Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun for 65 games Monday for his ties to Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg has some issues with Braun’s apology–or lack thereof.
Thirty years ago, George Brett hit a ninth-inning home run for the Kansas City Royals that was called off because he had pine tar too far up his bat. Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times wrote about the infamous “Pine Tar Incident” and its aftermath and joins Bill Littlefield.
In Idaho, the son of the man many consider to be the best hockey player ever is trying to make it as a baseball player. Reporter Scott Graf caught up with Boise Hawks outfielder Trevor Gretzky.
Facing a federal lawsuit, Lance Armstrong now claims that the Postal Service should have known he was doping, despite all of his denials to the contrary. Got that? Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal helps Bill make sense of the latest court filings.
When Only A Game debuted 20 years ago, our first show featured the story of a baseball game between college stars and retired Boston Red Sox. There were prescient references to NFL concussions and James “Whitey” Bulger, too. Bill Littlefield looks back at the way it all began.
In his new book ‘Class A Baseball In The Middle Of Everywhere,’ Lucas Mann tells story of the Class A LumberKings and their fans in Clinton, Iowa. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss efforts to remove former tight end and current murder suspect Aaron Hernandez from the collective sports memory; approved changes to Chicago’s Wrigley Field; and the death of former boxer Emile Griffith. Plus, Charlie and Bill look back on 20 years of OAG with a special guest.
Los Angeles’ second MLS team is last in the Western Conference, but Chivas USA has bigger issues than its on-field performance. Bill Littlefield looks at the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by two former coaches and its potential impact on the league’s image.
Every year, prose writers and poets gather at Vermont College of Fine Arts for a friendly game of softball. They aren’t very good. But, as Only A Game’s Karen Given discovered, athletic talent is of little consequence.
OAG’s Gary Waleik tries to remember every song used on the program over the last two decades, and comes up with only the four most recent.
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