Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. SABRcast will feature insights and analysis of what's happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for ESPN.com, SB Nation, and FoxSports.com. He began his career as a research assistant for groundbreaking baseball author Bill James and later worked for STATS, Inc. He has also written or co-written seven baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Bill James), winner of the Sporting News/SABR Baseball Research Award, and most recently Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game, winner of this year's CASEY Award.
Episode #34: November 18, 2019
Our guest this week is Jason Schwartz, co-chair of the SABR Baseball Cards Research Committee and curator of its popular Twitter account, @SABRbbcards. At the Baseball Cards Committee website, Jason writes about cards both new and old, combining an appreciation for subtle photography skills with in-depth analysis of obscure card set numerology. He is an active member of SABR's Emil Rothe Chapter and lives in the Chicago area.
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What's Rob reading this week?
"The Minor-League Teams That Could Lose MLB Ties"
New York Times
"A Major League Baseball proposal would drastically alter the landscape of minor league baseball, severing the major-league affiliations of 42 teams in the lower levels of the minors. Some of those teams have been part of their communities for generations, like the Chattanooga Lookouts, whose roots date to 1885; some are playing in stadiums built as recently as 2008, when the Billings Mustangs’ Dehler Park opened. MLB contends that the reorganization is necessary to make the minor leagues more efficient and to improve conditions and facilities, but many officials associated with the teams see it as an existential crisis for their organizations."
- Also reading: Ginny Searle and Craig Goldstein: "Minute Maid Malice" (Baseball Prospectus)
- Also reading: John Thorn: "The Game of the Golden West" (Our Game)
- Read more: Click here to check out Rob's full list of book recommendations on Goodreads.com
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