Sometimes we go to the sports stories and sometimes they come to us. This week Boston had more sports news than any one city needs. Bill Littlefield reflects on a wide range of “big news.”
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The Indians have a new manager, but he’s got more than a little experience. As Bill Littlefield reports, Terry Francona has Cleveland off to a hot start.
In less than two weeks, nearly $24 million has been raised for the One Fund, a charity founded by the City of Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. But, Only A Game’s Karen Given wonders how much could have been raised, if the charity had followed the example set by public radio.
While in Boston, Theo Epstein guided the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles. Now he’s hoping to break another curse with the Chicago Cubs, but it might take some time.
It’s been 40 years since the American League instituted the designated hitter rule. Bill Littlefield takes a look back, with thoughts from Hall of Fame DH Orlando Cepeda and Ron Blomberg, the very first to play the position.
With Opening Day right around the corner, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on the upcoming season and to predict a World Series champion.
This year Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrated its 100th season. Only A Game’s Karen Given looks back at some of the milestone moments that have happened under the watchful eye of the Green Monster.
The recent performances of the Boston Red Sox dominated what could have been an evening of worldly conversation with the most literary of minds. Bill Littlefield discusses all-consuming disappointment in this baseball season.
What will baseball’s young stars Bryce Harper and Mike Trout do in the second half of the season? Can the Nationals hold on to their division lead? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to answer these questions and more.
At the end of June, baseball fans have already witnessed two perfect games and two no-hitters. Is it a trend or a coincidental string of randomness? Bill Littlefield investigates.