MLB general managers Dan Duquette, Ben Cherington and Neal Huntington share more than an occupation. They also share an alma mater. Duquette, GM of the Baltimore Orioles, joins Bill Littlefield to explain how a small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts has created a pipeline to MLB front offices.
The Baltimore Orioles are in Sarasota, Fla., finishing up spring training, but back home in Baltimore, the competition to make the team is just as fierce. The Orioles held open tryouts for ballboys and ballgirls. WTMD reporter Sam Gallant took his chance at a part time job.
On Jan. 19, Major League Baseball lost two Hall of Famers when Earl Weaver and Stan Musial passed away. Bill Littlefield reflects on the careers of Weaver and Musial and speaks with Musial biographer George Vecsey about the St. Louis Cardinals legend.
After ending last season in the cellar of the A.L.East, Baltimore could make the playoffs for the first time since 1997. What are the secrets to the Orioles’ success? Bill talks with Dan Connolly, who covers the team for the Baltimore Sun.
This week on Only A Game, will Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s decision to start Michael Vick at quarterback pay off? Plus, we figure out how Buck Showalter turned around the last-place Baltimore Orioles, and Jon Wertheim discusses changing attitudes to mental illness in sports.
The Baltimore Orioles have made a remarkable turnaround since manager Buck Showalter took over the team at the end of July. See Doug Tribou’s photos of the Orioles at Fenway Park and listen to his story Saturday on Only A Game.