FanGraphs Audio: Emma Baccellieri on Matters of Political Influence

Episode 845

Sports Illustrated writer Emma Baccellieri joins the program for a wide-ranging discussion, including MLB’s recent brush with campaign finance, the issues Emma is most curious to see play out this offseason, and the upcoming Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. Also, host Meg Rowley tells an Embarrassing Story.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 55 min play time.)

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.

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Johnston
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Johnston

Campaign finance? Utterly irrelevant here, as this is not a political website. Stick to baseball.

svan
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svan

did you ever listen to carson’s show? lol

CamdenWarehouse
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CamdenWarehouse

baseball? stick to tangents!

baubo
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baubo

The one podcast where Carson is forced to talk about baseball when he did the weekly Dave Cameron show, he just does a 10 minute “here’s what I did yesterday” monologue to start things off. It’s pretty hard for anyone to complain that FanGraphs audio lacks pure baseball contents after Carson.

jgawel
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jgawel

Yeah, you really can’t hide behind that veil here. Just say that you’re uncomfortable that your politics may be challenged, so you’re angry.

tb.25
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tb.25

Reading baseball at work? Disgustingly selfish. Stick to work.

gavinrendar
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gavinrendar

I’m fine with the occasional political discussion if it’s relevant. I’m even fine with the speakers making their opinions known.

What does scare me (at least insofar as the how I enjoy this site) is the tone with which it occasionally happens in chats, articles, or podcasts. It sometimes becomes more of a lecturing or a scolding than an exploration of the issues themselves. I love Fangraphs, and I hope voiced concerns like these can be taken as constructive feedback as opposed to other comments which border on obnoxious complaints.

Thanks again for being the best site for hard baseball analysis!