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.
New York Yankees
Major League Baseball characterized Rodriguez’s decision as “in everyone’s best interest.”
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.
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.
Bill Littlefield is occasionally asked to share his stories. This week, he shares someone else’s.
Baseball is bigger than who wins the World Series. Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella recalls the beginning of her love of baseball.
The MLB Players Association has appealed the 211-game suspension of Alex Rodriguez. What’s next for the former MVP? Bill Littlefield shares insights from A-Rod’s high school coach, Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann, and CBSSports.com National Baseball Writer Danny Knobler.
Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games, leading some fans to lament the state of the game. Bill Littlefield offers some encouraging words.
Thirty years ago, George Brett hit a ninth-inning home run for the Kansas City Royals that was called off because he had pine tar too far up his bat. Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times wrote about the infamous “Pine Tar Incident” and its aftermath and joins Bill Littlefield.
Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun for 65 games Monday for his ties to Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg has some issues with Braun’s apology–or lack thereof.