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05-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 441: Dirk Hayhurst on the Profits and Perils of Player-Media Relations
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 200: Will Leitch on Media, Fans, and Media and Fans
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: From the Winter Meetings: An interview with Dodgers President Stan Kasten
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Maury Brown

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 36: How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

07-09

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Bizball: How Much Could MLB’s Next National Television Contracts Be Worth?
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Maury Brown

06-28

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Inside The Park: Why Can't We Just Leave Rizzo Alone?
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Bradford Doolittle

05-02

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Sobsequy: The Media Meets the Press
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Adam Sobsey

04-02

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Bizball: Inside MLB’s Social Media Policy for Players
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Maury Brown

09-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Ken Burns
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David Laurila

09-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Frank Herrmann
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David Laurila

07-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Jeff Ma
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Will Carroll

04-27

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BP Unfiltered: Matusz on the Media
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David Laurila

04-13

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An Agent's Take: Media Relations
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Joshua Kusnick

03-14

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

02-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Jauss
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David Laurila

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
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Joe Sheehan

12-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Billy Wagner
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David Laurila

09-21

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Prospectus Today: Bradleygate?
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Joe Sheehan

02-19

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Riding High
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Shawn Hoffman

02-05

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Opening Up MLB.com
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Shawn Hoffman

01-25

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Prospectus Q&A: John Walsh
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David Laurila

11-23

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Prospectus Q&A: John Blake
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David Laurila

09-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Ozzie Guillen
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David Laurila

06-18

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The Next Ten
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Will Carroll

02-24

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Prospectus Today: Sign Barry Bonds
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Joe Sheehan

09-23

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Prospectus Today: End of an Era
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Joe Sheehan

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

09-11

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The Ledger Domain: Place Shifting and the MLBAM
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Maury Brown

07-22

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Prospectus Today: On Not Being Indicted
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Joe Sheehan

07-10

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The Ledger Domain: MLB's Landscape Leading Up to the CBA, Part II
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Maury Brown

02-23

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Prospectus Today: Bonds
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Joe Sheehan

12-12

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The Numbers (Part Two)
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Doug Pappas

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Ben and Sam talk to Dirk Hayhurst about the sticky subject of player-media relations from the perspective of a person who's been on both sides of the mic.

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Ben and Sam talk to Sports on Earth Senior Writer Will Leitch about the evolution of baseball coverage and the fan's relationship with sports media.



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The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

Few recent club sales have altered the landscape in Major League Baseball as quickly as that of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether it was the unprecedented purchase price of $2.15 billion, the flurry of trades that including taking on over $163 million in contract dollars as part of the blockbuster trade with the Red Sox that included Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, or the media rights deal that the club is on the cusp of completing that is reported to be between $6-$7 billion, the Dodgers have become a juggernaut. The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

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It's an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.

It's an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.

Episode 36: "How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things"

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A look at the changing landscape of media rights deals in sports and how MLB will be affected.

There was a point not too long ago when the key revenue stream for Major League Baseball was the gate—ticket sales—with media rights through television coming in second. Recently, however, there has been an explosion in the amount of money coming into sports properties in the U.S. via media rights that is altering the landscape. Whether it’s collegiate sports conferences or the “big four” sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL), the dollar amounts for national and local broadcast rights have increased. The reason? With the advent of the DVR and movies on-demand, regular programming can be watched whenever viewers like. With content being recorded, fast-forwarding past commercials has become commonplace. Live sports programming is the exception. Since fans want to see action when it happens, advertisers are placing more focus around sports than ever before.

The increases in media rights fees have happened already at the local and regional level in baseball, as exhibited by the Rangers, Angels, and Astros (and soon to be Dodgers and Padres). In the coming months, MLB itself will be cashing in, too, when the national television broadcast rights come up for renewal. Currently, the deals with FOX, TBS, and ESPN all expire at the end of 2013. According to sources, informal conversations have already begun on renewing the national television deals.

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If Anthony Rizzo fails to fulfill expectations, an excess of media attention will be partly to blame.

As one who ordinarily dislikes slack moments, I tend to plan things down to the second. It's a practice that often leaves little margin for error and sometimes results in small mishaps. Because as much as you try, you can't fully allow for externalities. One of those is the Chicago Transit Authority, not a sturdy peg on which to hang a daily calendar. The online tracker for the trains is very accurate, but you want to leave a buffer, because the CTA has its externalities as well.

The day of Anthony Rizzo's Cubs debut, I did not leave enough of a buffer. I know that it takes me about six minutes at a steady pace to walk to the Argyle Station, and the tracker told me I had eight minutes. Nevertheless, there it was pulling into the station just as I approached the entrance. I sprinted up the stairs only to find the doors sliding shut and an unforgiving train operator at the helm.

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May 2, 2012 3:03 am

Sobsequy: The Media Meets the Press

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Adam Sobsey

Reviewing Frank Deford's new book, "Over Time," and reflecting on how the advent of the internet has improved the quality of sportswriting.

My favorite second baseman
had gone 0 for 5—there it was,
in black and white. How many of us
could bear a daily record
of exactly what we'd done?

—Stephen Dunn, "Emperors"





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April 2, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: Inside MLB’s Social Media Policy for Players

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Maury Brown

A look at MLB's new policy for how clubs and players can interact with fans in social media

If you haven’t gotten on the social media train, it’s left the station and then some. Facebook, Twitter, and other outlets for social media have become key communication platforms not only for fans, but for players, clubs, and leagues alike.

With that, you get a “good thing/bad thing” proposition. The good thing: players can now reach fans directly. The bad thing, well… players can now reach fans directly.

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The creative mind of the "The Tenth Inning" discusses baseball history and his upcoming PBS documentary that adds to his landmark "Baseball" series.

“The Tenth Inning,” a two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, airs on Tuesday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 29 on PBS. Burns’ new film is a sequel to his nine-part epic series, “Baseball,” which aired during the players’ strike in 1994.


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September 21, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Frank Herrmann

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David Laurila

The Indians' rookie reliever discusses the media, Harvard, and staying true to yourself.

When the Indians signed Frank Herrmann as a non-drafted free agent in 2005, they may or may not have been smart enough to know that the Ivy League product would one day be throwing valuable innings out of their bullpen. The 26-year-old right-hander made his big-league debut in early June and since that time has gone 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 42 innings over 37 appearances. Prior to his call-up, he posted a microscopic 0.31 ERA in 19 games for Triple-A Columbus.

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One of the subjects of the movie 21 discusses his upcoming book, The House Advantage, and incorporating statistics into life.

Jeff Ma is one of the few people who had a movie made about part of his life, and yet remains much more interesting than the character that Hollywood invented. He was one of the "MIT Blackjack Team" portrayed in the movie 21 and in Ben Mezrich's book Bringing Down The House. He started ProTrade and Citizen Sports, which was sold to Yahoo last year. Now, he's brought all of his background and love for sports into a new book, The House Advantage.

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Brian Matusz discusses his relationship with the media.

Brian Matusz is media savvy. The well-spoken Orioles lefthander has plenty of experience with the fourth estate, having garnered more than his fair share of attention as a first-round pick and one of the game’s top pitching prospects. Matusz, who has logged the only two wins by a Baltimore starter so far this season, talked about his relationship with the media on Sunday, at Fenway Park.

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