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In Depth
May 31st, 2014

Braves’ Move To Cobb County Raises Suspicions

Turner Field opened in 1997, but the Atlanta Braves are looking to move. Officials in Cobb County, Georgia, approved a $392-million deal for a new stadium. Some residents have complained that the process was too secretive. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joins us to explain.

Commentary
May 28th, 2014

Is Baseball’s Pace Too Slow? Or Just Right?

Baseball games have become nearly 30 minutes longer over the past decade. But, is that necessarily a bad thing? Bill Littlefield joins the debate.

Featured Book
April 26th, 2014

‘Dominican Baseball’ Illuminates Relationship Between MLB And Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic supplies the largest number of foreign players to Major League Baseball. In ‘Dominican Baseball,’ Alan Klein details the relationship between MLB and the country. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book.

Featured Book
April 19th, 2014

Remembering ‘The Bilko Athletic Club’

Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.

Interview
April 19th, 2014

A Conversation With Baseball Legend Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench won two World Series and two National League MVP awards in his Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss baseball cards, his career and more.

Commentary
April 16th, 2014

On Baseball In April

The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.

Commentary
April 2nd, 2014

Casino Logo Added To Fenway’s Green Monster

The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It’s an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some fans may be uncomfortable with the change.

Featured Music
March 29th, 2014

The Baseball Project Reaches Third (Album)

When former members of R.E.M. get together with other talented musicians, what do they choose to write songs about? Baseball, of course. Bill speaks with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey about “3rd,” the third album from The Baseball Project.

Featured Book
March 29th, 2014

‘A Nice Little Place On The North Side’ Chronicles Wrigley’s Role In Cubs’ Struggles

George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.

In The News
March 29th, 2014

Back From Down Under, MLB Set For 2014 Season

After a sneak preview Down Under, baseball is set to open the 2014 season in earnest in North America. Based on the predictions he’s seen, Bill Littlefield says anything could happen.

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