medrol discount voucher cheap brand levitra mg cheap lisinopril version order brand advair diskus video order prandin australia buy real cabergoline order cialis yugoslavia cialis soft discount fast shipping accutane discount buy ginette 35 south africa buy cheap furosemide cheap anti viral infection brands amoxicillin discount philippines buy carafate at walmart order levitra professional cheap buy tadalis sx von ajanta buy revatio sale buy cipro can order weight loss laxatives buy nitrofurantoin zealand cialis discount program order paxil in canada buy zovirax australia cialis super active discount and cialis buy rogaine 2 nigeria cheap kamagra oral jelly online buy valsartan hydrochlorothiazide order weight loss tea order weight loss workouts buy orlistat hcl viagra professional discount aus deutschland cheap kamagra yorumlar? buy levitra pills online buy zofran law and order actors names buy isoniazid side hyaluronic acid discount health benefits buy generic tetracycline online buy nizagara tablets buy reglan side buy femara letrozole uk discount for protonix order amantadine a prescription rogaine 2 discount or 5 buy rosuvastatin in thailand order dostinex in canada cheap toprol xl vs lopressor order accutane from india order forzest cheap relafen uses buy generic erythromycin buy cytotec in kuwait cheap rogaine 2 solution order rosuvastatin illegal cheap cholesterol lowering supplements buy viagra plus next day delivery hytrin discount voucher buy purinethol new zealand buy lamisil hk order bactrim zealand cheap actoplus met loss cheap actos juridicos buy flonase you asacol tablets buy cheap albendazole tablet men's health discount cheap actos in usa hyaluronic acid discount molecular weight cheap lady era the fame monster buy astelin reviews cheap toradol uses order kamagra gel order glucotrol xl expiration buy zyprexa you buy tinidazole sydney female viagra discount in uk order dutas back buy asacol brisbane buy ciprofloxacin 500mg online order v gel vannabelt gel-v order maxalt a prescription buy bupropion sr dosage for weight loss shuddha guggulu discount malaysia order mango your order viagra super active citrate) buy cheap claritin d aldactone discount card cheap fml forte ointment wellbutrin sr discount zyban order erectile dysfunction lisinopril indinavir discount online cheap geriforte purchase zanaflex online buy prandin uk online buy levitra south africa cheap cholesterol lowering spreads order calcium carbonate reaction with water buy avodart rx buy rosuvastatin kong cheap toprol xl and grapefruit cheap kamagra oral jelly qatar mango discount uk order cialis xertigny cheap coolant flush buy lamisil spray cheap apcalis sx pl buy capoten philippines buy hydrea where can wellbutrin sr discount joint pain cheap sustiva prescription order actoplus met takeda buy cardizem generic online ranitidine discount vouchers order v gel sgad buy kamagra jelly buy dipyridamole in thailand buy cytotec online fast delivery cheap speman buy emsam online buy men;s health gr order cabgolin use buy terramycin line buy yasmin at boots order septilin himalaya cheap suhagra online buy lisinopril in uk purchase dostinex online buy ortho tri cyclen kaiser buy voveran sr india cheap cholesterol lower cholesterol.com cheap zithromax xarope cheap cefixime vidal buy glucotrol xl vs metformin buy alli slimming tablets provigil discount cheap doxazosin place buy cheap diclofenac gel ketoprofen buy unisom vegas hair loss discount yahoo answers buy phenergan qtc order zantac jarabe buy toradol injection online order female viagra from india cheap kamagra hong kong cheap actoplus met side effects buy zyvox canada cheap calendars cheap voveran sr painkiller order bactrim order chloromycetin information buy ginseng in canada order ginseng zwaneven hair loss discount pregnancy order imuran in canada buy zyban rid cheap keppra xr order actos youtube cheap anti virus yang bagus untuk android cheap fml forte que es buy female viagra york times buy revia can you cheap viagra bangkok buy aceon liv 52 discount liver detox order zetia lamictal to buy buy yasmin online buy anti fungal kit buy cialis lilly buy seroquel zealand buy topamax zealand maxalt to buy sleep aid discount up and up buy knee warmers arthritis lexapro get high buy zanaflex japan buy cardizem bula cialis soft discount bestellen order cialis professional avis diovan medication savings card order kamagra chewable soft buy zanaflex high brahmin order brand cialis discount from canada rumalaya forte discount dosage cheap ortho tri-cyclen online cheap penegra 100mg order hytrin in canada cheap abilify online buy ventolin nebules 5mg online buy robaxin dogs cheap malegra dxt quiver order zenegra cheap hair loss with chemo buy clonidine in thailand order diamox powder discount on imitrex buy zetia vietnam cheap relafen buy cheap calling to india buy xenical vallejo buy cymbalta cheap order naprosyn nedir cheap etodolac uses order chloramphenicol uses clomid discount in uk order erectile dysfunction injections order lozol medication seroquel get high off order cialis jelly ajanta hair loss discount disease ortho tri cyclen discount kaiser buy moduretic online viagra professional discount order cheap requip vidal buy ginette 35 pcos cheap actoplus met side effects list buy singulair you buy voveran sr dosage cheap levlen pill tricor discount card cheap adalat episode buy elocon you pain relief discount hernia cheap effexor xr vs zoloft cheap atorlip 10 gia thuoc cheap ephedraxin reviews buy erythromycin online buy estrace online buy tetracycline for dogs buy anti fungal foot cream buy generic proscar cheap lisinopril in usa order antabuse over the counter buy trental nz buy naprosyn mg buy rumalaya liniment ingredients cheap rental nyc atacand discount coupons buy hydrea you hair loss discount from chemo order female viagra jelly cheap rocaltrol online cheap lioresal rezeptfrei buy valtrex walmart rumalaya forte discount africa buy myambutol usa buy avodart in uk ethionamide discounts mango discount buy casodex online shuddha guggulu discount morpheme order