On this episode of On Baseball Writing, Eric interviewed Ben Lindbergh. Ben writes for The Ringer, and he is the co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has To Work.
This episode features a conversation with R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports. Topics included: What is it like to write for Sam Miller? How was the transition from Baseball Prospectus to CBS Sports? Why do you… Read more »
The On Baseball Writing podcast features conversations with writers who cover the game we know and love. This episode features a conversation with Rob Mains of Baseball Prospectus. Music by Tha Silent Partner.
After an 11-year professional career including pitching 41 games in the Major Leagues, Paul Menhart transitioned to the coaching ranks. He spent nine seasons in the Washington Nationals’ organization as a pitching coach at all… Read more »
Special guest Meg Rowley of Baseball Prospectus joins Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Seattle Mariners in 2016, their short-term outlook, and their glory days — including thoughts on Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. Also: balancing fandom and sportswriting, and the unique appeal of baseball cards.
Special guest Russell A. Carleton of Baseball Prospectus joins Ryan Sullivan to talk about team chemistry and psychology, and his supporting role in The Only Rule Is It Has to Work, then discusses sportswriting, ethics in sports medicine, and favorite podcasts.
The Boston Red Sox have been woven into the fabric of New England since the team was founded in 1901 as one of the American League’s eight charter franchises. Despite years of futility between World… Read more »
Tim Livingston joins Darius Austin and Ryan Sullivan to offer his behind-the-scenes perspective on the Sonoma Stompers and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.
Groundskeepers are like offensive linemen: we often don’t notice them until they mess up. Without regular maintenance, your lovely baseball field can go from this: to this: (Let’s not forget that we’re less than a year removed from a… Read more »
Tyler Baber and Chris Baber talk to special guest Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) about the highs and lows of the recent “X-Files” mini-series, and the show’s legacy. You can hear Ben talk… Read more »
Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) joins BttP editor Ken Maeda to talk about all things Star Wars, including his take on The Force Awakens, and growing up a fan of the series. After some talk about his sportswriting, spoilers start at about 12 minutes in.
Special guest Tim Livingston joins Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Sonoma Stompers, working with Ben & Sam, getting into the announcing business, and local independent wrestling.
On this special episode, editor Brandon Lee interviews Susan Petrone, author of the new novel, Throw Like a Woman. Look for a regular episode with Ryan Sullivan and two of our writers later this week.
This week’s special guest is Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus writer and frequent Effectively Wild guest. He joins Ryan Sullivan, to offer his insights on the effects of “the grind,” the value of managers, clubhouse chemistry, drug/alcohol addiction in baseball, and advocating for women in sportswriting. This episode does not contain #GoryMath.
You’ll excuse Michael Taylor if he doesn’t come across as one of the top prospects in baseball. You see, it’s not uncommon for someone in his position to be self-centered and wear a certain arrogance… Read more »
Our new weekly podcast kicks off with Very Special Guest Ben Lindbergh, of Effectively Wild and Grantland fame! Host Ryan Sullivan chats with Ben about being a baseball writer, and everything you wanted to know about EW.
“The transition from player to coach is often a difficult one with numerous components factoring into a successful move from the playing field to the dugout and backfields. For many, the passion and drive to perform on the field are still present, but the body sometimes breaks down and an eroding skillset often betrays the player. Becoming a good coach won’t happen until one is able to put their playing days in the rearview mirror.”
“The Minnesota Twins recently added pitching prospect Alex Meyer to their 40-man roster which protects him from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Meyer was originally the 23rd overall pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2011 draft before he was dealt to the Twins organization in exchange for Denard Span. Last season the 6’9″ righty went 7-7 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.381 WHIP over 130.1 innings at Triple-A Rochester. During 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with Meyer when he was a member of the New Britain Rock Cats for an interview.”
“I realized this article would need more than my opinion on the matter, and as much as I would like to bask in my own self-perceived glory, I decided to reach out to three writers to give this subject a broader prospective instead and maybe learn a thing or two myself.”