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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.

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April 9th, 2014

What This Year’s Boston Marathon Is About

Perhaps staging the largest, loudest Boston Marathon ever will be a way to say that “the best” can exercise “passionate intensity” in asserting that madness and murderous violence won’t prevail.

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April 5th, 2014
By Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom

Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras reflects on the game that helped her to realize that she loved basketball.

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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.

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March 26th, 2014

March Madness, Money Madness

Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.

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March 19th, 2014

At Home With The Michigan Lugnuts

As the opening of the baseball season approaches, Bill Littlefield has found a housing opportunity for fans who don’t want their baseball experience to end when the last batter has been retired.

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March 12th, 2014

H.S. Hockey Game Produces Seven Overtimes, Two Champions

On Saturday, two Ohio high school hockey teams played a state championship to remember. The game lasted seven overtimes before the teams were declared co-champions. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the decision to stop the game.

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March 5th, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s Final Wish

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.

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February 26th, 2014

Collins, Sam Show Signs Of Progress

As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.

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February 22nd, 2014

‘The Fight Of Their Lives’ Chronicles 1965 Roseboro-Marichal Fight

When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.

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