S3, Ep. 4: Mirin Fader, Writer-at-Large for Bleacher Report and B/R Mag

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The awesome Mirin Fader of Bleacher Report is my guest today on the Because of Sports Podcast! Continue reading “S3, Ep. 4: Mirin Fader, Writer-at-Large for Bleacher Report and B/R Mag”

S3, EP. 1: Jessica Kleinschmidt, MLB.com and Cut4

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The Because of Sports Podcast is back! Jessica Kleinschmidt of MLB.com and affiliate site, Cut4, joins host Adam Cubbage to discuss the 2018 Major League Baseball season, her role with MLB.com and Cut4, staying true to yourself, and Joey Votto’s chances of winning a medal in Olympic Curling. Continue reading “S3, EP. 1: Jessica Kleinschmidt, MLB.com and Cut4”

S2, Ep. 17: Taylor Rooks, Sportsnet New York Anchor/Host of Timeout With Taylor Rooks

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One of my favorite things about Taylor Rooks (besides the obvious talent for what she does) was the sheer joy and enthusiasm she brings to it. She also has the courage in the media to speak out on things that matter. And that is something I always appreciate. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 17: Taylor Rooks, Sportsnet New York Anchor/Host of Timeout With Taylor Rooks”

S2, Ep. 16: David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

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I met David Meltzer in the Summer of 2012 while interning at his and Warren Moon’s company, Sports 1 Marketing. He gave me my first introduction into the sports industry and I learned a tremendous amount. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 16: David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing”

S2, Ep. 10: Alexandra Noboa, St. Louis Cardinals, International Communications Specialist

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I first met Alexandra Noboa in 2014 at Major League Baseball’s Diversity Summit in New York City. Besides being one of the nicest humans you could ever meet, you could tell she had a passion for the game of baseball, journalism, and reaching MLB’s  Latino audience on a larger scale.  Continue reading “S2, Ep. 10: Alexandra Noboa, St. Louis Cardinals, International Communications Specialist”

S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine

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The first story I ever read by Mina Kimes was The Art of Letting Go. After that, I discovered she had written a number of pieces for ESPN that were excellent and that I enjoyed. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine”

S2, Ep. 5: Stacey Gotsulias, Beyond The Boxscore, FanRag Sports, & The Hardball Times

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One of the things about Stacey Gotsulias that caught my attention was her knowledge of the game of baseball. I also admired how unapologetic she was in her criticism of Hall of Fame voters doing things wrong; her passion for the New York Yankees (even as a Braves fan); and I was intrigued by her fandom of Alex Rodriguez. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 5: Stacey Gotsulias, Beyond The Boxscore, FanRag Sports, & The Hardball Times”

S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine

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African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. Continue reading “S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine”

Raiders Move To Las Vegas Another Callous Blow To Oakland

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With the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas (2019) and the Golden State Warriors moving across the Bay to San Francisco (2020) Oakland, a great American sports town, is losing part of its soul.

Sports franchises move all the time. I know this. Anyone who watches and follows sports knows this. Sadly, it has become part of the sports landscape. Continue reading “Raiders Move To Las Vegas Another Callous Blow To Oakland”

Major League Baseball 2016: I Have A Problem With Aroldis Chapman’s Record-Setting Deal

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Aroldis Chapman re-signed with the New York Yankees for five years and $86 million dollars. (Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

I should be applauding Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees, today.  Continue reading “Major League Baseball 2016: I Have A Problem With Aroldis Chapman’s Record-Setting Deal”