Keith Law Discusses His Love of Baseball, How He Landed in Sports Media and MLB's Impending CBA Negotiations

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Keith Law is currently the senior baseball writer for The Athletic, but his career has been a fascinating journey and didn't begin in sports media.

A Harvard grad with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, Law didn't start out looking for a career as a sports writer. After college he found himself writing for Baseball Prospectus while working for a consulting firm in 1997. His writing led to a job in the Toronto Blue Jays' front office under J.P. Ricciardi. After several seasons in Toronto, Law landed a job scouting and ranking prospects for ESPN in 2006 and remained with the company for 13 years. Earlier this year he moved to The Athletic and has expanded his writing portfolio beyond just scouting prospects.

I talked to Law back in April and it was such a great conversation I had to have him back. He joined me on the Press Pass podcast to discuss how he came to love baseball, his fascinating career journey, what he thinks of Major League Baseball's impending collective bargaining agreement negotiations and much more. Law's new book, The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves is out now and can be purchased here.


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