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staz

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The cradle of the game.
Registration asking for job title, organization and media type. I don't work in baseball, but would like access to the goodies there. Any particular strategy better than others? Or is this a 'no chance in hell' situation?
 

mabrowndog

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the1andonly3003 said:
what if you started a blog? I am pretty sure SoSH as an entity is reputable enough to get access
 
One might think so, but that's not the case. I tried for years, including when I was actually employed as a newspaper journalist (albeit a news reporter, not a sportswriter). Even my sports freelancing work the past 8 years, including a bunch of Sox-centric writing, didn't cut it.
 
As a rule they seem to limit access to credentialed media members actively involved in covering MLB or a specific team, though I'm sure there are exceptions made for those with referrals from league or team PR directors.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Is the expectation that they've got statistical goodies behind the wall that we can't get from a Fangraphs or Baseball Reference?  Or do you think they have an MLB beat writers version of P&G where they perv over pictures of player's wives and try to determine who among them left an upper-decker in the press box shitter at Comerica Park?