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February 18th, 2015

Welcome Back, A-Rod. We Missed You.

After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod’s recent handwritten apology, Only A Game’s Karen Given instead explains why she’s grateful to have the former star back in the spotlight.

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February 14th, 2015
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Ambidextrous Pitcher Still Looking For A Chance In The Majors

Switch-hitters are common in baseball. But switch-pitchers? Not so much. Greg Echlin speaks with Pat Venditte, who’s trying to work his way up to the big leagues.

Interview
February 14th, 2015

MLB Film Details Gay Player’s Road To Inclusion

Former major league outfielder Billy Bean publicly came out as gay four years after he retired from baseball. Now he’s returning to MLB as the league’s Ambassador for Inclusion. Bean joins Bill Littlefield to share his story and discuss his new role.

January 31st, 2015

‘Mr. Cub:’ One Newspaperman’s Encounter With Ernie Banks

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.

In The News
January 24th, 2015

With Max Scherzer, Are Nationals World Series Favorites?

The Washington Nationals signed ace Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal worth $210 million. Does the addition of Scherzer make the Nationals the favorite to win the World Series? The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga makes a case.

In Depth
January 24th, 2015

Bud Selig’s Legacy As Commissioner Of Major League Baseball

Bud Selig stepped down as commissioner of baseball this past weekend. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian talks about some of Selig’s moves as commissioner and puts Selig’s legacy into perspective.

In Depth
January 17th, 2015

MLB’s Antitrust Status Remains After Almost A Century

Major League Baseball has been exempt from antitrust laws for 92 years. Nathaniel Grow, a legal studies professor who has written a book about the exemption, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the first antitrust suit brought against MLB.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Four New Members

The Baseball Hall of Fame is getting four new members: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, along with Craig Biggio. Bill Littlefield has the rundown on the new electees.

Interview
December 27th, 2014

Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee: Still Pitching

Twenty years after being featured on Only A Game’s first show, Bill Lee returns to the program to update Bill Littlefield on his current hobbies: making bats and pitching.

In Depth
December 13th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs: The New NL Central Favorites?

With manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester on board, the Cubs may be in the running for their first division title since 2008. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch assesses the team’s chances — and explains why he may never be able to return to his hometown.

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