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August 30th, 2014
By Greg Echlin

For Kansas City Royals’ G.M., Patience Pays Off

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs since they won the 1985 World Series. But that may change this year, thanks in large part to the efforts — and patience — of general manager Dayton Moore.

Feature
August 23rd, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

7,985 Miles From Williamsport: Hong Kong Plays Little League

Making it as a baseball player in Hong Kong isn’t easy. The fields are unkempt and the opportunities limited. But, as reporter Charlie Schroeder learns, there’s something to gain from learning America’s national pastime abroad.

In The News
August 23rd, 2014

Little League World Series Puts Kids In Bright Spotlight

Has the celebration and commercialization of Little League baseball gone too far? Melissa Isaacson of ESPN — which broadcasts the Little League World Series — joins Bill Littlefield to look at the spotlight being placed on young kids. .

Commentary
August 20th, 2014

‘If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame:’ What’s Happened To Youth Baseball?

With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.

Only A Blog
August 13th, 2014

“Here we go, baseball…here…we… ‘YAWN’…go… ‘YAWWWWNNNN’…”

In less time than it takes Major League umps to rule on plays subject to video review, Only A Game’s Gary Waleik delivers a plea for shorter baseball games…or at least shorter broadcasts.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

80 Years Later, Gastonia, N.C. Mayor Issues Apology Thanks To OAG Listener

After Bill Littlefield’s conversation with the author of ‘A Home Run For Bunny,’ an OAG listener passed along the story of Bunny Taliaferro to the mayor of Gastonia, N.C. After reading the book, Mayor Bridgeman did his best to right some historical wrongs.

In The News
August 2nd, 2014

Lester, Lackey Gone As Sox Deal Big At Deadline

A flurry of trades from the Red Sox at the deadline have altered pennant races in multiple divisions (and leagues), while leaving the Fenway Faithful with mixed opinions. Bill Littlefield has the story and a reaction or two.

Interview
July 19th, 2014

Has Derek Jeter’s Celebration Turned Into Deification?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.

Commentary
July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

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