Dan Schlossberg is a managing editor of BallTalk, a pilot for a syndicated weekly radio
baseball show with co-hosts Jay Johnstone and Bob Ibach.  The program, all about
baseball, puts the listeners inside the clubhouses and front offices, up close and
personal with the movers and shakers of the baseball world.

The hosts not only cover the three major markets of New York, Chicago, and Los
Angeles, but also cover the baseball spectrum, appealing to the widest possible
spectrum of baseball fans, and blending the viewpoints of a player with 20+ years of
experience, a historian, and a former front-office figure who has seen the machinations
of the game from the inside:


Schlossberg: author of 34 books and more than 25,000 articles about baseball, has
created and hosted sports talk radio/TV, coordinated baseball theme cruises, and written
preseason magazines. A popular after-dinner speaker at corporate events and long-time
writer of baseball card biographies, he has contributed articles to the official World
Series and All-Star programs, team publications, Street & Smith’s Sports Business
Journal, Bill Mazeroski’s Baseball, and the Encyclopedia Americana Annual. He also
served as baseball editor for Legends Sports Memorabilia and The Rookie Review.  The
author of "
The 300 Club" (2010), Baseball Bits (2008), and Baseball Gold (2007),  
Schlossberg also co-authored baseball autobiographies of Hank Aaron, Ron Blomberg
(the first DH), and broadcaster Milo Hamilton in 2006.


Ibach:  a one-time executive with the Chicago Cubs, has had a hand in baseball since
his days as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Philadelphia
Journal.  He had more than three decades of comprehensive experience in sports
journalism, public and media relations, sports marketing, promotions, and publications
management.  The four-time author also hosted a Baltimore radio show with Nick Charles.


Johnstone:  for 20 years in the big leagues, he kept teammates entertained with
uninhibited clubhouse antics.  But he was also a fine left-handed hitter who played for
eight different teams, including the Yankees and Cubs.  An outfielder who first came up
with the Angels, Johnstone later homered in the World Series for the Dodgers.  After
hanging up his spikes, "Crazy Jay" became a baseball broadcaster and parlayed his
memoirs into four books, including
Over the Edge, Temporary Insanity, and Some of My
Best Friends Are Crazy
.


What makes these hosts different?   Unlike most of his press-box colleagues, Dan
Schlossberg has no interest in any sport beyond baseball and had never even seen a
Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, Indy 500, or NBA Playoff.  As a result, his concentration on
and knowledge of baseball is total, undivided, and unchallenged.  Jay Johnstone
definitely moves to the beat of a different drummer, admitting to a myriad of stunts and
practical jokes in his three hysterical books (he once waited in the Dodger Stadium hot
dog line in full uniform!).  And Bob Ibach has sampled sports for many unique vantage
points, as journalist, author, broadcast commentator, publications chief, and media
relations director.
Copyright 2017, Dan Schlossberg.  All rights reserved