SABRcast with Rob Neyer: Jon “Boog” Sciambi (Episode #6)

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.

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Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for, SB Nation, and 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.


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Episode #6: May 6, 2019

Our guest this week is ESPN announcer Jon “Boog” Sciambi on how the analytics revolution in baseball is changing the role of play-by-play announcers. Sciambi is the play-by-play voice for MLB on ESPN Radio since 2010. He also contributes to ESPN Radio’s World Series coverage as an on-site studio host and calls college basketball games for the network.

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What’s Rob reading this week?

“Dallas Keuchel And Craig Kimbrel Are Haunting The Baseball Season”
By David J. Roth, Deadspin
Fans of the New York Mets and other teams know that two of the last offseason’s better free agents are still out there for any and every team to sign. In a way that is new and strange and not especially pleasant, the arrival of actual baseball games somehow did not succeed in bringing the offseason to an end. The first few weeks of the 2019 season have instead been haunted by Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel in a way that has become difficult to ignore.

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