The first time an organ was played at a baseball game wasn’t as long ago as you might think. Ballpark organists Josh Kantor, who plays for the Red Sox, and Bobby Cressey, organist for the Padres, share the unexpected history of music at the ballpark.
King Richard III was reburied in March of 2015 in Leicester, England. Ever since then, Leicester’s soccer team has done remarkably well. Only A Game’s Karen Given explores the superstitious buzz surrounding Richard III and Leicester City.
During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.
There was a time before sports stadiums had Jumbotrons (and the obligatory “kiss cam” to go with them). Will there be a time after as well? SB Nation’s Mary Pilon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the past, present and future of these giant video boards.
Will the Chicago Cubs ever win the World Series? Did the New York Mets recruit a fictional baseball-great or is second baseman Daniel Murphy really just suddenly that good? And how might not requiring bike helmets actually make cycling safer? Rob Neyer and Rachel Bachman join Bill Littlefield.
Remember our story about Jake Smith and his girlfriend, Susie? They’re the two Chicagoans who spent the 2015 MLB regular season trying to become baseball fans. With the Cubs advancing to the NLCS, we decided to follow up.
Should pitchers be using fastballs as a form of retaliation? Would it be best for Chicago Cubs fans if their team didn’t end up winning the World Series…ever? And what’s making boxing more popular at universities around the country? Rachel Bachman and Craig Calcaterra join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Most sports fans choose their teams as kids. But what if you never followed sports growing up? Is it still possible to become a fan later in life? Independent producer Jake Smith spent the summer trying to become a White Sox supporter.
After reports that 14 NFL teams received money from the Department of Defense and National Guard for staging on-field tributes to soldiers and veterans, the U.S. House condemned “paid-for patriotism.” Michael Cygan is a veteran who was honored at a sporting event, and he joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died last week. The passing of “Mr. Cub” offered Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg the opportunity to reflect on his own career.