SABRcast with Rob Neyer

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. SABRcast features 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.

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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 the 2019 CASEY Award.

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Episode #103: March 22, 2021

SABRcast #103: Tony Adams and Bradford William DavisThis week’s guests are Tony Adams and Bradford William Davis, two of the three winners (along with Shakeia Taylor) of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. Adams was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Analysis Award for his research and analysis at SignStealingScandal.com. Adams is a Houston-based graphic designer and web developer who spent more than 60 hours writing an application to analyze video and audio footage of the 2017 Houston Astros’ sign-stealing operation. Davis was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Commentary Award for his article “Baseball Let Unity Stand in the Way of Protest” at the New York Daily News. Davis has been a sports columnist at the Daily News since 2019. He also co-hosts the “Five and Dive” podcast at Baseball Prospectus.

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Phil Hecken: Why do fans think bad uniforms are good?

Why Do Fans Think Bad Unis Are Good?
By Phil Hecken, Uni Watch

One thing that has always piqued my interest is how fans can “like” a certain uniform — one we might otherwise consider bad, or of poor design — based on how well a team does while wearing it. There are numerous examples (I’ll provide four below) of what I consider to be less-than-good to poor uniforms but are nevertheless beloved (and considered “good”) by fanbases due to the success (usually a title) of the team. Conversely some really beautiful uniforms have been otherwise dismissed by fans — two of which I elaborate on below — due to a team’s lack of success in them.

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