Effectively Wild

Effectively Wild

is creating a baseball podcast

1,272

patrons

$7,239

per month




We're Ben LindberghSam Miller, and Meg Rowley, the hosts of Effectively Wild, a podcast about baseball that blends analysis and silliness and publishes new episodes three times a week. Effectively Wild has been active since July 2012, first with Ben and Sam at Baseball Prospectus, then with Ben and Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs, and now with Ben, Sam, and Meg at FanGraphs. Over time, our episodes have gotten longer, more painstakingly produced, and more popular, which has come at a cost in time and money.

Interacting with our listeners has made the work rewarding, but after 1350-plus episodes (and counting), we can't record the podcast for free, as Ben and Sam did for the first 850 episodes. Effectively Wild will always be a labor of love, but Ben works for The Ringer and Sam works for ESPN, which means the podcast isn't part of their jobs. For the show to continue in its current form, we also need it to be the kind of labor that leads to income. Your support will compensate Ben, Sam, Meg, and editor Dylan Higgins, cover our hosting expenses, and ensure that the show survives while remaining free of the same ads you have to skip past on other podcasts.

You can click here to listen to Ben explain in more detail why we need your help.


Tiers
Matt Albers Club
$2.50 or more per month
We will look upon you kindly.
Ryan Webb Club
$5 or more per month
We will look upon you even more kindly, hold you in our hearts, and thank you by name on an episode.
Ned Garver Club
$10 or more per month

In addition to all of the above, we'll give you early access to any episodes we upload in advance of their public posting times, plus access to 2 Patreon-exclusive live podcasts in which we'll provide real-time play-by-play and commentary for nationally televised MLB games of particular interest in 2019.

Gonny Jomes Club
$15 or more per month

In addition to all of the above, we'll give your questions preference in listener email shows as long as you stay at this donation amount (provided your questions aren't repeats and/or totally terrible). You'll also get free access to the popular PC sim Baseball Mogul 2019 (a $34.99 value).

Rich Hill Club
$30 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you an Ad-Free FanGraphs membership (a $50 annual value), and one or both of us will respond via email to any baseball-related message you send us as long as you stay at this donation amount. Even fantasy questions, although our answers to those might be bad.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $30 Patron for at least two months.
Barry Bonds Club
$50 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll send you a signed copy of Ben's (and Sam's) book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $50 Patron for at least two months.
Mike Trout Club
$100 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll have you on a listener email episode of your choice.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $100 Patron for at least two months.




We're Ben LindberghSam Miller, and Meg Rowley, the hosts of Effectively Wild, a podcast about baseball that blends analysis and silliness and publishes new episodes three times a week. Effectively Wild has been active since July 2012, first with Ben and Sam at Baseball Prospectus, then with Ben and Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs, and now with Ben, Sam, and Meg at FanGraphs. Over time, our episodes have gotten longer, more painstakingly produced, and more popular, which has come at a cost in time and money.

Interacting with our listeners has made the work rewarding, but after 1350-plus episodes (and counting), we can't record the podcast for free, as Ben and Sam did for the first 850 episodes. Effectively Wild will always be a labor of love, but Ben works for The Ringer and Sam works for ESPN, which means the podcast isn't part of their jobs. For the show to continue in its current form, we also need it to be the kind of labor that leads to income. Your support will compensate Ben, Sam, Meg, and editor Dylan Higgins, cover our hosting expenses, and ensure that the show survives while remaining free of the same ads you have to skip past on other podcasts.

You can click here to listen to Ben explain in more detail why we need your help.


Recent posts by Effectively Wild

Tiers
Matt Albers Club
$2.50 or more per month
We will look upon you kindly.
Ryan Webb Club
$5 or more per month
We will look upon you even more kindly, hold you in our hearts, and thank you by name on an episode.
Ned Garver Club
$10 or more per month

In addition to all of the above, we'll give you early access to any episodes we upload in advance of their public posting times, plus access to 2 Patreon-exclusive live podcasts in which we'll provide real-time play-by-play and commentary for nationally televised MLB games of particular interest in 2019.

Gonny Jomes Club
$15 or more per month

In addition to all of the above, we'll give your questions preference in listener email shows as long as you stay at this donation amount (provided your questions aren't repeats and/or totally terrible). You'll also get free access to the popular PC sim Baseball Mogul 2019 (a $34.99 value).

Rich Hill Club
$30 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you an Ad-Free FanGraphs membership (a $50 annual value), and one or both of us will respond via email to any baseball-related message you send us as long as you stay at this donation amount. Even fantasy questions, although our answers to those might be bad.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $30 Patron for at least two months.
Barry Bonds Club
$50 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll send you a signed copy of Ben's (and Sam's) book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $50 Patron for at least two months.
Mike Trout Club
$100 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, we'll have you on a listener email episode of your choice.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $100 Patron for at least two months.