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Get To Know: Shaun Kippins

Hello, everyone, and thank you for checking out the MLB Fan Cave Blog! I’m so excited to get this journey started! I hope you’ll come along for the ride, as it’s sure to be one long, strange trip!

Many of you may know me as “that guy Tulo pranked,” but I want to begin our season-long dialogue by introducing myself. My name is Shaun Kippins, I’m 25 years old and I was born and raised in Upstate New York—Latham to be specific. I am a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and have been tomahawk chopping for as long as I can remember. Before you ask, let me explain how someone from upstate New York is an Atlanta Braves fan. It’s simple, really. I wasn’t born into an allegiance like most of my friends and I grew to love the game by watching the Braves on national TV. I truly believe that had it not been for Braves Baseball on TBS, I wouldn’t be as big a baseball fan as I am today. Much of what I know and love about the game, I learned from Skip Caray, Joe Simpson, Don Sutton, Pete Van Wieren and certainly Mr. Bobby Cox. Of course they were a pretty easy team to love in the 90’s with the likes of Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Justice, Pendleton, Chipper…you get where I’m going with this. However I also enjoy the history of the game and of the franchise. If you watched my original video submission you know about my feelings for the Great, Henry Aaron!

But there is also a lot about me that my video didn’t show that I’d like you all to know. First and foremost, I promise you I CAN be funny and creative! In fact. I think those are two of my better qualities. After watching so many of the other entries, that was the one thing I wished I’d conveyed. Nonetheless, I plan on showing you just how silly and entertaining I can be this season in the Fan Cave. And if that means the kind of entertainment that has me on the verge of panic (i.e. pertaining to a certain All-Star shortstop) I’m all for it. I am the kind of person who always wants to put a smile on people’s faces and make them laugh, and while I may have done that unwittingly in the Tulo piece, I hope I can do it more often this year.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Fan Cave experience to this point. And I only see it getting better from here. I hope that you continue to keep up with the blog and follow me (@SkippinsYNN), the MLB Fan Cave and all the other Cave Dwellers on Twitter. We all encourage you to engage with us throughout the season because that is what this is all about, fan perspective! Be on the lookout for more posts and tweets, and when the time comes be sure to vote for me! Now let’s PLAY BALL! GO BRAVES!

Follow Shaun on Twitter @SkippinsYNN.

Hello, everyone, and thank you for checking out the MLB Fan Cave Blog! I’m so excited to get this journey started! I hope you’ll come along for the ride, as it’s sure to be one long, strange trip!

Many of you may know me as “that guy Tulo pranked,” but I want to begin our season-long dialogue by introducing myself. My name is Shaun Kippins, I’m 25 years old and I was born and raised in Upstate New York—Latham to be specific. I am a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and have been tomahawk chopping for as long as I can remember. Before you ask, let me explain how someone from upstate New York is an Atlanta Braves fan. It’s simple, really. I wasn’t born into an allegiance like most of my friends and I grew to love the game by watching the Braves on national TV. I truly believe that had it not been for Braves Baseball on TBS, I wouldn’t be as big a baseball fan as I am today. Much of what I know and love about the game, I learned from Skip Caray, Joe Simpson, Don Sutton, Pete Van Wieren and certainly Mr. Bobby Cox. Of course they were a pretty easy team to love in the 90’s with the likes of Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Justice, Pendleton, Chipper…you get where I’m going with this. However I also enjoy the history of the game and of the franchise. If you watched my original video submission you know about my feelings for the Great, Henry Aaron!

But there is also a lot about me that my video didn’t show that I’d like you all to know. First and foremost, I promise you I CAN be funny and creative! In fact. I think those are two of my better qualities. After watching so many of the other entries, that was the one thing I wished I’d conveyed. Nonetheless, I plan on showing you just how silly and entertaining I can be this season in the Fan Cave. And if that means the kind of entertainment that has me on the verge of panic (i.e. pertaining to a certain All-Star shortstop) I’m all for it. I am the kind of person who always wants to put a smile on people’s faces and make them laugh, and while I may have done that unwittingly in the Tulo piece, I hope I can do it more often this year.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Fan Cave experience to this point. And I only see it getting better from here. I hope that you continue to keep up with the blog and follow me (@SkippinsYNN), the MLB Fan Cave and all the other Cave Dwellers on Twitter. We all encourage you to engage with us throughout the season because that is what this is all about, fan perspective! Be on the lookout for more posts and tweets, and when the time comes be sure to vote for me! Now let’s PLAY BALL! GO BRAVES!

Follow Shaun on Twitter @SkippinsYNN.