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In Their Own Words
June 4th, 2016

Jim Palmer Remembers Staring Down His Childhood Hero

When a young Jim Palmer went to his first Yankee game, he had no idea he’d be facing off against that team’s best player just 10 years later.

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.

Charlie Pierce
May 28th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Baylor University has terminated head football coach Art Briles and demoted president Ken Starr. Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce consider the impact this could have on how universities and football programs handle sexual assault.

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.”

Roundtable
May 28th, 2016

3 Stories: NFL CTE Funding, Matt Harvey, Draymond Green’s Low Blow

Did the NFL try to bully the National Institutes of Health? Should Matt Harvey be so harshly criticized for not talking to the press after a loss? Did the NBA get Draymond Green’s punishment right? Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com and David Steele of Sporting News join Bill Littlefield.

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.

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 7th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce breaks down the wild NBA playoff game between the Thunder and the Spurs. Bill and Charlie also marvel at Jaromir Jagr’s ability to turn back time and Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s Cinco De Mayo celebration. Plus, will the Cavaliers’ three-point record last until June?

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