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(Audio) Behind the Numbers w/ Rob Iracane

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Behind the Numbers
Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
Guest: Rob Iracane
About the Guest:
Walkoffwalk.com co-founder, Heist leader, and Deadspin.com combudsman.
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Total Running Time: 20:31

The High Level Look

  • The Heist – What it is & why it exists (0:38 – 1:49)
  • A-Rod, Steroids, and Home Grown Talent (1:55 – 6:19)
  • The Human Condition & Commenters (6:30 – 7:50)
  • Smart defending, last season trades & why not to root for Kerry Wood (8:00-13:23)
  • Twitter, Blogs v Newspapers & discussing news (13:33 – 27:54)

A Highlight a Minute

  • (0:38 – 1:30) The Heist – what it is and why it exsists
  • (1:31 – 1:49) PNC Park and the Sellout
  • (1:55 – 2:40) A-Rod’s 600th home run
  • (2:44 – 3:48) Covering esoteric news
  • (3:51 – 5:04) Steroids users being lumped with A-Rod
  • (5:08 – 5:28) A-Rod’s celebration v Jeter’s 3000 hits celebration
  • (5:30 – 6:19) Yankees homegrown talent
  • (6:30 – 7:04) The Human Condition according to Walkoffwalk.com
  • (7:05 – 7:21) Boycotting D-Backs as a serious post
  • (7:22 – 7:50) The commenters and what else the site covers
  • (8:00 – 9:09) The year of smart defending
  • (9:10 – 10:00) Are hitters weaker?
  • (10:03 – 10:50) Too little, too late for Dodgers but not for Rockies, Padres & Giants
  • (10:51 – 11:29) Berkman as DH & why it’s impossible to root for Kerry Wood
  • (11:30 – 12:27) Is the Wild Card ruining a great division race?
  • (12:34 – 13:23) Is Manny Ramirez done?
  • (13:33 – 14:52) From UVA to Deadspin.com combudsman to Walkoffwalk.com
  • (14:57 – 16:11) The influence of Twitter & Commenters on fandom
  • (16:23 – 17:57) Deadspin’s Brett Favre post & Journalistic standards: Blog v Newspaper
  • (18:14 – 20:00) Breaking News v Discussing News & an inner Secret

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(Audio) Behind the Numbers w/ Big League Stew’s Kevin “Duk” Kaduk

By Bloomberg Sports //*

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Behind the Numbers
Hosts: Rob Shaw and Wayne Parillo
Guest: Kevin “Duk” Kaduk
About the Guest:
Yahoo.com’s Big League Stew’s Kevin “Duk” Kaduk editor/contributor talks the difference between Yahoo and ESPN, lots of Cubs, and how not to overpay for Cubs tickets.
Enjoy the podcast and make sure to follow him on twitter

Total Running Time: 28:28

The High Level Look

  • The rise of Yahoo sports new & how it is different from ESPN (1:00 – 5:23)
  • Cubs Signings & Derrek Lee (6:45 – 9:20)
  • The Prospects & Cubs Future (11:35 – 14:10)
  • The Hawk and other Hall of Famers (18:00 – 23:00)
  • Why this season is so great (23:01 – 27:54)

