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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.

In The News
April 11th, 2015

Sports Illustrated Documents Milton Bradley’s History Of Domestic Violence

In a new piece for Sports Illustrated, Michael McKnight and Jon Wertheim reconstruct a 10-year period when MLB teams ignored warning signs that outfielder Milton Bradley was abusing his wife. McKnight joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the piece.

Feature
April 11th, 2015
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The Woman Who Lured The Dodgers To L.A.

The Dodgers left Brooklyn in 1957, breaking fans’ hearts. Owner Walter O’Malley gets the blame, but he was lured west by Roz Wyman, a young L.A. city councilwoman. On Opening Day, reporter John Rabe joined Wyman, now 84, at Dodger Stadium.

Commentary
April 11th, 2015

Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball’s Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins built a brand new, $500-million stadium with a retractable roof, but they still managed to have a rain delay. Bill Littlefield explains.

Feature
April 11th, 2015

mlbHarmony: Online Matchmaking For Major League Baseball Fans

Still looking for a baseball team to root for this season? The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa introduces Bill Littlefield to the Major League Baseball Fan Compatibility Test.

Only A Blog
April 8th, 2015

Remembering Baseball’s George ‘Boomer’ Scott

When spring arrives and baseball begins, it’s a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it’s also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.

Featured Book
April 4th, 2015

‘Baseball’s Flawed Genius’ Chronicles Billy Martin’s Unpredictable Life

Billy Martin, who managed the Yankees on five separate occasions, was considered a brilliant baseball mind. But his off-field troubles haunted him. Bill Pennington joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his biography of the former player and manager.

Interview
April 4th, 2015

Reds’ Nursing Suite: A New Formula To Attract (Very) Young Fans

After fans asked the Cincinnati Reds to put chairs in the ladies’ room for nursing mothers, the organization decided to take it a step further by creating a dedicated suite for breastfeeding. Reds COO — and father of five — Phil Castellini joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the project.

In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Tim Kurkjian’s Strange And Surprising Opening Day Stories

What’s the only time that every player on a team started the game with the exact same batting average that they ended the game? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to answer that question and share some of his favorite Opening Day stories from seasons past.

In Depth
March 28th, 2015

As Tommy John Surgeries Soar, MLB Focuses On Youth Baseball

One recent survey found one-in-four MLB pitchers has had Tommy John surgery. What’s behind baseball’s injury epidemic? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks experts — and Tommy John himself.

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