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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Stumbling Around the Bases, by Andy McCueEpisode #156: April 4, 2022

This week’s guest is Andy McCue, author of Stumbling around the Bases: The American League’s Mismanagement in the Expansion Eras. His 2014 book, Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion, won the SABR Seymour Medal. He has been a SABR member since 1982 and has been the longtime chair of the Baseball Index Committee. He was the recipient of the Bob Davids Award in 2007. He served on SABR’s Board of Directors for nine years, including one term as president from 2009 to 2011. He is also the author of the award-winning Baseball by the Books: The Complete History and Bibliography of Baseball Fiction.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir, by Bob OdenkirkComedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir
By Bob Odenkirk

“Bob embraced a life in comedy after a chance meeting with Second City’s legendary Del Close. He somehow made his way to a job as a writer at Saturday Night Live. While surviving that legendary gauntlet by the skin of his gnashing teeth, he stashed away the secrets of comedy writing—eventually employing them in the immortal “Motivational Speaker” sketch for Chris Farley, honing them on The Ben Stiller Show, and perfecting them on Mr. Show with Bob and David. In Hollywood, Bob demonstrated a bullheadedness that would shame Sisyphus himself, and when all hope was lost for the umpteenth time, the phone rang with an offer to appear on Breaking Bad—a show about how boring it is to be a high school chemistry teacher. His embrace of this strange new world of dramatic acting led him to working with Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne, and Greta Gerwig, and then, in a twist that will confound you, he re-re-invented himself as a bona fide action star. Why? Read this and do your own psychoanalysis—it’s fun! Featuring humorous tangents, never-before-seen photos, wild characters, and Bob’s trademark unflinching drive, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama is a classic showbiz tale told by a determined idiot.”

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