Owner, Editor and Lead Writer
Jon Ferlise is the owner and operator of Dbacks Insider, an affiliate of Dugout Nation baseball blogs. Jon grew up in Omaha, Nebraska as an avid baseball fan. He’d hang around with other kids in his neighborhood and play stickball before and after day baseball games and whenever there were off days during the summers in Omaha. Naturally, during his youth he also spent many days attending the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. The CWS was his first exposure to baseball when he was growing up and it’s where his love for baseball started to bloom.
Jon moved to Arizona in January of 1990 to attend Arizona State University. He joined the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity that same spring and his life was forever changed. In 1993, shortly after the ASU chapter of ATO was abruptly kicked off campus, Jon decided to move to Denver, Colorado. There he completed his college education and returned to live in Phoenix in 1999. Jon has lived in the Phoenix area ever since. He currently is married with two young kids, Wyatt and Sawyer.
Jon has always been interested in writing, although he choose a career in finance which he later discovered was probably not the best path to becoming an actual writer. Dumbfounded, Jon took a brief sabbatical from finance starting in 2014 to “find himself,” much to the dismay of his loving, understanding wife. Apparently finding oneself is not the best idea when you have two young boys who enjoy running around in circles, singing songs at the top of their lungs whilst shedding clothing at an alarming pace.
Fortunately for Jon, he decided to create a baseball blog dedicated to the Chicago Cubs in the Spring of 2016. Shortly after starting his first baseball blog, he started to work on building a blog dedicated to all things baseball called Dugout Nation. Dbacks Insider is the second website to join the Dugout Nation brand, along with Cubs Insider.
Jon draws on his experience gained from running Cubs Insider to produce high quality baseball content with solid opinions, great writing, and unique perspectives. His goal is to build Dugout Nation into a community of individually operated independent blogs for every MLB team, where all baseball fans can come to read about their favorite teams and players. Every team website will eventually be run directly by fans of the corresponding team. Baby steps.
There’s probably a lot more we can include here but that would take all the fun out of searching Google, if you so desire. If you ever have any questions or comments you can reach Jon by leaving him a message here or you can send him an email to jonferlise@dugoutnationdotcom.