It was a wild finish to MLB’s regular season. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill to examine the impact of the new, one-game wild-card playoffs and their potential impact on the rest of the postseason.
Miguel Cabrera became the first baseball player to win a Triple Crown since 1967, but will he be the American League’s Most Valuable Player? Bruce Arthur of Canada’s ‘National Post’ talks with Bill about the merits of Cabrera’s season and the other strong candidate for this year’s MVP, rookie Mike Trout.
Teddy Roosevelt won the Presidents’ Race at Nationals Park for the first time in the seven-year history of the mascot competition. Scott Ableman, who runs the ‘Let Teddy Win!’ website, talks with Bill Littlefield about what this victory means for the Nationals.
Some sports fans can recall every play of an important game, decades after it’s played. Even minor league baseball can illicit that kind of passion, especially when a play-by-play announcer has sprinkled a little magic on the proceedings. Sterling Smalley remembers such a game.
Some of Europe’s most accomplished soccer teams offer fans the opportunity to vote on club management. Now, the Seattle Sounders, a MLS team partially owned by comedian Drew Carey, is following suit. Bill speaks with Adrian Hanauer, the general manager whose job is on the line.
Before the Iron Curtain fell, hockey players from countries under Soviet leadership defected for the chance to play in the United States. Tal Pinchevsky’s ‘Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL’ tells these players’ stories and sacrifices. He talks with Bill about this period in hockey history.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown. He also checks in on the NBA’s attempt to curb flopping and comments on the “ruff” rules of golf.
In the wake of Miguel Cabrera’s baseball triple crown, Bill analyzes a comparable achievement in basketball and discusses the distinct players who have accomplished this feat.
Hurling, similar to field hockey, is the national sport of Ireland. Kilkenny has dominated Irish hurling for the past 10 years. But, a few weeks ago, an inexperienced and hungry team from Galway forced a tie in the title game, prompting another match to be held in Dublin. Only A Game’s John Sepulvado brings us this David versus Goliath story.
Gary Waleik takes advantage of Perotti’s absence and mercifully takes full control of the Sports Juke Box.
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