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 #76: September 7, 2020

Howard Bryant, 2019 (HOWARD BRYANT)This week’s guest is Howard Bryant, Senior Writer for ESPN.com and award-winning author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field; The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism; and other books on sports. His first book, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston, won the 2002 CASEY Award and was a SABR Seymour Medal finalist. He has also written The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron. He joined ESPN in 2007 after 15 years as a writer and columnist at the Washington Post, Boston Herald, and other newspapers. He is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and was the guest editor of The Best American Sports Writing in 2017.

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“Why MLB’s minor leagues as you know them will end Sept. 30”
ESPN.com

“The minor league system as it has existed for decades will effectively end when the current agreement between MLB and MiLB expires Sept. 30. MiLB’s offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be shuttered, an MLB source told ESPN, and the minors will be run out of MLB’s headquarters in New York City. Minor League Baseball executives and owners have tried for 11 months to find some sort of leverage with MLB, whether through direct talks or public and congressional pressure, before realizing they really have none, according to more than a dozen major and minor league officials, team owners and others interviewed by ESPN.”

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