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Date Edit

May 10, 2013

Summary Edit

Ben and Sam talk to Sports on Earth Senior Writer Will Leitch about the evolution of baseball coverage and the fan’s relationship with sports media.

Topics Edit

  • Conflicts between beat writers and fans
  • Writer criticism and lack of anonymity
  • Abundance of high quality sports writing

Intro Edit

Will's pre-record banter about cricket noises and the Honda Fit.

Outro Edit

Bird noises in Sam's backyard.

Banter Edit

  • Will is a fan of the podcast and says being a guest is like "visiting the characters on my favorite cartoon".
  • Ben, Sam, & Will discuss the challenges of daily sports podcasting.

Notes Edit

  • Sam on the conflict between beat writers and fans: "...we're basically yelling at each other over things that don't matter"

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