PITCH: Talks On Baseball, a new speaker series about baseball, today announces the full lineup of baseball insiders for its first scheduled US event in NYC on January 14, 2015 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Launched in Toronto in 2014, PITCH: Talks On Baseball connects diehard baseball fans with sports insiders by hosting informed and entertaining discussions on all aspects of the game.
Pete Abraham, Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe, and formerly the Mets and Yankees beat writer for The Journal News, will be acting as moderator for the NY event which will engage:
Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports/MLB Network - Kenneth H. Rosenthal is an American sportswriter and reporter. Rosenthal has served as lead field reporter for Major League Baseball on Fox since 2005, and as an insider on the MLB Network since 2009. Rosenthal began his full-time career at the Baltimore Sun, where he was named a five time "Maryland Sportswriter of the Year" by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Adam Rubin, ESPN - Covering the Mets since 2003, Rubin joined ESPN New York after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog - Cerrone is the lead writer and creator of MetsBlog.com which reaches more than 3.5 million page views per month.
Sweeny Murti, WFAN - Murti primarily covers the Yankees for WFAN, SportsNet New York, and the New York Yankees Radio Network.
Tyler Kepner, New York Times - National baseball correspondent for the New York Times, Kepner previously covered the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.
Jay Jaffe, Sports Illustrated - Jaffe writes the Strike Zone blog on SI.com and is the founder of he 12-year-old Futility Infielder website, one of the oldest baseball blogs.
Buster Olney, ESPN - Robert "Buster" Olney is a Pulitzer Prize Nominated senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, reporter for ESPN's exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecast and an analyst for Baseball Tonight. He joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, and SportsCenter. He writes a daily column for ESPN.com and hosts a popular Baseball Tonight podcast, as well as authored the New York Times' bestseller `The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, The Team, and The Cost of Greatness'.
PITCH: Talks On Baseball attendees can expect a night of storytelling, presentations, debate, panels and lectures by some of the biggest experts in baseball which in the past have included: Dan Shulman (ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball), Jonah Keri (Grantland), Shi Davidi (Sportsnet), Morgan Campbell (Toronto Star), Stacy May Fowles (The Walrus, Deadspin, National Post), and Bob Elliot (Toronto Sun, Baseball Hall of Fame), among many others. AEG Live and The Agency Group are joining with PITCH producer Kevin Kennedy, also founder of Swingman Entertainment Group (www.swingmanlive.com), a full-service event production company, to continue these talks in NY and cities around the country.
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