Welcome to House That Hank Built, the Atlanta Braves news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. House That Hank Built is dedicated to providing top-notch Braves news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet The Team

Eric Cole

Full-time MLB staff writer for FanSided. I have been covering the Atlanta Braves since 2015 with a big emphasis on the minor leagues. Before my time here at FanSided, I was Deputy Site Manager and Minor League Editor at Battery Power. Mike Soroka was the 2019 NL ROY, Alec Bohm never touched home plate, and Jose Alvarado should have to rebuild the mound himself.


Chase Owens

I have covered various high school sports since I graduated from Anderson University. However, my first love has always been Braves baseball. When the opportunity to write about the team I love came around, I didn’t hesitate to jump on board. Outside of the Braves I am a sports junkie and during football season I let the Baltimore Ravens determine what mood I’m in every Sunday. For my football takes listen to our podcast, Hot Route Takes. For my Braves takes, well you’re in the right place!


Steven Teal

Co-Expert at House That Hank Built. I've been writing about Braves baseball since 2018 and 5 of those years have been with HTHB. I received an undergraduate degree in Sport Managment while attending Georgia Southern University. I also hold a Master of Arts in Communication. My love for sport journalism began during my time in college and it's only grown over the years. I love nothing more than covering the Atlanta Braves and bringing my thoughts to the best fan base in baseball. Some of my time is also spent writing about the Red Sox over at BoSox Injection.


Austin Andre

Regional reporter for Better News Paper.Inc River county news division. Contributor to Tomahawk Take.


Austin Owens

I have been an avid Atlanta Braves fan from the time I was four years old. Over the past year, I have combined my passion for sports with my aspirations to be a writer. I am entering my second season with House that Hank Built while also covering the University of North Carolina at Keeping it Heel.

Fred Owens

I grew up in Illinois listening to baseball when the leagues only had 8 teams. My dad and mom died Cub fans always believing that next year would be it. I was a Cub fan until I realized I didn't believe Cub ownership wanted to win. I loved the way the Milwaukee Braves played when Red Schoendienst was at 2nd, Joe Adcock at 1st, Eddie Mathews at 3rd and and Hank Aaron in the outfield but I didn't say that out loud. I joined the Air Force in 1968 and spent 28 years there, mostly overseas without baseball. I returned in 1991 I started following the Atlanta Braves on TBS; I've been with them ever since. My oldest son is a Rangers fan while my youngest is a Braves guy like me. I'm an old school guy I guess, I see no need for a designated pinch hitter and would prefer the All Star game to be about the All Star Game. I do think replay is needed on line calls and at the bases since the technology makes such things a snap; not balls and strikes. I also think Bug $elig is a joke, blackouts are a form of censorship and we have too many teams. More on those another day. Go Braves!


Gaurav Vedak

Hi, I’m Gaurav. I have been writing/covering the Atlanta Braves with a focus on its farm system for well over a decade. I’ve interviewed players from Andruw Jones to Ozzie Albies and have enjoyed every single minute of it. Join me in my new journey over at House That Hank Built where you can enjoy my ramblings over the course of the season!

Mitchell Barbee

Content Manager for Baseball Doesn't Exist. I am a lifelong Braves fan who spends too much time thinking about baseball and was finally able to get over the outfield fly rule game in 2021. I also make YouTube videos for What Happened to Baseball. Follow @MinSub4.

Matt Melton

A graduate from The University of Alabama, Matt has been contributing here at FanSided since February of 2021. Matt is currently a contributor at House That Hank Built, while also having contributed to other sites such as Southbound & Down, Marlin Maniac, Busting Brackets, Bama Hammer, and FanSided.com.


Sage Broda

From Atlanta and now in Montreal, I am an avid fan of everything ATL sports. Would love to hear your thoughts on some of my content or related topics, feel free to reach out on my socials below.


Seth Carter

I have written for the House the Hank Built since 2019. I have contributed to various places all over the internet, from freelance copywriting gigs about camping in New Zealand to managing a multi-million dollar e-commerce company. I write about the Braves here at HTHB and at the Talkin' Tomahawk. The only thing I love more than watching old videos of Greg Maddux pitching is making other people watch old videos of Greg Maddux pitching.


Shayne Nissen

I have been a Braves fan my whole life with a dream of covering sports. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachleors degree in Multiplatform Journalism in 2021 and now work full-time as a high school and college sports reporter in Defiance, Ohio. I started writing game recaps for my high school baseball team in high school in 2017 and have continued to write about sports in some shape or form ever since. I grew up a Braves fan watching them on TBS every day in Ohio, with Chipper Jones becoming my favorite athlete of all-time. Ever since, 10 has been my number in every sport I've played.

Trent Dickeson

Braves, Beets, Millennium Falcon. Follow on Twitter: @Trenciarte


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