Date Edit

August 28, 2012

Summary Edit

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.

Topics Edit

  • Broadcasting
  • Racial bias
  • Intangibles
  • Have we seen the best of Brian McCann?

Intro Edit

Garage door sound clip

Banter Edit

Sam introduces Ben as, "yawning into a $100 microphone.

Notes Edit

  • Top 10 most used terms according to Felder & Amitin article are: hustle, talented, aggressive, patient, good effort, athlete, hard working, athletic, clutch, professional
  • Both Ben and Sam think that the authors acted in good faith, but express concerns about the methodology and conclusions drawn from the data.

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