Bill Littlefield offers a poem dedicated to Red Sox fans grieving the terrible month of September.
After losing all three games in their last series against the Rays, the Red Sox have fallen even further behind the Yankees in the AL East standings. Bill Littlefield comments about the recent Sox disappointment through the eyes of a habitual viewer: his mother.
Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield knows a lot about rebounding from a tough year. He gave up the series-ending home run to New York’s Aaron Boone in the 2003 ALCS. But the following season, he won 12 games and beat the Yankees in the postseason, helping the Sox win their first World Series in 86 years. Bill met up with Wakefield at Fenway Park to discuss the pitcher’s new autobiography, Knuckler: My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch.
The Boston Red Sox began the season by losing three straight the Texas Rangers. Then they lost to Cleveland in their fourth game. This start has Bill Littlefield hoping for better days.
The Baltimore Orioles have made a remarkable turnaround since manager Buck Showalter took over the team at the end of July. See Doug Tribou’s photos of the Orioles at Fenway Park and listen to his story Saturday on Only A Game.
This week on Only A Game, a look at professional disc golf, complete with caddies, announcers, and – before you laugh – a $50,000 purse. Plus, the latest from the US Open, and Bill speaks with the author of Lost Dogs, a book that tells the story of the pit bulls that survived Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation.
Bill Lee’s strange antics and outspoken nature made him a Boston Red Sox legend. So his fans won’t be too surprised to learn that the 63-year-old “Spaceman” will take the mound again this week…for the CanAm League’s Brockton Rox. Bill Littlefield provides his comment on the return of one of baseball’s great characters.
Despite two straight walk-off wins, the Boston Red Sox have the fifth-worst record in the majors, and sit five games behind the Yankees and Rays in the AL East. Sure, it’s only April, but Bill thinks it’s never too early for Sox fans to start eyeing the panic button.
Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training this week, and it’s got the baseball world buzzing. However, one of our listeners isn’t all smiles, as she’s realized that the Red Sox “Opening Day” will be played…at night. Should one of baseball’s cherished traditions be cast aside for better ratings? Only A Game wants to know what you think!
Bill Littlefield is still thinking about the game from which Boston Red Sox hitter Kevin Youkilis was ejected for, among other trespasses, throwing his helmet at the Detroit Tigers pitcher who’d plunked him in the back.