pain relief arthritis cheap ciprofloxacin 500mg buy lithium niobate buy female cialis jelly cheap inderal india order minocycline australia cheap diclofenac gel que sirve buy erythromycin online uk buy toradol shot order urispas a prescription cheap ortho tri cyclen case order zyrtec buy tamoxifen citrate liquid buy revatio dublin buy suhagra dosage erection packs 2 discount dlc order zithromax z-pak buy men;s health gift guide hydrea discount cheap viagra brand cheap glucotrol xl and metformin buy prandin wiki cheap viagra jelly quick buy lamisil hcl xenical discount get order diamox side buy tricor real cheap fast project cars buy clomid dubai buy house canal view lahore buy hydrochlorothiazide in thailand order furosemide mg online cheap glucotrol xl package insert buy cytotec australia cheap wellbutrin sr energy buy moduretic uses pyridium discount vouchers order singulair from india effexor xr cost shatavari buy india order diclofenac gel www.diclofenac cheap ortho tri cyclen green pills buy deltasone uses buy citalopram uk buy zyprexa vancouver buy zyprexa bulk order viagra plus cialis buy emsam zealand buy nitroglycerin veterinary order toprol xl to lopressor conversion order innopran xl for anxiety discount combivent inhaler order sinemet nausea cheap makita lithium batteries cheap v gel himalaya order abilify canada buy female viagra gel buy lamisil reviews buy ginseng at walgreens diclofenac gel discount wikipedia zovirax discount get celebrex get you high cheap advair diskus generic equivalent order glucotrol xl splitting order tadalis sx bestellen cheap kamagra supplier uk order finalization myambutol discount program cheap suhagra force shuddha guggulu discount in telugu buy terramycin soluble powder buy colchicine usa cheap flagyl er side effects aspirin discount vouchers cheap ranitidine side order naprosyn buy shatavari powder hyaluronic acid discount injections knee cheap doxazosin price buy ginseng in india periactin discount generic buy pyridium were order viagra plus by mail cheap ortho tri cyclen vs trinessa buy urispas from uk order lopid jumeaux cheap antiviral drugs cheap advair diskus buy tadalis sx online kaufen cheap yasmin birth control liv 52 discount reviews buy cytotec over the counter buy actos humanos cheap rocaltrol vidal cheap celebrex high cheap kamagra gold erfahrung buy generic diflucan cheap effexor xr side effects cheap ortho tri cyclen for acne buy ventolin evohaler 100 mcg cheap wellbutrin sr used for weight loss order innopran xl drug buy shatavari powder uk cialis soft discount italia order cialis super active testimonials order calcium carbonate quincy il order pain relief of wisdom teeth hydrea discount vouchers citalopram discount card mango he discount code cheap eurax krem cheap crestor coupon buy cabergoline online buy bupropion hcl buy eurax cream australia buy alli australia order rogaine 5 percent reviews buy famvir cheap wellbutrin sr discount experiences cheap etodolac cheap effexor xr used for menopause viagra professional discount information order serevent in canada buy shatavari online australia himalaya septilin buy online order requip uk buy valtrex pills online buy men;s health issues cheap elocon cream order dostinex you vasodilan discount code buy deltasone tablets buy propecia uk forum cialis soft discount effects cheap erexin v dawkowanie cheap evista buy cheap viagra professional achat buy cytotec usa buy triamterene order cialis professional testimonials order midamor online buy coumadin cheap rental limos cheap cozaar buy saw palmetto berries buy viagra soft pills cheap alli slimming pills erexor discount code table order cialis online buy brand viagra singapore buy cheap propranolol online buy voveran sr tab buy estrace system buy alavert nz order coumadin booklet buy robaxin the counter in canada indinavir discount vouchers buy asacol hd cheap metformin india order rhinocort hayfever cheap ali g costume viagra soft discount vouchers asthma discount vouchers cheap muscle relaxant gel india buy abilify cheap order diclofenac gel mg buy l tryptophan vs melatonin etodolac discount generic order adalat episode cheap lopressor xl buy levitra new zealand buy amitriptyline online buy glucotrol xl wikipedia order cialis professional ingredients buy tulasi australia buy prandin where can order glucotrol xl uses buy aceon online rumalaya forte discount effectiveness cheap kamagra oral jelly quoi buy revia from canada order rogaine 5 uk cheap inderal uk buy mobic online order cialis soft e20 cheap advair diskus msds order entocort nausea order deltasone online cheap v gel xcin hydrochlorothiazide discount vouchers cheap rogaine 2 weeks buy toradol vegas buy cholesterol lowering eating plan buy cheap premarin online buy reminyl sustiva discount program buy flonase vs cheap cialis super active effects cheap astelin otc where to buy children;s dramamine cheap cialis soft italia buy isoniazid australia buy anafranil india buy cabgolin cheap social anxiety medication buy cipro rid of strep throat buy zyban zithromax discount buy levitra super active forum buy viagra jelly zealand online cheap erexin v opinie forum rocaltrol discount coupons buy protonix generic buy xenical jordan river valley alli discount loss tablets discount xenical online buy nolvadex tablets order innopran xl dosage wellbutrin sr discount dosage forms how to buy baytril hyaluronic acid discount reviews buy flagyl suspension order alli diet pills online buy antabuse canada female viagra discount uk bystolic prescription savings card cheap brand levitra pharmacy order tretinoin 0 05 obagi innopran xl discount mg cheap hair loss and thyroid cheap kamagra gold tab cheap viramune australia cheap flagyl pills cheap viramune get buy arthritis gloves canada buy strattera vancouver order zanaflex can u buy female cialis brand online buy brand viagra from boots order review process buy zithromax by the pill order diclofenac gel for actinic keratosis order toradol fiale order diamox cheap mobic dosage order cialis soft in o"sterreich strattera to buy order prinivil reviews
Home

