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FEATURE
April 30th, 2016

Ballparks And Organ Music — A Match Made In Chicago

The first time an organ was played at a baseball game wasn’t as long ago as you might think. Ballpark organists Josh Kantor, who plays for the Red Sox, and Bobby Cressey, organist for the Padres, share the unexpected history of music at the ballpark.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
April 23rd, 2016

Seeing Home: Baseball Broadcaster Ed Lucas Defies The Odds

Friendships between broadcasters and ballplayers aren’t common, but in Ed Lucas, players saw someone who had struggled as hard as they had — if not harder — to get to where he was. Ed and his son, Chris, tell their story, In Their Own Words.

FEATURED BOOK
April 23rd, 2016

David Duchovny On The Magic Of ‘Bucky Bleeping Dent’

X-Files star David Duchovny, a Yankees fan, first knew Bucky Dent as the guy whose home run sent New York to the 1978 ALCS over Boston. He later discovered from some guys on a New England roof that there was a different side to the story. Duchovny explores that side in a new novel.

IN THE NEWS
April 16th, 2016

Meet The Tigers Fan Who Caught Five Foul Balls In One Game

If you’re a kid in Detroit, where you want to sit at the ballpark is right next to Bill Dugan. Bill Littlefield shares the story of the Tigers fan who, on Monday, caught five foul balls in one game — and then gave them all away.

In The News
April 16th, 2016

It’s Never Too Early To Panic: MLB Fans Take To Twitter

When is it too late for your favorite baseball team to turn its season around? June? July? For many baseball fans, the answer was last week. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian and the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay discuss MLB fans’ inevitable early-season panic.

COMMENTARY
April 13th, 2016

Littlefield: Welcome Back, Baseball

The Major League Baseball season is underway again. It’ll remain underway for more than six months. Bill Littlefield likes the idea that once April arrives, baseball seems to go on every day and forever.

IN THE NEWS
April 9th, 2016

‘You Get To Name The Kid’ — A Baseball Coach’s Motivational Tool

Rob Querry is in his second season as head baseball coach at Heritage High School in Florida. The team had never posted a winning season, but this year, he came up with a creative way to motivate his players. Rob and his wife, Julia, share their story.

ROUNDTABLE
April 9th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Villanova Wins, Tennis Ball Controversy, Race In Baseball

Did we just witness the five most exciting seconds in March Madness history? Did you know men and women play with different tennis balls? And is baseball too white?

FEATURE
April 9th, 2016

The Musical Stylings Of Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully

L.A. Times columnist Chris Erskine has spent the last few months on a quest to figure out why Dodgers announcer Vin Scully’s iconic voice has resonated with generations of baseball fans. This week he released his findings, and the answer is quite musical.

FEATURE
April 9th, 2016

Bootlegs And Ol’ Blue Eyes: Manny And The Baseball Apparel Craze

Ever wonder why wearing a jersey to a baseball game — or really any sporting event — became a thing? Bill Littlefield looked into it and followed the story all the way to Frank Sinatra.

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