It all started as a podcast. Now, OPSN is an ascendant digital sports media platform.
Outside Pitch Sports Network started as the brainchild of two guys who just wanted to talk Hot Stove baseball online.
Vince Lombardi, Jr. (no relation to that Vince Lombardi) and Andrew Vigliotti launched OPSN in 2013 as an outlet to talk baseball. That original vision expanded and the Outside Pitch MLB blog debuted through MLB Advanced Media, bringing on writers to discuss their favorite teams and foster interaction between the writers and the audience.
Where the major sports media outlets shy away from interacting with readership, OPSN and its properties–OPMLB, End Zone Score and The Sports Blaze–have always embraced it. It’s central to who we are and who we want to be. We’re on social media and aim to respond to approved reader comments quickly and engagingly.
Since OPSN became independent in 2015, we’ve built both a strong readership and a capable stable of writers and editors. Our mission is to tell intelligent stories intelligently: our work has been featured by Fox Sports Engage, Sports Illustrated, Yardbarker, Bleacher Report, SB Nation, MLB Trade Rumors and others. We are affiliated with Google News, Apple News, News360, SmartNews and Flipboard.
Writers who have worked with us have gone on to writing and editorial jobs at local dailies, become fantasy sports experts and have moved on to bigger stages like B/R and Sports on Earth. We also believe in promoting from within; some of our best writers have moved into leadership positions throughout the organization.
And we’re growing, as a business and digital media footprint.
Vince Lombardi, Jr. – Co-Founder and CEO
Andrew Vigliotti – Co-Founder and President
Brent Sirvio – Vice President of Content
Michael Berns – Editor-in-Chief, End Zone Score
Dan Federico – Editor-in-Chief, Outside Pitch
Trevor Jossart – Editor-in-Chief, The Sports Blaze
Stephen Cohn – Managing Editor, The Sports Blaze
Jonathan Powell – Managing Editor, Outside Pitch