Posted at 2:30 PM on May 7, 2006
by Josh Lee
(I keep thinking that if I say the word "podcast" enough times, I'll get used to it the way I eventually got used to "blog." It hasn't worked yet.)
Baseball Prospectus isn't always about spreadsheets and advanced algebra. In this week's BP Radio Podcast, they interview Marvin Goldklang, Linda McNabb, and Mike Veeck of the Goldklang Group, owners of several minor and independent league ballclubs. One of their properties is the Twin Cities' other baseball team, the Saint Paul Saints. It's interesting stuff if you're into the business side of sports, or like to look at baseball as simple entertainment rather than the life-or-death struggle that we often treat it as.
Of course, if your idea of entertainment leans less towards inflatable sumo suits and more towards crazy promotional stunts like "decent pitching" and "players you've heard of," then you might want to steer clear of independent league play. On the other hand: outdoor parks. I'm just saying.
Well I live up in Moorhead, so naturally I cheer for the Redhawks but it's always good to see the mindset of a rival club's owners.
C'mon Hawks, bring home another championship this year! You was robbed last year!