20 Great Duk Moments in this Podcast

  • (1:44 – 2:23) From Chicago and KC Star to Yahoo
  • (2:30 – 4:13) The Yahoo powerhouse and news
  • (4:14 – 5:23) Being honest and how biasness is okay in the blog world
  • (5:36 – 6:21) Writing Wrigleyworld in 2005
  • (6:45 – 7:40) Marlon Byrd & the last three years of signings
  • (7:41 – 8:10) Ted Lilly
  • (8:12 – 9:20) Reacting to Derrek Lee and his refusal to leave
  • (9:34 – 9:50) Fred McGriff’s refusal to play
  • (9:51 – 10:22) Fans in the stands (or lack thereof) & cheap tickets
  • (10:23 – 11:28) How NOT to overpay for Cubs tckets
  • (11:35 – 12:52) Discussing Castro, Soto, and Colvin & the prospects
  • (12:53 – 14:10) How will Ricketts build the team?
  • (14:11 – 15:00) Why waiting is okay, but no plan is frustrating
  • (15:18 – 17:50) Pitch counts, Strasburg and the continuing debate
  • (18:00 – 19:45) His favorite Hawk Dawson memory involving a mailman
  • (19:51 – 23:00) 1980s and Hof Players – Straight Numbers v Opinion
  • (23:01 – 24:36) The Trade deadline and what to Look For
  • (24:37 – 26:21) The Biggest Blunder the baseball world made this year
  • (26:22 – 26:54) Padres v Giants – a new rivalry
  • (27:28 – 27:54) Final words from Duk
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    (Audio) BTN with Rany Jazayerli

    By Bloomberg Sports //*

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    Behind the Numbers
    Hosts: Rob Shaw and Wayne Parillo
    Guest: Rany Jazarerli
    About the Guest:
    He may be the world’s most famous dermatologist, though you probably know him better as the co-founder of Baseball Prospectus, from his website Ranyontheroyals.com or his weekly radio show. Either way enjoy the podcast and make sure to follow him on twitter

    Total Running Time: 31:08

    The High Level Look at What’s Inside

    • The KC Saber-mafia & Why Everyone Came out of KC (:48 – 3:40)
    • The State of a Royals Fan’s Mind (4:11 – 15:11)
    • The Path from Royals Fan to Baseball Prospectus (15:11 – 21:19)
    • Pitcher Abuse & Are Teams Too Cautious (21:20 – 28:09)
    • The Four or Five Man Rotation (28:10 – 29:57)

    Eleven Lower Level Highlights

    • (0:48 – 1:38) The KC Saber-mafia
    • (3:00 – 3:50) Boston Globe influence and now Bill Simmons
    • (4:44 – 6:35) Low expectations of Royals Fans & why they glom onto hope
    • (7:01 – 10:42) Why peole are saying good things about the farm system
    • (10:54 – 14:10) Alex Gordon & Billy Butler
    • (15:23 – 16:40) Being ownerless & life with David Glass
    • (17:21 – 19:20) Right place, right time, and Baseball Prospectus
    • (20:00 – 21:19) Why to work for or be a Baseball Prospectus Intern
    • (21:20 – 23:10) Are teams now too cautious with pitchers?
    • (24:00 – 27:53) Nolan Ryan and why NOT to limit innings
    • (28:10 – 29:57) How a brave team needs to step forward and change to a four man rotation

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    (Audio) BTN with Amanda Rykoff of OCDChick.com

    By Bloomberg Sports //*

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    Behind the Numbers
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Amanda Rykoff of OCDCHICK.COM and follow her on twitter

    Total Running Time: 23:08

    The High Level Look at What’s Inside

    • Becoming a Yankee fan and bing part of the community (0:00 – 4:32)
    • Twitter, Social Media, Community, and the nickname “Queen of Twitter” (4:40 – 8:44)
    • Being a woman at the Sloan conference and being involved with sports (8:44 – 11:42)
    • Fantasy baseball, The Longorious Basterds, and how Twitter helped build her team (11:46 – 16:10)
    • Being at the first game at Yankee Stadium after the recent deaths and reflections on George (16:17 – 22:20)

    A Baker’s Dozen of a Lower Level Look

    • (1:18 – 2:21) How a SoCal woman fell for the Yankees
    • (2:45 – 3:00) Telling her father about her new baseball team love
    • (3:21 – 3:51) Baseball roadtrip with a friend from twitter
    • (3:57 – 4:32) Rooting for the underdog…unless it’s the Yankees
    • (4:40 – 5:30) Queen of Twitter and how she got involved
    • (7:27 – 8:12) Twitter as an online sports bar and a Twitter ah-hah moment
    • (9:10 – 9:44) Holding your own when your information is good
    • (9:45 – 10:50) Being at the Sloan Conference and how it resembled a sports event
    • (12:40 – 14:40) The Longorious Basterds
    • (16:42 – 17:22) Honoring the deaths at Yankee stadium
    • (17:29 – 18:05) Whether to mourn or cheer, and questions about the almost silent PA booth
    • (18:37 – 19:03) The weird Sunday return to business as usual
    • (21:22 – 22:17) Will any other owner’s death be this big?

