About Nino

Nino Colla | Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

Nino Colla - Managing Editor
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About: A few things you should know about me. For one, I love hats, I have lots of them. It is a goal to collect as many baseball ones as possible. I love to watch television, perhaps to much. I don't have favorite shows, it's like picking a favorite child, it changes depending on the day. I used to hate Nick Swisher, now I don't. I also think Nutella is the bomb. Try it with peanut butter, on bread, it's great. In all seriousness, I'm currently residing in Stow, Ohio, but originally from Youngstown. I love being active. I run and bike frequently and run marathons and all that fun stuff. Living a half mile away from the Bike & Hike trail helps feed my addiction to the outdoors. I started at The University of Akron in 2007 and graduated in 2012 with several undergraduate degrees in Communications. My goal was to be a sports writer, but as much as I liked it, this blog is my ultimate dream and really, I can't make money for a living off this. So I decided to keep it going and pursue another passion of mine. I graduated again in 2014, go me! This time with a Master's degree in Higher Education-Administration. I'm currently working my absolute dream job, supervising and working with great student leaders and programming events. It also lets me continue to live out this dream of writing about the Indians the way I want to. I started this blog in 2008 as a way to talk about the sport and the team I love and remarkably enough, it's still here and thriving. Through it, I've gained many awesome opportunities, such as writing for The Cleveland Fan, and have connected with so many passionate and knowledgeable Tribe Fans.

Favorite Current Indian: Jason Kipnis. I love the dirt dogs, the go-getters, the guys who are dirty before the first inning is even over. Kipnis is that. He plays hard every game, gives it his all and has a passion that is pretty evident every time he takes the field.

Favorite All-Time Indian: Jody Gerut. People ask me, "Nino, what the hell is with your obsession with Jody Gerut." Not really, they typically ask me, Who the hell is Jody Gerut? Die hard fans who sat in the stands in the early 00's when the team was throwing out no-names remember the name, but there's only one who still loves Jody Gerut, and that's this guy. Why? Everyone has someone they just like, for no real good reason. Jody Gerut is not that guy for me, I actually have really good reasons, you just may not believe me.

Most Memorable Moment: I have so many. Can I just put the whole 2007 season? I went to three huge games that year, including the Fausto-Joba Midge Battle and the Game 4 of the ALCS when the Indians went up 3-1 on the Red Sox. However the game that stands out more than any other for me was earlier in the regular season when Casey freakin' Blake hit the walk-off home run against the Tigers. It pretty much was the game that led to the Tribe to go on and take control of the division. I also was at the Bill Selby game when he owned Mariano Rivera, and if you were there, how could you forget it?