With Spring Training getting underway and Opening Day just over a month away, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming MLB season.
This week, a report linked Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun to a controversial clinic in South Florida. Braun issued a statement saying his lawyers consulted with Biogenesis about his successful appeal of a suspension for steroid use. CBSSports.com baseball columnist Danny Knobler joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the ongoing fallout.
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may have been using as many as 19 different products over the past several years. Bill Littlefield attempts to put the excess in perspective.
Lance Armstrong has confessed to Oprah, and those who promote American cycling are left to clean up the mess. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story.
On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not elect a single player to the Hall of Fame. ESPN.com writer and OAG baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian tells Bill Littlefield his job as a Hall of Fame voter has become increasingly difficult.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes first-timers Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens. Rob Neyer of SB Nation joins Bill to discuss the likelihood that any of the three, all accused of using steroids, will receive enough votes to reach the Hall of Fame.
This week Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek, and RadioShack were among the pack of advertisers pulling away from former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Bill speaks with Michael McCarthy, who covers sports business for Sports Biz USA and Advertising Age.
Tyler Hamilton’s new book details his life in the world of professional cycling and the pressures to use performance-enhancing drugs in order to win on the global stage. Bill Littlefield spoke with Hamilton and his co-author Daniel Coyne about ‘The Secret Race.’
National League MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for steroids in October and was suspended for 50 games. It was announced on Thursday that the suspension would be overturned. Bill Littlefield has more.
Bill updates some significant stories in the news this week, including Barry Bonds’ sentencing; Mike McQueary’s testimony against Penn State officials accused of lying to a grand jury; and the ongoing investigation into Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd’s alleged drug business.