62 episodes

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.

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    • 4.8, 49 Ratings

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 62: Gabe Kapler: Speaking Out for Change

    Episode 62: Gabe Kapler: Speaking Out for Change

    On this week's episode Rob spoke with San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Rob and Gabe take a critical look at how everyone, including sports figures can strive to participate meaningfully in the conversation about social change. Then, as SABR CEO Scott Bush returns to the show, Rob and Scott update the "Stay at Home With SABR" initiative and compare notes on hair cuts, or the lack thereof.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 61: 50th anniversary of "Ball Four"

    Episode 61: 50th anniversary of "Ball Four"

    This week's episode featured a discussion of Jim Bouton's Ball Four. In recognition of the book's 50th anniversary, Rob chats with authors Mitchell Nathanson and Mark Armour about the drama in the book and surrounding its initial publication. Nathanson is the other of Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original. Armour is the president of SABR' Board of Directors and founder of SABR's Baseball Biography Project.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 60: Doug Glanville + The Mindset of a Pro Ballplayer

    Episode 60: Doug Glanville + The Mindset of a Pro Ballplayer

    This week's guest is former big-leaguer Doug Glanville. The pair discuss Doug's path to the becoming a big-leaguer, his love of Strat-O-Matic, and insight into how players may view the labor issues involved in bringing the game back in 2020.

    Live episodes of SABRcast will return next Monday night on Facebook. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 59: Josh Lewin + A Modern Throwback

    Episode 59: Josh Lewin + A Modern Throwback

    This week's guest is big league broadcaster Josh Lewin and his weekly baseball podcast called The Throwback League where he simulates broadcasts between World Series teams from the last four decades. The pair discuss that project and Josh's extensive broadcast experience that includes working with six major league teams. Live episodes of SABRcast will return next Monday on Facebook. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 58: Fred Claire + Three Decades of Bleeding Blue

    Episode 58: Fred Claire + Three Decades of Bleeding Blue

    This week's guest is Fred Claire, former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager for three decades and best-selling author. The pair discuss stories from Fred's time in the game including seizing on the idea of Dodger Blue, presiding over both Fernando-Mania and Nomo-Mania, and enduring messages from Jackie Robinson.

    Live episodes of SABRcast will return next Monday night on Facebook. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

    • 58 min
    Episode 57: Jason Benetti + Weaving Stories into Stats

    Episode 57: Jason Benetti + Weaving Stories into Stats

    This week's guest is Jason Benetti, television broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox and ESPN. The pair discuss Jason's path to the big leagues, the many personalities he's shared the booth with and his approach to the way he incorporates advanced stats into the broadcast.

    Live episodes of SABRcast will return next Monday night on Facebook. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

steve ih philadephia ,

Best baseball podcast out there!

This is the first podcast review I have ever written but I couldn’t resist. I have listened to all 57 episodes, and counting, and Rob Neyer is just a joy to listen to. He’s obviously knowledgeable about baseball, and he does a great job interviewing his fascinating guests. He is a likable, regular guy and his personality shows through every episode. Rob obviously prepares well for every guest, and it shows; the hour flies by every week. Fortunately, he has yet to take a week off since the podcast began at the start of the 2019 season. SABR, please keep Rob on this podcast forever!

Yadi's Gold Gloves ,

Awesome Podcast

This is one of the best pods out there!!!! Rob is awesome and the guests are always outstanding!!!!

Selanne55533388761 ,

Smart, raw, good as a weekly pod

There are so many baseball podcasts out there, it’s hard for a (relatively) newer one to penetrate the upper echelon. This one does it its own way.

Neyer’s background in baseball is special, maybe unique, and he’s come across some interesting people along the way. Many are primary sources who have enjoyed front-row seats to baseball history. It’s the esoteric parts of history, though; if you want to hear from the co-creator of Big League Chew or an expert on any niche baseball topic (uniform aesthetics? the history of baseball in Oregon?), this is your jam. Casual fans won’t become hardcore fans by listening to this podcast, but hardcore fans will find it a fine advertisement for joining SABR. This is a really smart podcast but you have to be a baseball dork to appreciate it.

Neyer reminds me of a college professor, full of information but unpolished in his presentation. His banter can be stilted. A little more editing wouldn’t hurt. I can spend one day a week with this pod and still look forward to it just fine.

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