I would always surprise my family and friends knowing most of the players on the team. It was not hard to figure out I was an Indians fan, as I would always wear my Jim Thome shirt with the big number 25 on the back. Flash forward 20 years, and while I am an adult now, that little Indians fan is and always will be inside of me.

My journalism and writing experience are as followed:

—Wrote for my high school newspaper for 4 years as a writer and editor covering school sports and events
—Shadowed at "The Plain Dealer" Cleveland's leading newspaper
—One of 25 winners to win "Tribe Reporter for a Day" in 2008 where I met and interviewed players and coaches before a Tribe game like a true Indians beat reporter
—Employed at Sun Newspapers, "The Sun Courier" in 2009 where I covered local high school baseball and basketball teams
—Currently the Sports Editor for the Cleveland State newspaper, "The Cleveland Stater" where I also serve as the beat reporter for the CSU Vikings Men's basketball team.

I have played baseball from T-ball all the way to Varsity baseball at my high school as a 1st baseman, pitcher, and outfielder.

Hoping to one day attend a game and visit all 30 MLB ballparks, right now I've been to 8. Some of which include Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Camden Yards, and of course Jacobs Field.

I have been called the "Terry Pluto" of the next generation by my high school guidance counselor

Will forever and always be a die-hard Cleveland sports fan

I am both a fantasy football and baseball freak. Ask me anything and I will gladly share my opinion on who to draft, start or sit, and of course tell you the many sleepers and rookies I like for the season.

Nickname: Birdman


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  • Bama Bronco posted 3641 days ago

    Bama Bronco

    Jim, I see our (my) comments were removed about your explanation of why you wrote this article. I've contacted b/r support, as my account has not worked since right after our dialogue. Hopefully, yours is still okay.