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    (Audio) BTN with ESPN.COM’s Nate Ravitz

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    Behind the Numbers
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Nate Ravitz of ESPN.COM

    Total Running Time: 32:23

    High Level Look

    • Nate’s life before and being Deputy Editor for ESPN (0:00 – 4:35)
    • The business reason for no fantasy pro wrestling (4:36 – 7:15)
    • A postion-by-position breakout players for the second half (7:16 – 32:32)

    Some other highlights

    • Matt Wieters and development problems for the Orioles players? (8:02 – 10:20)
    • Prince Fielder and all about the Brewers (10:23 – 12:00)

    The position-by-position breakdown and highlights

    • Catchers (7:30 – 10:00) Matt Wieters & other stars
    • First base (10:20 – 12:00) Is Fielder on the move?
    • Second Base (12:13 – 15:22) What to do with Brian Roberts
    • Short Stop (15:30 – 17:14) Beyond Hanley and is Elvis Andrus a top 5 shortstop?
    • Third Base (17:15 – 20:08) Is Kung Fu Panda done and what to do with Chipper Jones
    • Outfielders (20:09 – 23:46) Why buy Alex Rios? Plus Torii Hunter, and Delmon Young, and Corey Patterson
    • Closers (23:51 – 27:30) The lack of closer turnover and all about Capps, Bell, and Dotel
    • Starters (27:34 – 31:25) Why Jiminez might not be a top five pitcher the rest of the season, and selling high on young pitchers and why you shouldn’t be concerned about the Reds.

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    (Audio) BTN with guest Jonah Keri

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    Behind the Numbers
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Jonah Keri, who can be found at JonahKeri.com and follow him on twitter

    Total Running Time: 19:10

    Topics

    • Why Jonah is Wayne’s favorite Canadian
    • Pitchers to keep an eye on in the second half
    • Why league batting average is down
    • Whether Boston fans should worry

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    (Audio) BTN with Rob Neyer (part 2 of 2)

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    This is part 2 of a 2 part interview
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Rob Neyer of ESPN and Rob Neyer Baseball

    Total Running Time: 20:04

    Topics

    • Hall of Candidates including Keith Hernandez, Andy Pettitte, and Jamie Moyer
    • The lack of backlash agains greenies
    • The Pesky-Stuart debate

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    (Audio) BTN with guest Rob Neyer (part 1 of 2)

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    This is part 1 of a 2 part interview
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Rob Neyer of ESPN and Rob Neyer Baseball

    Total Running Time: 16:03

    Topics

    • Growing up a Royals fan in the 70s
    • The Holy Grail of stats
    • When the competitive balance changed

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    (Audio) BTN with guest Chris Liss of Rotowire

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    Hosts: Rob Shaw and Wayne Parillo
    Guest: Chris Liss of Rotowire.com
    Topics

    • Why he does doesn’t like projections
    • Winning Tout Wars
    • A message to scared fantasy owners

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    (Audio) BTN with Tommy Bennett of Baseball Prospectus

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    Behind the Numbers
    Hosts: Wayne Parillo and Rob Shaw
    Guest: Tommy Bennett of Baseballprospectus.com

    Total Running Time: 14:38

    High Level Look

    • What exactly Baseball Prospectus is trying to accomplish these days
    • A bit about the Phillies
    • Baseball cards. Yes, baseball cards.

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