Episode No. 44: Brian McTaggart, MLB.com Astros Beat Writer


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Brian McTaggart is the beat writer for the Houston Astros at MLB.com. He started covering the Astros back in ’04 for The Houston Chronicle, and of course, the Astros made the World Series in 2005. Now they’re rebuilding, and they’re arguably one of the worst teams in baseball — and oh, they’re moving to the AL West next year.

In this interview, McTaggart talks about working the beat, how MLB.com is managed, differences between managers if you’re a journalist, connecting with young players if you’re a journalist, and much more — at the end, there’s even anecdotes about the golden age of Rice University baseball.

If you’re more of a visual person, here’s a YouTube with McTaggart:

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