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 577 guests online

Atom RSS

5 Questions with... Rob Neyer PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 238
PoorBest 
5 Questions With...
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 17 September 2007 01:18

Rob NeyerWhen it came time to select an interview subject for our One-Year Anniversary Celebration, it was really no contest. There may be more powerful figures in sports (Bud Selig, I’m still awaiting your call). There may be more controversial subjects (Ditto for you, Barry), but Rob Neyer seemed a perfect fit for a number of reasons.

For one, while I really dislike how some view the word “blog” (look, I don’t live in my mother’s basement and don’t post dribble like, “Who’s the Hottest Wife in MLB?”), the fact is, for now, The Biz of Baseball is an alternative electronic media outlet (read: blog). Neyer has been the one guy who was able to bridge the gap between mainstream and alternative media during his long career (11 years and running) as a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com. Rob is arguably the “crossover guy” – the man able to take the heady world of objective analysis and make it cool to all in the mainstream. Bill James may have been his mentor, but Rob was able to present it in a way that everyone could easily digest.

He’s also spun several books that are entertaining was well as informative. Whether it has been "The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers" (with Bill James) or "Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders" or Rob’s upcoming Big Book on baseball myths, his style of writing rarely seems to offend, and often brings a smile.

Neyer is also accessible. This isn’t something being said because the guy was willing to an interview, it’s that in the years I've known him, he’s been one of the nicest and easily approachable people in the media. That, and rarely do most allow you to rifle through their personal research library.

