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Mike Russell

Mike Russell joined the VFTB writing team in December of 2016. As a 6 year-old 2nd baseman in the early 80’s, Ryne Sandberg and WGN made it very easy for Mike to become a Cubs fan. The love affair has been nurtured and maintained throughout the years and is currently being passed down to his 4 year-old daughter, Madilyn Grace.

As a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mike has been a career vagabond, working in various sales arenas, including investments. He is now settled in to a family Health and Life Insurance business in Henderson, KY., dealing mostly with Medicare recipients.

Also an avid fisherman, the only thing that might keep Mike from missing a Cubs pitch is a good bite. Thank goodness for the MLB App, Ron and Pat, and a good IPA.

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