Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren’t.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On April 15, 1968, Jackie Robinson desegregated Major League Baseball.
Baseball games are speeding up thanks to new pace-of-game rules implemented prior to the 2015 season.
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.
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.
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.