Before he earned two World Series rings, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was told he was too small to play baseball. He didn’t listen and now he’s inspired one teenage girl to ignore the critics who say girls should stick to softball. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou has our story.
Major League Baseball’s hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.
The DH will come to MLB’s National League soon, Jesse Spector of the Sporting News argues. Why? It makes financial sense for the players and the owners. Spector joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Former player and manager Gil Hodges is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mort Zachter, author of ‘Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life,’ pleads his case to Bill Littlefield.
After former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling turned to Twitter to congratulate his daughter for choosing a college, she became the target of obscene tweets. Schilling speaks with Bill Littlefield about the controversy and the lines between privacy and public lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.