View Full Version : BP Admitted To BBWAA

12-10-2008, 05:43 PM
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I convey the message in the above headline. It is a groundbreaking day in the baseball media world, and I'm proud BDD can even be associated with BP. As you know Baseball Prospectus recently purchased Baseball Digest Daily and hired me as their CFO. Our colleagues at BP have been nothing but supportive and helpful during our transformation from independent web site to Baseball Prospectus affiliate. And while we don't have anywhere near the clout of our parent company, we all now have a new sense of pride as we strive to publish quality content like that of Christina, Will, Kevin, Joe, John, Jay, Alex, Marc and the rest of the BP staff.
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The Winter Meetings are the baseball industry's opportunity not simply to meet and make a few changes, it's also the place where a lot of the game's affiliated institutions make moves of their own. That took a different form this morning, as representatives of Baseball Prospectus were informed that the organization's application to the Baseball Writers' Association of America had been approved, making the two columnists that BP applied for, Will Carroll and Christina Kahrl, members of the BBWAA.
Congratulations everyone!

12-10-2008, 05:45 PM
So it looks like in another 10 years they'll finally have HOF votes. It's a slow process, but getting Hall ballots in the hands of better educated baseball writers is always a plus.

Rounding Third
12-10-2008, 05:47 PM
Rob Neyer and Keith Law were also admitted.

Slowly but surely, the Baseball Writers Association of America is becoming more inclusive. The organization just held a meeting here at Bellagio and, for the second straight year, humbly voted to add a few Internet writers to their newspaper-dominated ranks. Joining the inaugural crop from last year will be Will Carroll and Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus and Rob Neyer and Keith Law of ESPN.com.
Though it seems the BBWAA has already become more progressive and finally realizes the impact that Internet writers can have, the move to include Baseball Prospectus is a big one, seeing as how it expands the Internet wing past the usual titans — Y! Sports, ESPN, SI, etc.
Meanwhile, the admittance of Neyer and Law comes a year after they were the only 'Net writers to be denied entry, a move that prompted a critical post from Law himself and plenty of tsk-tsking around the 'sphere.


12-10-2008, 06:48 PM
So much for their excuse last year that they existed for the sole purpose of accrediting journalists for entry in to major league press boxes...