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10-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 300: Brian Kenny on Sabermetrics, Broadcasting, and Confrontation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 169: The Retirement of Tim McCarver/Is Clubhouse Chemistry Less Important Than it Used to Be?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Many Days in the Life of a Minor League Baseball Broadcaster
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Mike Curto

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 123: How Far Away Are the Astros?/The MLBPA is Mad at the Marlins/Is A-Rod's Surgery Suspicious?/The Future of Baseball on the Radio
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Future of Baseball Broadcasting
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Dave Raymond

09-05

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Baseball Therapy: Is There Really Racism in the Broadcast Booth?
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Russell A. Carleton

08-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 30: Is There Racial Bias in Baseball Broadcasting?/What to Make of Brian McCann
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-08

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BP Unfiltered: What Camera Guys Really Watch Between Innings
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Ben Lindbergh

11-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part I
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David Laurila

09-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick Rizzs
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David Laurila

06-01

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Minor Issues: Broadcaster Confrontations, with Steve Hyder
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David Laurila

05-05

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Minor Issues: Broadcasting the Minors, with Andy Freed; part 2
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David Laurila

05-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Eric Nadel
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David Laurila

05-01

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Minor Issues: Broadcasting the Minors, with Andy Freed
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David Laurila

10-10

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The Ledger Domain: The Ratings Game
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Maury Brown

02-08

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Caribbean Series
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Derek Jacques

12-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Josh Lewin
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Jonah Keri

05-16

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6-4-3: Always Hangin' 'Round
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Gary Huckabay

04-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Wolfson
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Steven Rubio

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Ben and Sam talk to Brian Kenny about the reaction to his campaign to kill the win and why sabermetrics needs a confrontational face.

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Ben and Sam talk about Tim McCarver's impending retirement and share their thoughts on broadcasting, then discuss whether changes in players' routines have reduced the importance of clubhouse chemistry.



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What baseball life is like at the second-highest level, as told by the radio voice of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Mike Curto is about to begin his 15th season as the broadcaster for the Tacoma Rainiers of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He has called 11 Major League Baseball games—the best 11 days of his life. You can read his writing at Booth, Justice and the American Pastime and follow him on Twitter @CurtoWorld.
 


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Ben and Sam discuss an assortment of topics, including the Astros' outlook for 2013 and beyond, Alex Rodriguez's long-awaited surgery, the Marlins and the MLBPA, and whether baseball broadcasts on the radio will survive.



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Will video (and the internet) kill baseball's radio star, or will technology simply bring fans closer to the booth?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dave Raymond has been broadcasting professional baseball since 1995, including the last seven years with the Houston Astros. He started a blog, Everybody Reads Raymond, last season. He also likes elderberry jelly on his grilled cheese sandwiches.  Catch up with him @daveraymond4.
 


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Russell puts the conclusions of last week's attention-getting article in The Atlantic to the test.

Last week, in Atlantic magazine, two researchers published the results of a study with a very unsettling conclusion: there is subtle racism at work in the broadcast booth in Major League Baseball. The idea that Caucasian players are more often praised for being "gritty" and "scrappy," while African-American, Hispanic, and Asian players aren't similarly lauded, isn’t a new one. For the first time, someone decided to put the hypothesis to an empirical test.

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Ben and Sam question the conclusions of an article in The Atlantic about racial bias in baseball broadcasting, then talk about whether Brian McCann's best is behind him and whether his down year is the result of bad hitting hitting or bad luck.

Ben and Sam question the conclusions of an article in ​The Atlantic ​about racial bias in baseball broadcasting, then talk about whether Brian McCann's best is behind him and whether his down year is the result of bad hitting hitting or bad luck.

Effectively Wild Episode 30: "Is There Racial Bias in Baseball Broadcasting?/What to Make of Brian McCann"

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A bored camera man watches women's wrestling while David Price warms up.

We know from past experience that camera men spend a lot of their down time during games scanning the stands for attractive female fans. To be fair, this isn’t necessarily any different from what every other guy at the ballpark is doing. It's just that camera guys are the only ones whose wandering eyes preserve everything they see in a format that's saved, stored, and sometimes shared with the entire internet. Think about how terrible life would be if someone were recording everything you looked at. It’s tough to be a camera guy.

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The voice of the Blue Jays discusses getting into broadcasting and baseball in Toronto.

If you’re a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth needs no introduction. The 64-year-old has been the radio voice of the Blue Jays for three decades—24 of those years paired with the late Tom Cheek—and few broadcasters in the game are more popular, or as respected. A graduate of the University of Santa Clara, Howarth grew up in San Francisco and is now a Canadian citizen and a resident of Toronto.

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The Mariners' radio duo discuss their time in baseball, breaking into the business, and their most memorable moments.

Dave Niehaus and Rick Rizzs are more than just the radio voices of the Seattle Mariners, they are baseball icons in the Pacific Northwest. Niehaus, who received the Ford C. Frick award in 2008, has been in the booth since the franchise’s inaugural season, in 1977. Rizzs’ tenure is nearly as long, as he has been Niehaus’ broadcast partner since 1983, save for three tumultuous seasons spent with the Detroit Tigers. Niehaus and Rizzs talked about their storied careers, the art of broadcasting, and Mariners baseball during an August visit to Fenway Park.


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A Triple-A broadcaster on dealing with irate players and fans.

The life of a minor-league broadcaster isn’t exactly wrought with peril, but it’s not always a garden party, either. Steve Hyder, the radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox -- and a former record holder in the shot put at the University of Massachusetts -- knows that all too well, having dealt with disgruntled fans and players alike. A three-time winner of the Rhode Island Sportscaster of the Year award, Hyder was the voice of the Syracuse Chiefs prior to joining the PawSox in 2004.

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The Rays broadcaster on striving for The Show

In part 2 of my conversation with Andy Freed, the radio-play-by-play voice of the Rays talks about the quest to reach the big leaguesnot just his own but that of the players he covered in 11 seasons as a minor-league-broadcaster.

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