In Depth
April 18th, 2015

N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades … And Upgrades

Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

Jackie Robinson Day And The Breaking Of Baseball’s Color Barrier

On April 15, 1968, Jackie Robinson desegregated Major League Baseball.

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.

April 11th, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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