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MLB Network has a new sabermetrics show

Oct 24, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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MLB Network is launching a new show called “Clubhouse Confidential” that they say “aspires to serve as an open forum to discuss and debate the day’s news and moves using modern statistical research.”

In the past various mainstream attempts to integrate sabermetrics into the usual televised baseball talk has failed on multiple levels, but I’m actually somewhat optimistic in this case because they picked Brian Kenny to host the show and … well, he’s great.

Here’s a preview of the show, which starts November 7:

  1. mdpickles - Oct 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    I was shocked when I saw Brian Kenney on the MLBN. He was so good at boxing on ESPN and no one will fill that void, but now he is doing baseball and couldn’t be happier about it.

  2. fcmlefty1 - Oct 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    I think it’ll do fine on MLB Network. Thats the network for this type of show. Totally different audience expectation that what watches ESPN I’d think.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM

      MLBN has an edge up on intelligent opinions over ESPN, by far. Plus, Greg Amsinger is just awesome.

  3. singingfriar - Oct 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Let’s hope that it takes the place of Intentional Talk.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    One of the many reasons I like MLBN; they’re innovative. The broadcasters are better (Plesac, Williams, Ripken > Kruk, Wells, et al), they’re more honest and less cliche in their opinions, and they’re consistently trying to improve. I can’t wait to see this show.

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