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February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King To Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Commentary
February 15th, 2014

Derek Jeter: Going, Going … Not Quite Gone

Derek Jeter is retiring, but not until the end of the 2014 MLB season. Bill ponders why Jeter decided to let everyone know so far in advance.

Commentary
February 8th, 2014

Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits, Will Serve Suspension

Major League Baseball characterized Rodriguez’s decision as “in everyone’s best interest.”

In The News
January 11th, 2014

Glavine, Maddux, Thomas Bound For Hall of Fame

After voters spurned the entire field a year ago, three former players were elected to the Hall of Fame this time around. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas each received the necessary 75 percent of the vote. But ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says it’s time for a new system.

Commentary
December 18th, 2013

Hoping For New Rules In The New Year

Last week Major League Baseball unveiled a new rule aimed at reducing head injuries. Bill Littlefield hopes more changes in other sports are on the way in 2014.

In The News
December 14th, 2013

Cooperstown Adds Three Skippers And A Scribe

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian breaks down the Baseball Hall of Fame’s latest inductees and assesses a proposal that would ban collisions at home plate.

Commentary
December 4th, 2013

Ellsbury Is Latest Star To Swap Red Socks For Pinstripes

Fresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston’s archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.

In The News
November 23rd, 2013

Alex Rodriguez’s Contentious Arbitration

Alex Rodriguez is fighting the 211-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball for alleged doping. But on Wednesday, he walked out of his own arbitration hearing. Bill speaks with Wendy Thurm, who’s been following the story for FanGraphs.com.

In Depth
November 2nd, 2013

An Insider's Look At The World Series

OAG’s Karen Given has been covering the Red Sox throughout their World Series Championship run. She shares her experience with Bill Littlefield.

Feature
October 26th, 2013

Cardinal Michael Wacha Is A Rookie Star

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha is just 22 years old, but he is 4-0 this postseason. Bill Littlefield looks at Wacha’s sudden stardom.

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