None of this year’s inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are still alive. How will Cooperstown handle a ceremony that’s light on living star power because of Steroids Era backlash? David Sommerstein of of North Country Public Radio has our story.
The Oakland A’s have performed well this season, as their home venue continues to become more and more decrepit and outdated. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story.
Why would an NHL star walk away from a lucrative contract to play for a lesser league? Former New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Kontinental Hockey League next year, and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sielski says he’ll benefit from Russia’s lower tax rate.
Soccer players in Massachusetts got a chance to learn some of the secrets behind FC Barcelona’s success during a youth camp run by the club this week. Bill Littlefield reports.
When she was 17, Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. That much is certain. Whether the whiffs were scripted is up for debate. Tony Horwitz of Smithsonian Magazine attempted to get to the bottom of the controversy and speaks with Bill about what he found.
We air stories and interviews. Listeners listen to them. Then some listeners respond to them. And we respond to those listeners. Got it? Bill Littlefield has the details.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the delayed suspensions in baseball’s Biogenesis scandal, Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s retirement plan, and the latest doping allegations to hit track and field.
Once a thing of the Space-Age future, hovercrafts now exist. An Ohio golf course is about to become the first club to put them into regular use as golf carts. Bill Littlefield speaks to the course’s managing director about the plan.
Sportswriter Red Smith spent nearly 50 years writing newspaper sports columns. And he was one of the best at it. Bill talks with Dan Okrent, who edited a new anthology of the legend’s work.
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the songs on this week’s show.
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