Talkin’ Bout That Rona

Brett and I have been planning to relaunch the Standing Room Only Podcast. We've been workshopping ideas for formats, topics, segments, and styles. We've been practicing and perfecting our ideas. Our intention was to start releasing podcasts this spring, with the start of the 2020 baseball season. We hoped to do it with lots of... Continue Reading →

Driving Through the End of the World

Say one thing for me: I have truly dreadful timing. On Monday morning, I left the state of Maine. Since I completed my graduate degree, I had been living there while (unsuccessfully) looking for work all over the United States. I felt like I was shooting arrows into the fog, hoping to hit something without... Continue Reading →

Presidential Candidates…as Baseball Teams!

Like many civic-minded Americans last night, I was watching the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates debate on stage in Nevada. Also like many Americans, I was only half listening, spending most of the debate scrolling through Twitter rather than analyzing the rhetorical takedowns and theoretical government policy. (And, really, how many times do we need to... Continue Reading →

Hello, Friends

That's how CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz begins all of his broadcasts. "Hello, friends." It's a reassurance, welcoming listeners to pop in, stay a while, put your feet up, grab a cold one from the fridge, and join the festivities. Jim Nantz has never called a baseball game, but that trademark of welcoming listeners in as... Continue Reading →

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