Beards have been sprouting up on Red Sox players since spring training. Only A Game’s Karen Given takes a look at this year’s playoff phenomenon.
Excitement is building as Boston faces Detroit in the ALCS. But Bill Littlefield isn’t quite sure these new Red Sox are any better than the old.
MLB general managers Dan Duquette, Ben Cherington and Neal Huntington share more than an occupation. They also share an alma mater. Duquette, GM of the Baltimore Orioles, joins Bill Littlefield to explain how a small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts has created a pipeline to MLB front offices.
The Boston Red Sox are hoping to close the 2013 MLB season on a high note after acquiring pitcher Jake Peavy at the trade deadline. Bill Littlefield was at Fenway Park after the news broke.
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.”
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.