Pitcher Gregg Olson reached his first and only All-Star Game in 1990. And so did catcher Greg Olson. They haven’t spoken since. On the 25th anniversary of that game, Bill Littlefield got Greg and Gregg on the phone together to remember the coincidence — and to find out what happens to all those baseball cards that get mailed to the wrong Olson.
Most athletes will never be drafted by one pro team, let alone two. Notre Dame graduate Pat Connaughton signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 and this week was chosen in the NBA Draft. In an interview with Bill Littlefield, Connaughton says he’s not ready to pick one sport over the other.
Bill Littlefield explains why we care about the numbers of runs, innings, points, and goals in sports.
Home runs are usually cause for celebration, but ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian called the Baltimore Orioles first home run in their game against the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday the “eeriest thing I’ve seen in a long time.” He joins Bill Littlefield to describe what it’s like to watch Major League game in an empty ballpark.
Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren’t.
From a sullen Buck Showalter to a horizontal Mike Moustakas, Only A Game has compiled the best photos from the first three rounds of the 2014 MLB playoffs.
Back in the playoffs for the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals have advanced to the American League Championship Series. Can they beat the Baltimore Orioles? Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star weighs in.
Still despairing the departure of summer? Here’s something to cheer you up — postseason baseball! Only A Game has your MLB playoff primer.
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.