So, on the one-year anniversary of The Biz of Baseball, we present, “5 Questions with… Rob Neyer. - Maury Brown

(Select Read More to see Neyer’s interview)


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the founder and president of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football and The Biz of Basketball (The Biz of Hockey will be launching shortly). He is also a contributor to Baseball Prospectus.

He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Maury Brown for The Biz of Baseball: I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time getting worked up about Ankiel and Glaus being implicated as using hGH before MLB had a drug-testing policy for PEDs. That, and I'm not sure how to take Walt Jocketty's comments about this being "tragic" for the Cardinals. Am I on or off base on this issue?

Rob Neyer: I think you're on, mostly. I do think the "drug-testing policy" is a bit of a red herring. In terms of what's "right" and what's "wrong," the question isn't whether there was a drug-testing policy in place, but whether there was any policy in place at all. And the fact is that before 2005, hGH was not on MLB's list of banned substances. If somebody's proved to have taken delivery of hGH after 2004, I think MLB has every right to punish him. But if a doctor told Ankiel to take hGH and he did, before hGH was prohibited by Major League Baseball . . . well, that's hardly tragic, though perhaps slightly illegal. And I thought Jocketty's comment was ill-considered, at best.

Bizball: The Giants seemed to be in on two bad deals. One in which they seemed to make the mistake (Zito), and other the unloading of Morris to the Pirates. On the Pirates…

The move for Morris has to be flat out the worst deal this year in my mind. Why they picked up the entire contract when they didn't have to -- on top of the fact that Morris is past his prime -- was just stupefying to me. They've now fired Littlefield and installed Graham in the interim, which to me will be fine as long as the "interim" tag is left on Graham's status. You also had McClatchy stepping down and Coonely hired as a replacement. Are the Pirates moving in the right direction, or is it just a case of rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic? Seems that the Littlefield firing was long overdue.

Neyer: Yeah, the Morris deal is one of those where you just sort of scratch your head and figure maybe there's something we don't know yet, because nobody entrusted with the future of a major-league franchise would do something so obviously dumb. Could he, possibly? Apparently he did. Morris has been exceptionally durable, which of course has a particular value in itself. But over the last four seasons (including this one) he's posted an ERA better than the league average just once. Stability and veteran leadership are both nice things for the roster, but not for $9.5 million (Morris's salary next year) and not on a sub-.500 team. I still wonder if we discover something later about this deal, like the Giants are kicking in some of Morris's salary, or they're giving the Pirates a player after this season. But as things stand now, it's just a mistake of colossal proportions.

Bizball: What did you think of the housecleaning in the front office of the Astros with Garner and Purpura?

Neyer: We don't really know what's going on inside the front office of any team. Well, maybe the Yankees and Red Sox to some degree, because so many reporters are swarming around. But the Astros? Sometimes you lose so many games that you basically have to make a move, or moves. I think Purpura did more right than wrong, though, and it looks to me like he's been scapegoated for the owner's failings.

Bizball:
You're just about to wrap up a book on baseball myths. What's the one myth that stands out more than others?

Neyer:
Oh, I don't know if there's just one. Many of the myths in the book are really just stories that have been told in one place or another, sometimes many times but sometimes just once. Most of the best-known myths have been debunked so many times already that I didn't really bother. I should also point out that some of the "myths" in the book wind up being absolutely true (or nearly true). Those are my favorites, actually. Well, my favorite really is about the home run that caused a fatal explosion at a bean factory. But I'll leave the rest of that one for the book.

Bizball:
I've been thinking of a few games that I wished I had been able to see in person. There's more than I can count, but a couple of recent games that come to mind. The Indians beating the Mariners in 2001 after being down 12-0 in the 3rd is one. The other is the  18-inning classic between the Astros and Braves in the 2005 NLCS. What are some of yours?

Neyer: Oh, I think I'd come up with a list of games that I simply cannot see without a time machine. If you want to see either of those games you mentioned, you can. Via the wonders of 20th century technology. But there simply isn't film of any complete game before (I think) the 1956 World Series (or thereabouts). So for starters, how about Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, when Ruth hit two homers -- including the supposed Called Shot -- and Gehrig also hit two? That'd be a good start, I think. I'd also love to see a game in the Dead Ball Era, perhaps a game pitting the Tigers and Ty Cobb against the Senators and Walter Johnson. I would LOVE to know how hard Johnson really threw.


Interview conducted by Maury Brown on the week of 9/10/07

 

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?