Former Texas first baseman Pete O’Brien never made the playoffs during his days in Arlington. But he’s excited about the Rangers’ chances to win the first World Series title in franchise history. With the series against St. Louis tied at one game apiece, O’Brien joins us from his home in Texas.
The World Series begins tonight in St. Louis, where the National League Champion Cardinals will be hosting the American League Champion Texas Rangers. The focus of the baseball world should be on that series, though, as Bill Littlefield has noticed, that’s not entirely the case.
The Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and St. Louis Cardinals are all in hot pursuit of the October Classic, but only two teams will make the cut. Only A Game analyst Tim Kurkjian of ESPN is on the show with all the latest updates.
The Detroit Tigers will face last year’s AL champs, the Texas Rangers, in a best-of-seven series for the American League title. Bill Littlefield previews the series, which starts this Saturday in Dallas and updates the National League.
Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Tony Romo has a broken collarbone and his team has the worst record in the NFC. The Texas Rangers were soundly defeated in the World Series and their ace, Cliff Lee, may be on his way out of town. But Dallas sports fans won’t let that bring their spirits down. Only A Game’s Karen Given reports from Arlington, Texas.
Before game one of the World Series, a group of Giants legends from the team’s New York and San Francisco eras threw out ceremonial first pitches. Bill reflects on some old Giants memories in his commentary.
The San Francisco Giants have shown they can pitch and hit in taking the first two games of the World Series from the Texas Rangers. Bill speaks to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian to find out if the Rangers can turn it around at home.
Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but do they have good reason for staying away from Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel? This week on Only A Game, we’ll hear some stories from the supposedly haunted hostel. Plus, we break down the World Series with Tim Kurkjian and Bill reports from the world-beating, future NBA Champion Miami Heat’s opening loss the Boston Celtics.
The only curse hanging over the Red Sox is that Boston has been the second best team on the field during a lot of post-season games, whether the sox happened to be playing the Cardinals, the Reds, the Mets, or — cue the scary music — the Yankees.
Roger Clemens, who will post his 300th win in the major leagues soon, if not very soon, first pitched in the bigs 19 years and a week ago.