After spending $10 million and catching just a handful of cheaters, Texas might discontinue a program that tests high school athletes for steroids. Don Hooton has lobbied for steroid testing since his son’s death and joins Bill Littlefield.
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.
Rafael Nadal needs one more victory at the French Open to have more men’s French singles championships than any other player. The man he would pass? Max Decugis. Chris Clarey of the New York Times join Bill Littlefield to share the story of France’s long-forgotten champion.
From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.
Major League Baseball characterized Rodriguez’s decision as “in everyone’s best interest.”
The 2014 pro-tennis season is in full swing, but the International Tennis Federation is facing criticism of its anti-doping program. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times joins Bill to discuss the program and the recent reduction in penalties for two players.
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.
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.
Will any team be able to catch the Detroit Tigers? Can the Tigers change their playoff stripes? Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Free Press joins Bill Littlefield to answer these questions and more.
The Brewers occupy last place in the NL Central and recently lost star Ryan Braun to the Biogenesis scandal. As such, the team felt it owed something to the fans, so they’re giving out vouchers. LaToya Dennis reports from Milwaukee.