Fox: Brian Kenny on sabermetrics in 50 words or less

From Ted Fox at on January 24, 2014, with SABR member Brian Kenny:

This is just what the name implies: Each week, I ask someone interesting a question and request that she/he respond in 50 words or less.

Or somewhere in the ballpark of 50 words. That’s why there’s an “-ish.” I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this site isn’t exactly a bastion of rigidity.

Today, I’m joined by a familiar face to sports fans across the country, Brian Kenny. Brian is an anchor for MLB Network, where he hosts Clubhouse Confidential, the first and only television show devoted to sports analytics. He is also the host for Showtime Championship Boxing, and hosts The Brian Kenny Show on NBC Sports Radio from 9:00 a.m.–noon Eastern, Monday–Friday.

I met Brian during his 14-year run at ESPN when I was a production assistant trainee and he was, quite simply, the most gifted anchor I ever watched work. Seriously, you learn a lot about someone’s broadcasting chops teleprompting in an ESPNews studio that was perpetually stuck in the original polar vortex—like that he could anchor a flawless show with or without that little screen you were scrolling. While at the Worldwide Leader, Brian hosted SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, and Friday Night Fights, among other shows.

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Originally published: January 24, 2014. Last Updated: January 24, 2014.