Spike Vrusho

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Spike Vrusho is a zine editor who lives in Rhinebeck, New York where he drives a taxi and works as a freelance writer, mostly for the culture website www.splicetoday.com [1]based in Baltimore.

He has resisted transforming his dormant paper fanzine Murtaugh into another website or blog and continues to root for the Pirates despite the inexplicable preponderance of nerdy SABR-types who have somehow bullied their way into online baseball discourse. Blind allegiance to the farcical "Moneyball" and the corporate virus called fantasy baseball have ruined half of the game while the other 49% of the game festers with a gang greenous appendage last seen protruding from the side of Scott Boras' tassled loafers. "Kill them all, let Mel Ott sort them out" sez this particular bumpersticker affixed to a 1982 Audi Fox parked illegally in the ALCOA lot outside Three Rivers Stadium. In the summer of 2016 he revived his zine publishing career with The Fence Post[2], the unofficial fanzine of Kingston Stockade FC which was basically a Murtaugh-style take on semipro soccer which landed in Kingston, NY, to great enthusiasm. Vrusho and his daughter Roxanne Clark have done seven issues of The Fence Post through mid-summer of 2017 and plan to continue the zine next season, distributing it for free as an 8-page bundle of sass to fans arriving in the Dietz Stadium parking lot in Kingston.


Spike is reachable at spikevrusho@earthlink.net