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In Depth
December 13th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs: The New NL Central Favorites?

With manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester on board, the Cubs may be in the running for their first division title since 2008. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch assesses the team’s chances — and explains why he may never be able to return to his hometown.

In Depth
November 29th, 2014

Bill Littlefield, Willie Mays And The ‘Cheshire Cat’ Grin

After including a poem about his childhood hero in his new book, “Take Me Out,” Bill Littlefield got some exciting news: Willie Mays had read the poem. But that’s just the beginning of Bill’s story.

In Depth
November 15th, 2014

Time Crunch: Pro Sports Leagues Work To Shorten Games

To compete for fans’ time, pro sports leagues are taking steps to shorten their games. For our look at the latest experiments, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with an expert on time about how sports fit into our busy lives.

In The News
November 1st, 2014

Bumgarner Leads Giants Over Royals In World Series

The San Francisco Giants have won their third World Series in five years. Bill Littlefield looks back at the mastery of series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the Royals’ disappointment after a magical season.

Commentary
October 29th, 2014

An MLB General Manager’s Offseason To-Do List

With the baseball season coming to a close, Bill Littlefield offers his suggestions for general managers aiming to have their teams in the World Series next season.

Feature
October 25th, 2014

At The Fall Classic, MLB Broadcaster Honors A Friend’s Final Wish

Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews’ best friend died last year. When his widow Arnie Arnesen called to ask for help speading his ashes during the World Series, Matthews said yes. Matthews and Arnesen join Bill Littlefield to tell their story.

In The News
October 25th, 2014

Is It Time To Forgive Barry Bonds?

Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king, remains the face of MLB’s steroid era. Michael Powell of The New York Times thinks Bonds gets too much blame. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
October 25th, 2014
By Greg Echlin

Run, Royals, (Pinch) Run!

All postseason, the Kansas City Royals’ x-factor has been their speed on the basepaths. Much of their success can be attributed to their use of the pinch-runner. Greg Echlin brings us the story.

Commentary
October 22nd, 2014

Remembering Bart Giamatti, A Baseball Fan

Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the legacy of former MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti, who was a fan of the game above all else.

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

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