Category Archives: Baseball

Episode #18 – Bob Ryan, Boston Globe

Bob Ryan is perhaps the greatest American sportswriter of all-time, with a 44-year career covering some of the greatest moments in Boston sports. In this episode, Ryan discusses his outstanding career, how sports journalism has evolved over his newspaper days, and talks about his new book, “Scribe: My Life in Sports.”


For a kid who grew up wanting to be the Celtics beat writer for the Boston Globe, Bob Ryan was required reading, especially when I got to college and started journalism school at Boston University. During junior year, when I was asked to write a profile of someone noteworthy, I picked Bob Ryan and called his desk at the Globe. Ryan was very gracious, inviting me to interview him at the Globe offices, and was very generous with his time, talking for well over an hour at the time about his career and how he got started.

Decades later, Ryan’s still just as passionate about sports as he was when he started, and he was equally gracious with his time talking about his career and his new book. For a podcast called Media Masters, Bob Ryan fits the bill perfectly.

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Episode #14 – Wayne Partello, San Diego Padres

I’ve been to San Diego at least 10 times, but I’d never been to Petco Park to see the Padres play until my last visit. About eight months ago, Wayne Partello took over as the Padres new SVP & CMO. Wayne’s a guy I’ve known from his days in Boston at WEEI/Entercom, and we’ve kept in touch via Twitter since then.

It was great to reconnect with Wayne and talk shop about sports marketing, as well as digital and social media while I was in town. I also got a behind the scenes look at the Padres “Social Hour,” their live pregame show that runs on their website, app, radio and local TV. Wayne’s crew does a great job producing the show in-house and they’re finding new ways to reach their fans wherever they are.

Wayne and I reconnected a few weeks later to talk shop on Media Masters and it was a great conversation about all things branding and marketing for a baseball team.

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Episode #12 – Bryan Srabian, San Francisco Giants

Bryan Srabian, Director of Digital Media, joined us for the 12th episode of Media Masters as we resume atfer a brief hiatus. Bryan has established himself not only as a thought leader in Major League Baseball, but throughout sports marketing and social media as well. His reputation is well-earned, as Bryan’s kept the Giants on the cutting edge of digital in a super-competitive market like San Francisco.

Bryan talked to us about what it’s like to run digital at a baseball team, how the Giants integrate social into the ballpark experience, and gives his insights on new technologies like iBeacon and Google Glass.

He also shares his opinion on snarky twitter accounts, and tells us who he thinks is getting social right across the league in MLB.

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