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In Depth
September 27th, 2014

Baseball’s Playoff Mythbuster: ‘It’s An Exciting Month And Also Sort Of A Sadistic One’

Do you need veteran players? Does it matter how well your team played in September? A couple aces are a plus, right? Grantland staff writer Ben Lindbergh joins Bill Littlefield to debunk baseball’s postseason myths.

Featured Movie
September 20th, 2014

‘No No’ Chronicles Odd No-Hitter — And A Fascinating Man

Dock Ellis famously pitched a no-hitter after he dropped LSD. But, as filmmaker Jeffrey Radice shows in his new documentary, there was much more to the story of the former Pirates All-Star. Radice and Tom Reich — Ellis’ longtime agent — join Bill Littlefield.

In The News
September 20th, 2014

Ups And Downs With The Oakland A’s

The Oakland A’s had the best record in baseball as recently as Aug. 15. But since then the team has played well under .500. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s chances this postseason.

In Depth
September 13th, 2014

1924: When Washington Ruled Baseball

It’s been 90 years since the Washington Senators won the World Series. Bill Littlefield speaks with Fred Frommer, who introduces us to the characters from the 1924 team from the 27-year-old, player-manager Bucky Harris to the lovable veteran ace, Walter Johnson.

Feature
August 30th, 2014
By Greg Echlin

For Kansas City Royals’ G.M., Patience Pays Off

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs since they won the 1985 World Series. But that may change this year, thanks in large part to the efforts — and patience — of general manager Dayton Moore.

Only A Blog
August 13th, 2014

“Here we go, baseball…here…we… ‘YAWN’…go… ‘YAWWWWNNNN’…”

In less time than it takes Major League umps to rule on plays subject to video review, Only A Game’s Gary Waleik delivers a plea for shorter baseball games…or at least shorter broadcasts.

In The News
August 2nd, 2014

Lester, Lackey Gone As Sox Deal Big At Deadline

A flurry of trades from the Red Sox at the deadline have altered pennant races in multiple divisions (and leagues), while leaving the Fenway Faithful with mixed opinions. Bill Littlefield has the story and a reaction or two.

Commentary
July 26th, 2014

Crime And Punishment in Sports

How do our games respond to domestic violence? This week, the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice for two games while the Minnesota Twins canceled the ceremony to honor former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch. Bill Littlefield weighs in.

In The News
July 26th, 2014

Tim Kurkjian On Theo Epstein And MLB’s Competitive Balance Draft Lottery

The competitive balance lottery was designed to help struggling MLB franchises. So why are the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of two World Series titles in the last decade, being awarded an extra draft pick? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Interview
July 19th, 2014

Has Derek Jeter’s Celebration Turned Into Deification?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

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