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In Depth
April 25th, 2015

April 17, 1979: The Night Only 250 Fans Showed Up In Oakland

On a chilly April night in 1979, the Oakland Athletics sold only 653 tickets. (No, we didn’t forget to include any zeros.) And the number of baseball fans who actually showed up was much lower. Reporter Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
April 23rd, 2015

Reds’ Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

Feature
April 18th, 2015

MLB’s DH Debate: Ortiz, Molitor, Davis Weigh In

MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.

In Depth
April 18th, 2015

N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades … And Upgrades

Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

Jackie Robinson Day And The Breaking Of Baseball’s Color Barrier

On April 15, 1968, Jackie Robinson desegregated Major League Baseball.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

New MLB Pace-Of-Game Rules Are Working

Baseball games are speeding up thanks to new pace-of-game rules implemented prior to the 2015 season.

In The News
April 11th, 2015

Sports Illustrated Documents Milton Bradley’s History Of Domestic Violence

In a new piece for Sports Illustrated, Michael McKnight and Jon Wertheim reconstruct a 10-year period when MLB teams ignored warning signs that outfielder Milton Bradley was abusing his wife. McKnight joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the piece.

Feature
April 11th, 2015
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The Woman Who Lured The Dodgers To L.A.

The Dodgers left Brooklyn in 1957, breaking fans’ hearts. Owner Walter O’Malley gets the blame, but he was lured west by Roz Wyman, a young L.A. city councilwoman. On Opening Day, reporter John Rabe joined Wyman, now 84, at Dodger Stadium.

Commentary
April 11th, 2015

Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball’s Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins built a brand new, $500-million stadium with a retractable roof, but they still managed to have a rain delay. Bill Littlefield explains.

Feature
April 11th, 2015

mlbHarmony: Online Matchmaking For Major League Baseball Fans

Still looking for a baseball team to root for this season? The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa introduces Bill Littlefield to the Major League Baseball Fan Compatibility Test.

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