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1000634_10151657232334639_876184589_nHey Guys! I’m the newest addition to Cleat Geeks! I’ll give you a little information about myself and what to expect going forward. My name is James Knox, and I am 34 years old. I grew up in the Gateway City (St. Louis), after moving there when I was 11. I graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in Communications (focus on radio and television, I work in radio), and also pitched all four years as a Saluki. I am now working on my Masters degree at Western Kentucky University.
I am a testicular cancer survivor of ten years and now live in Western Kentucky. I am a baseball/softball umpire, and have called some major Little League, Babe Ruth, NSA, ASA, and USFA softball tournaments. This is my 20th year of calling games. I am a HUGE St. Louis sports fan. The Cardinals, Rams, and Blues are my teams, and in college; it’s Illinois basketball and Alabama football.
So what to expect from me? Everything! Obviously, the title will give you the idea that a lot of my stories will come from my baseball experiences on the diamond; as a player and umpire, and while that’s true, I am opinionated about everything. I had a podcast for about two years, “The Hard Knox Podcast,” which was successful, but I wasn’t reaching nearly enough people. Thankfully the fine people here at Cleat Geeks have given me that platform. So that’s a little bit about me going forward…Hope you enjoy!

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