Rob Neyer was lucky. He started his Royals fandom in 1976 while the Royals were just beginning the first of three straight playoff appearances. That passion for baseball led him to Bill James, then to ESPN.com and now to SB Nation.
We also talked with him about writing and the gaps between old school fans and those who dig into some of the stats and how that came out during the MVP and Hall of Fame discussions. We even added some questions about blogging, traditional media and the interaction between the two.
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The Kansas City Baseball Vault is a weekly podcast that covers the Royals, their minor league affiliates and other aspects of baseball in Kansas City.
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