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Roundtable
June 4th, 2016

3 Stories: LeBron Fatigue, Barry Bonds, Pro Boxers In Rio

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers deserve more attention? Why is Barry Bonds saying he’s regretful? And will allowing pro boxers to participate in the Summer Olympics be good or bad for the sport? Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal and Shira Springer of the Boston Globe join Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
June 4th, 2016

#KilltheWin: An Attack On A Flawed — But Historic — Statistic

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny thinks the method used to measure a pitcher’s record no longer holds any meaning. He’s campaigning to #KillTheWin. But others believe the stat is too deeply rooted in the sport’s history to ever disappear.

Commentary
May 28th, 2016

To Change The Culture Of Sports, Try Putting Women In Charge

Baylor University football players stood by their former coach this week, after he was fired for his part in ignoring and covering up crimes against women. Bill Littlefield offers a potential solution for a problem that reaches far beyond Baylor.

Featured Book
May 28th, 2016

The Sabermetricians Who Got To Run A (Real) Baseball Team

Baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller may have finally settled the debate between baseball traditionalists and sabermetricians. The two statisticians-turned-managers shared a story from their book, “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work.”

Feature
May 28th, 2016

Proudly (And Not So Proudly) We Sing The National Anthem

Once the game has begun, sports fans don’t often find themselves thinking about the performers who sang the national anthem. But two incidents last Saturday night — one good, one bad — kept fans talking all through the week.

In Their Own Words
May 21st, 2016
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Tommy Warren: A WWII Veteran Turned MLB Pitcher

Tommy Warren was set to join MLB as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1941. But Pearl Harbor interrupted Warren’s plans to pitch in the Majors. Instead, he joined the Navy. Tommy Warren’s son, David, tells his father’s story, In His Own Words.

Charlie Pierce
May 21st, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Everything seems to be falling into place this postseason for LeBron James. Will his Cavaliers take home the NBA title in 2016? Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss LeBron as well as star pitching in Chicago and the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.

Roundtable
May 21st, 2016

3 Stories: Zero Latino Managers, NCAA Concussion Lawsuits, David Ortiz

What questions does the firing of former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez raise about MLB’s diversity problem? Is college football more vulnerable than the NFL to concussion lawsuits? Should fans beg David Ortiz not to retire? Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
May 21st, 2016

Not Dead Yet: The Unpredictable History Of Baseball’s Bunt

Baseball’s bunt is dead‚Ķmaybe. Bill Littlefield delves into the past, present and possible future of baseball’s much-maligned maneuver.

Charlie Pierce
May 14th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce tackle the NBA’s unanimous decision to name Steph Curry MVP, Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout game and the San Jose Sharks’ postseason run. Plus, how did a fisherman’s tragic mistake cost him a world record?

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