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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BPro: Jay Jaffe: Talkin’ Cooperstown on Clubhouse Confidential

Weee…my “Please Sack Plesac” campaign seems to be working! (Congrats, Jay!)

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I’ll be debuting on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential on Tuesday at 5:30 PM Eastern. For the uninitiated, Clubhouse Confidential is a cutting-edge attempt to put advanced statistics in the television spotlight, using them not only to analyze the day’s big news but to explore some of the perennial controversies which often pit statheads against the mainstream. The show debuted earlier this month — Derek Carty gave an early review — and from the point of its inception, those of us at Baseball Prospectus had reason to hope we’d get into the mix, particularly since host Brian Kenny regularly featured BP alums Joe Sheehan and Keith Law during his days at ESPN; Sheehan has already become a regular guest on the new show. A couple of weeks ago, their producers reached out, and I auditioned last week. Maybe the tie was the key.

I’ll be discussing the top names on the Hall of Fame’s Golden Era ballot for a “Cooperstown Justice” segment, guys like Ron Santo and Gil Hodges who are staples of my annual JAWS review (see here for my full writeup). The spot should run about four minutes, so I’ll have to work on being concise, something that anyone who has waded through my 3,500-word pieces on the topic knows doesn’t come naturally to me.

Repoz Posted: November 29, 2011 at 12:51 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, history, site news, television

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   1. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 29, 2011 at 01:23 AM (#4002584)
Congrats to Jay. He's a good guy.
   2. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 29, 2011 at 06:04 AM (#4002699)
Man, I am loving this show. It's offseason manna.
   3. shoewizard Posted: November 29, 2011 at 07:26 AM (#4002718)
Wish I could get it over here. Hope they are doing a good job of pulling in some mainstream audience as they go about it.
   4. JE (Jason) Posted: November 29, 2011 at 04:29 PM (#4002898)
Compare with ESPN's "Numbers Don't Lie." [Chuckle.]

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