SABRcast with Rob Neyer
SABRcast with Rob Neyer
SABR
SABRcast with Rob Neyer is your weekly source for insights and analysis of what's happening in modern baseball on and off the field. Every Monday, longtime baseball writer Rob Neyer and the team at the Society for American Baseball Research bring you compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
Episode 250: John Thorn: Being Baseball's Historian
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by prolific author and MLB's official historian, John Thorn.The pair discuss John's involvement with Ken Burns' Baseball, his role as MLB historian, and how his own fandom has evolved. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.  
Jan 22
57 min
Episode 249: A Baseball Adjacent Boondoggle
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by Mark Armour and Jeff Bower. The trio of friends discuss their "Boondoggle" adventures tied to trips to the annual SABR convention. From introducing Rob to new food, to a basement tour of the Hall of Fame, to stumbling on a celebration of Cy Young, the stories abound between these three. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Jan 15
1 hr 9 min
Episode 248: Author Roundtable: Discussing the Process
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by a trio of authors, Don Zminda, Steve Steinberg and Mitchell Nathanson. Rob uses the roundtable format to pick the brains of these prolific writers about the soup to nuts process of writing a book. Everything from picking a topic, to when to call it a day on research and how to get the book to an audience. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Jan 8
1 hr 5 min
Episode 247: Andy Andres: Baseball in the Classroom
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by data science professor Andy Andres.The pair discuss the development and teaching of the first college course in Baseball Analysis and Sabermetrics, along with other aspects of Andy's baseball life and experiences. Rob wraps the show by discussing his winner of the weekend and what he's been reading. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Jan 2
1 hr 1 min
Episode 246: Melissa Ludtke: Battling for Access
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by baseball journalist Melissa Ludtke. The pair discuss Melissa's start in the business, early successes covering baseball on a national stage, and how she ended up at the center of a battle to provide all reporters access to baseball club houses around the league. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Dec 27, 2023
1 hr 18 min
Episode 245: Dayn Perry: Covering the Good, the Great, and Everything in Between
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by author Dayn Perry. Rob and Dayne discuss some of their shared professional history, how Dayne got into, and stayed in, the business of writing about the game with an analytical bent, and more. The pair also discuss Shohei Ohtani's contract and Dayne's biography of Reggie Jackson. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Dec 18, 2023
54 min
Episode 244: Craig Brown: Pulling at Threads
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by prolific researcher Craig Brown. As the driving force between the website "Threads of Our Game," Craig has developed an intricate system of tracing the true styles and colors of baseball uniforms from the 19th century and early 20th century. Rob and Craig discuss his process, some of his most exciting finds and ways anyone can help in the research process. Rob wraps the show by discussing his winner of the weekend and what he's been reading. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.  
Dec 11, 2023
58 min
Episode 243: Noah Gittell: Deep Cut Baseball Movies
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by author Noah Gittell. Rob and Noah discuss some baseball movies that may be off the beaten path. The pair also take cues from Noah's soon to be released book, "Baseball: The Movie." Rob wraps the show by discussing his winner of the weekend and what he's been reading. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Dec 6, 2023
1 hr 1 min
Episode 242: Jon Weisman: Bleeding Dodger Blue
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by author Jon Weisman. Rob and Jon discuss his novel "The Catch" along with his Dodger-centric works, "Brothers in Arms" and "100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before they Die." Jon also now works for the Dodgers, which has put him in direct contact with some of his all-time baseball heroes. Rob wraps the show by discussing his winner of the weekend and what he's been reading. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Nov 26, 2023
55 min
Episode 241: Roundtable Discussion: Defining a Major League
On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the various upstart leagues in the first half of baseball's history and how they should, or should not, be characterized. Joining Rob on the show is Warren Corbett who has written extensively about the Continental and Global Baseball Leagues, Dan Levitt author of a book on the Federal League and Justin McKinney, author of a book on the Union Association. Rob wraps the show by discussing his winner of the weekend and what he's been reading. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.
Nov 20, 2023
55 min
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