I was surprised this past week with the number of people who have asked me about our new baseball writer John Perrotto. I tell them that if Perrotto is not the top baseball writer in the country, he's in the top four. I consider him to be in the class of Peter Gammons, Tracy Ringolsby and Jayson Stark. I have known him ever since I started covering the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 1988 and consider him to be one of the hardest working baseball writers in the business. He is generally one of the first to arrive at the ballpark and is constantly on the move talking to players, coaches, managers and other baseball men.