FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron, Live from an Empty Room

Episode 679
Dave Cameron is the managing editor of FanGraphs. During this edition of FanGraphs Audio, he discusses how the club with the league’s highest payroll has found itself relying on a player who was out of affiliated baseball in 2015, recapitulates some of this experiences at Pitch Talks, and reflects briefly — and forlornly — on FanGraphs’ attempt to publish organizational rankings half a decade ago.

This episode of the program either is or isn’t sponsored by SeatGeek, which site removes both the work and also the hassle from the process of shopping for tickets.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 42 min play time.)

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6 years ago

Enjoyed your podcast guys. Re. the marketing of baseball… I would argue that it is best achieved not by an appeal to specific athletic feats, but in the fashion that “The Field of Dreams” marketed baseball. Baseball’s appeal is with the texture of the game, the environment, the smells, the traditions, the romance… It needs to be marketed with more sophistication and an appeal that is nuanced. Crazy nicknames and personalities, dreams, notions of jinxes, feuds…these are what the next generation of fans need to be catch. I would add that Vin Scully created more baseball fans in L.A. than any Dodger player ever did. Baseball is narrative and tone and vibe.