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October 9th, 2014
By Eric Larrabee

A Brief History Of Feel-Good Sports Moments

Sports is all about winning — except when it isn’t. The New England Patriots reminded us of that last Sunday.

In Depth
October 4th, 2014

MLB Playoffs: A Guide For Haters

For the second year, the New York Yankees failed to reach the playoffs. So who are MLB fans supposed to root against this October? Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has updated his “Hateability Index” of the least loveable teams in baseball.

In The News
September 27th, 2014

A Year of Disappointment For New York Baseball

Which of New York’s MLB teams had the more disappointing season? The New York Post’s Mike Vaccaro joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Mets’ missteps — both on the field and on social media — and the Yankees’ lackluster sendoff for Derek Jeter.

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.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.

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.”

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.

Commentary
November 20th, 2013

She Waked The Babe

Bill Littlefield is occasionally asked to share his stories. This week, he shares someone else’s.

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