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Roundtable
March 19th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: LaRoche, Spring Training, NFLPA

Should players kids’ have unlimited access to the clubhouse? Is spring training dead? And is the NFLPA making the right move by attempting to strip Roger Goodell of his disciplinary powers? The Boston Globe’s Shira Springer and Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com join Bill for this week’s roundtable.

CHARLIE PIERCE
March 5th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

With the Tampa Bay Rays announcing that they will hold a exhibition game in Cuba later this month, it might be time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to resurrect his dream of owning an MLB team in Havana. Bill and Charlie also review what some are calling the greatest baseball card discovery of all time and wonder if the Warriors will ever stop winning.

ROUNDTABLE
March 5th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Aroldis Chapman, Brandi Chastain, MLS

Does the MLB handle domestic violence cases better than the NFL? Why is Brandi Chastain’s donation of her brain to CTE research so important? And will soccers’ detractors ever change their tune? Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby joins Bill Littlefield and Karen Given.

ONLY A BLOG
March 2nd, 2016
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The Wildest Things That Have Happened At Spring Training … So Far

Spring training has officially begun and that means one thing — baseball, and all of the craziness that comes with it, is back! From raccoons to fire-breathing Lamborghinis, here are the weirdest things that have happened thus far.

COMMENTARY
February 27th, 2016

Hurray For Minor League Baseball…And Silliness

This week, minor league teams announced that they would be wearing jerseys celebrating characters from “Better Called Saul” and “Star Wars.” On a sports landscape too much given to self-important promotion, Bill Littlefield is glad there’s still a little room for the ridiculous.

Charlie Pierce
February 27th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Are the Golden State Warriors the greatest team of all time? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in. Bill and Charlie also review the results of FIFA’s election, MLB’s new rules, and Don Mattingly’s ban on facial hair.

In-Depth
February 27th, 2016

‘Casey At The Bat’ — Revisiting The Mudville Nine And DeWolf Hopper

If you say “poetry” and “baseball” to lots of people, they will think of Ernest Thayer’s doggerel “Casey at the Bat.” As players gather at spring training, Bill Littlefield takes the opportunity to embark on a literary examination of the historic poem.

COMMENTARY
February 24th, 2016

Why Does Vegas Love The Cubs?

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.

FEATURE
January 2nd, 2016

The Business Deal That Altered The Course Of Bobblehead History

Bobbleheads now have a Hall of Fame and their own day on the calendar, Jan. 7. Only A Game’s Karen Given tries to solve the mystery of why bobbleheads have ruled sports promotions since 1999.

In Depth
December 26th, 2015

Bill Littlefield, Willie Mays And The ‘Cheshire Cat’ Grin

After including a poem about his childhood hero in his book, “Take Me Out,” Bill Littlefield got some exciting news: Willie Mays had read the poem. But that’s just the beginning of Bill’s story.

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