Jimmy Traina is a senior producer at SI.com and the creator, writer and editor of the website's popular "Hot Clicks" feature.
Traina joined SI.com in 2000 and has covered the NBA, NFL, major league baseball, fantasy sports, tennis and golf among other sports. He cites baseball as his favorite sport to cover and says the 1998 Yankees are the greatest team's he seen in person. "Baseball is truly a soap opera," he says. "No matter how good or how bad you are, there are ups and downs every single day. And no matter how long you've watched it, you still constantly see things you've never seen before. It's also the best sport to be at in person. It sounds clichéd and corny, but there is something special about the green grass, sound of mitts popping and the crack of the bat."
Before SI.com Traina worked for the Associated Press, writing game previews for the wire service. He has also worked for Scorephone and WBAZ-AM radio, where he did afternoon drive-time news updates.
A Long Island native, Traina received a bachelor's degree in broadcasting from C.W. Post University. "I wouldn't want to trade places with any SI staffer," says Traina. "I don't think anyone here has more fun than I do, and no one has a crazier, funnier and more creative audience."
Updated 21 October 2009
Kings take 3-2 series lead with 3-0 domination of Sharks
Cazeneuve: Rangers keep series alive with OT win