November 18th, 2015

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.

Only A Blog
November 17th, 2015

The Links At Petco Park — And Other Ballpark Transformations

Ever wanted to hit a golf ball from home plate? San Diego Padres fans recently got the chance to do just that when Petco Park was converted into a nine-hole golf course. This inspired Only A Game to look back at other times when ballparks hosted sports other than baseball.

November 14th, 2015

Take Your Pick: Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman Of The Year Candidates

Which athlete, team or horse had the definitive performance of the year? Bill Littlefield picks out his frontrunners for who is most deserving of Sports Illustrated’s annual honor.

November 14th, 2015

Mike Tollin: Telling Stories Set In Sports

Mike Tollin is a producer/writer/director with a long and varied career. But that career has predominantly focused on one subject. Bill Littlefield spoke with Tollin this week and asked him if he always knew he wanted to tell stories about sports.

November 7th, 2015

Commentary: It Isn’t Too Early To Celebrate Torii Hunter’s Career

Torii Hunter is retiring after 19 seasons in MLB. Hunter earned nine Gold Gloves and played in five All-Star Games during his career. But Bill Littlefield will remember Hunter for something other than his impressive stats.

October 31st, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss: Kobe Bryant breaking yet another NBA record, the arrival of the Sacramento King’s real-life robocop and the UCLA freshman quarterback who put a hot tub in his dorm room.

October 31st, 2015

At Little League Tourney, Last-Place Team Finds Joy Despite Losses

While many baseball fans are focused on the World Series, little league coach Ted Flanagan is remembering a summertime tournament in Cooperstown. His team, the Lions, didn’t win a single game. But he and his players managed to find some joy.

October 31st, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Golden State, Sepp Blatter and MLB Replay

Golden State Warriors fans are happy now, but how will they feel when the team moves to San Francisco in three years? Also, what will it take to get suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stop making things worse? And how does technology help and hurt the game of baseball? Erik Malinowski and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield.

Rhymes With Bill
October 28th, 2015

Better With Age: Baseball’s Expensive Memories

The greatest moments in baseball often produce sought-after memorabilia. A jersey worn by Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista recently sold at auction for $27,606.01. This transaction has inspired Bill Littlefield to share some rhymes.

Only A Memory
October 24th, 2015

Cooperstown Remembered…Twice

For Bill Littlefield, Cooperstown is more than just a place for baseball greats. Bill remembers two Hall of Fame visits with his father…27 years apart.

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