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Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

If it were a fiscally feasible endeavor, I would have become a snowbird before turning 30.

Instead, I settle for small doses of Arizona, which have made a good impression during my trips to Phoenix for Fall League games in October and November, and most recently for spring training over February and March.

As for the "Oven Door" days of summer from May through August? I'll enjoy the stories from those who have visited during the time of year where car windows spontaneously shatter and breakfast foods can be cooked on the sidewalk. At least my patio is an extra beer refrigerator four months out of the year.


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