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November 28, 2011

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Talkin' Cooperstown on Clubhouse Confidential

by Jay Jaffe

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I'll be debuting on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential on Tuesday at 5:30 PM Eastern. For the uninitiated, Clubhouse Confidential is a cutting-edge attempt to put advanced statistics in the television spotlight, using them not only to analyze the day's big news but to explore some of the perennial controversies which often pit statheads against the mainstream. The show debuted earlier this month — Derek Carty gave an early review — and from the point of its inception, those of us at Baseball Prospectus had reason to hope we'd get into the mix, particularly since host Brian Kenny regularly featured BP alums Joe Sheehan and Keith Law during his days at ESPN; Sheehan has already become a regular guest on the new show. A couple of weeks ago, their producers reached out, and I auditioned last week. Maybe the tie was the key.

I'll be discussing the top names on the Hall of Fame's Golden Era ballot for a "Cooperstown Justice" segment, guys like Ron Santo and Gil Hodges who are staples of my annual JAWS review (see here for my full writeup). The spot should run about four minutes, so I'll have to work on being concise, something that anyone who has waded through my 3,500-word pieces on the topic knows doesn't come naturally to me.

In any event, this isn't the first time I've done a spot on TV, but it's one that fills me with pride, as I am delighted to represent BP in this new venue. As I said last year when I gained entry into the BBWAA, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants in reaching this plateau, and I'm hopeful that my fellow Prospectapotamuses can follow in my wake.

p.s. Follow Clubhouse Confidential online at @CHConfidential for the daily rundown of guests and topics. You can also ask Brian a question that might be answered in the "Touching Base" segment at the end of each show.

Jay Jaffe is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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BP staff member Jason Parks
BP staff

This is awesome.

Nov 28, 2011 17:56 PM
 
BurrRutledge

I agree.

Nov 28, 2011 19:13 PM
rating: 5
 
k3o3r9n0

I used to own the same tie! Glad it brought you luck!

Nov 29, 2011 01:41 AM
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rreading

Setting up the DVR

Nov 29, 2011 07:06 AM
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PepeShady

Prospectapotami?

Nov 29, 2011 07:22 AM
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dianagram

Prospectapompatus of glove ...

Nov 29, 2011 07:56 AM
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Scott Gilroy

The show has been enjoyable so far, and can see it gradually getting better as they slowly raise the depth. It certainly not made only for hard core sabers but it will def raise the baseball IQ of the Avg fan and at least double for those who watch Intentional Talk. Last nights show I found Esp interesting.

Nov 29, 2011 09:21 AM
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hessshaun

It's always the porn stache. You are overvaluing the tie.

Nov 29, 2011 10:51 AM
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monkey

Stache looks fantastic, right up there with Jason's implied mustache

Nov 29, 2011 16:54 PM
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ScottyB

Great job, Jay.

My wife's comment- "handsome guy, but he needs to lose the stache"

Nov 30, 2011 14:02 PM
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BP staff member Jay Jaffe
BP staff

Thanks, everybody for the kind words. If you missed the segment, you can see it on my Facebook or Google+ pages

G+ http://bit.ly/tLDHoR
FB http://tinyurl.com/bqv2esw

Nov 30, 2011 14:55 PM
 
batts40

Just watched on DVR; good work, Jay.

Nov 30, 2011 17:42 PM
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