Our Team

sam hornSAM HORN


Sam was drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in 1982 and played professionally for the Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers. After retiring from baseball, Sam worked as a sports analyst for the Boston Red Sox on NESN during the pre and post game show. Horn also owned and operated Around the Horn Sports Center in Rhode Island where he taught and designed a curriculum to help young kids hone in on their athletic skills. Sam has donated his time to many causes such as, The American Heart Association, Safe At Home (an after school program for kids), and other charities that benefit the community. Sam’s personal mission in life is to “build an individual’s confidence in their abilities, teach them to recognize and minimize their weaknesses, while helping them get the maximum results out of his or her potential”.

Motivation: Motivation is combining rewards with effort as they work hand in hand. After putting in the effort, a person looks forward to praise and approval to fulfill an internal sense of satisfaction. Acknowledgement from your peers is very rewarding, but this is a short-term fix, and is often hard to find. In the business world competition is fierce, but it brings out the true character and skills of an individual, resulting in greater productivity. A person, who does not welcome competition, usually means that their production is on the decline.



What is Your Pre-Game’s operations team is led by Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Conte. Ms. Conte has over 20 years of experience both running her own Media Representative and Marketing Company, The Victoria Group Marketing, Inc., as well as held positions within other organizations filling the same role.

She currently holds the position of COO for MatchPoint, an International Network of Franchise Business Consultants. The solid foundation of operations support systems and teams she has developed and executed upon has produced proven results for the companies she represents.

In addition, Ms. Conte’s experience uniquely positions her as an expert in Franchising, and has appeared as a spokesperson for the industry. She has appeared on television networks such as the Lifetime Channel and CNBC, as well as in publications like USA TODAY and Success Magazine.



Mike is an award winning filmmaker from the New England area, and is the main videographer for What is Your Pre-Game. He has worked on numerous creative projects that include music videos, short films, corporate videos and documentaries. He was also part of the video team for the Miss World America in Washington DC.







Gerard is a professional photographer and is working both as a videographer and photographer for What is Your Pre-Game. He began his life’s work when he browsed a pawn shop selection of cameras and saw his first digital SLR. It stopped him in his tracks and he knew that he was not leaving the store without it. Ever since, Gerard has been dedicated to producing one of a kind images, and he brings high energy and creativity to the team.


6455681DAN EMOND


Dan is the main video editor for What is Your Pre-Game. Dan has worked very closely with Mike and Gerard for years, and has editing experience with short films, corporate videos and other creative projects.







Luis Vasquez is a multimedia journalist based out of Boston, MA, and is a former youth professional. He currently serves in dual roles with the Boston Red Sox as an Ambassador and a public address writer. Luis has a journalism degree from Emerson College. His work and insights have been featured across various baseball, professional wrestling, and current event platforms and publications. Follow Luis on Twitter @LuisVasquez617.






Damian is a native Rhode Islander and a fan of all sports New England. Damian is the prime drone pilot for “What is Your Pre-Game”, providing the amazing aerial views for the show. Damian is a licensed unmanned pilot with 2 years of pilot experience. When he’s not flying his drone,  he is an Account Executive,  Vice President and on air DJ on Rhode island airwaves for 96.7 The Buzz and 95.1 Classic Rock.  


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