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