I did not notice it until Stacey sent an email around, but I received this email this morning:
Presumably, any podcast with team names in it were put on some ridiculous hit list by some incredibly stupid MLBAM employee, and given to iTunes. However, it’s unclear exactly what the criteria was, because Aaron Gleeman’s Gleeman and the Geek podcast was also taken down.
Rest assured, the podcast is still available on our publishing service, and embedded here on the blog. You can grab our RSS feed here.
We will absolutely speak more about this on the podcast tonight, but I’d like to add one quick thought right now: This is an incredibly stupid move by Major League Baseball. Someone over there just does not understand what makes their game a multi-billion dollar industry. Our podcast (and blog) is a passion project that makes no real money, provides free advertising for the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball, and (we hope) helps keep thousands of passionate Yankee fans engaged in the game they love. Muscling it off iTunes is not only a giant “F-You” to those fans and podcasters, but its a terrible (and legally sketchy) business move. Continue reading Updated: MLBAM Has iTunes Remove Fan Podcasts from Directory, Including the IIATMS Podcast