April 16th, 2016

Meet The Tigers Fan Who Caught Five Foul Balls In One Game

If you’re a kid in Detroit, where you want to sit at the ballpark is right next to Bill Dugan. Bill Littlefield shares the story of the Tigers fan who, on Monday, caught five foul balls in one game — and then gave them all away.

April 16th, 2016

No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less

No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What’s surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.

In The News
April 16th, 2016

It’s Never Too Early To Panic: MLB Fans Take To Twitter

When is it too late for your favorite baseball team to turn its season around? June? July? For many baseball fans, the answer was last week. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian and the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay discuss MLB fans’ inevitable early-season panic.

April 13th, 2016

Littlefield: Welcome Back, Baseball

The Major League Baseball season is underway again. It’ll remain underway for more than six months. Bill Littlefield likes the idea that once April arrives, baseball seems to go on every day and forever.

April 9th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Villanova Wins, Tennis Ball Controversy, Race In Baseball

Did we just witness the five most exciting seconds in March Madness history? Did you know men and women play with different tennis balls? And is baseball too white?

April 9th, 2016

The Musical Stylings Of Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully

L.A. Times columnist Chris Erskine has spent the last few months on a quest to figure out why Dodgers announcer Vin Scully’s iconic voice has resonated with generations of baseball fans. This week he released his findings, and the answer is quite musical.

April 9th, 2016

Bootlegs And Ol’ Blue Eyes: Manny And The Baseball Apparel Craze

Ever wonder why wearing a jersey to a baseball game — or really any sporting event — became a thing? Bill Littlefield looked into it and followed the story all the way to Frank Sinatra.

April 2nd, 2016

In New Documentary, Ken Burns Reflects On Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

A new documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon explores the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. Ken Burns joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the documentary and Robinson’s impact on American history.

March 30th, 2016

Cheesesteaks And Charlie Brown: Minor League Baseball’s Best Jersey Promotions

Minor League Baseball is all about promotions. In particular, special themed jerseys are a time-honored and popular tradition. With the season right on the horizon, we take a look at what’s to come at minor league ballparks across the country.

Charlie Pierce
March 26th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the controversy that followed Oregon’s victory over Duke, the MLB’s decision to require translators for Spanish speaking players and the New York Times’ report on the NFL’s concussion research.

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