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In Depth
May 16th, 2015

Teams Honoring The Military: Feel Good Moment … For Sale?

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.

Featured Book
May 16th, 2015

Was Baseball Great Ty Cobb Really A Racist? New Biography Says No

A new biography of baseball legend Ty Cobb disputes the long-held beliefs that Cobb was a racist and a dirty player. Author Charles Leerhsen joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his research exposed earlier stories of Cobb as lies.

In The News
May 2nd, 2015

Citing Fan Safety, Baltimore Orioles Close Stadium

Home runs are usually cause for celebration, but ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian called the Baltimore Orioles first home run in their game against the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday the “eeriest thing I’ve seen in a long time.” He joins Bill Littlefield to describe what it’s like to watch Major League game in an empty ballpark.

Only A Blog
April 29th, 2015
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To Hit, Or Not To Hit? NL Pitchers Have Different Opinions

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season after injuring his Achilles during an at-bat. His injury has sparked more debate over the DH rule.

In Depth
April 25th, 2015

April 17, 1979: The Night Only 250 Fans Showed Up In Oakland

On a chilly April night in 1979, the Oakland Athletics sold only 653 tickets. (No, we didn’t forget to include any zeros.) And the number of baseball fans who actually showed up was much lower. Reporter Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
April 23rd, 2015

Reds’ Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

Feature
April 18th, 2015

MLB’s DH Debate: Ortiz, Molitor, Davis Weigh In

MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.

In Depth
April 18th, 2015

N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades … And Upgrades

Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

Jackie Robinson Day And The Breaking Of Baseball’s Color Barrier

On April 15, 1968, Jackie Robinson desegregated Major League Baseball.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

New MLB Pace-Of-Game Rules Are Working

Baseball games are speeding up thanks to new pace-of-game rules implemented prior to the 2015 season.

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