Should players kids’ have unlimited access to the clubhouse? Is spring training dead? And is the NFLPA making the right move by attempting to strip Roger Goodell of his disciplinary powers? The Boston Globe’s Shira Springer and Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com join Bill for this week’s roundtable.
With the Tampa Bay Rays announcing that they will hold a exhibition game in Cuba later this month, it might be time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to resurrect his dream of owning an MLB team in Havana. Bill and Charlie also review what some are calling the greatest baseball card discovery of all time and wonder if the Warriors will ever stop winning.
Does the MLB handle domestic violence cases better than the NFL? Why is Brandi Chastain’s donation of her brain to CTE research so important? And will soccers’ detractors ever change their tune? Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby joins Bill Littlefield and Karen Given.
Spring training has officially begun and that means one thing — baseball, and all of the craziness that comes with it, is back! From raccoons to fire-breathing Lamborghinis, here are the weirdest things that have happened thus far.
This week, minor league teams announced that they would be wearing jerseys celebrating characters from “Better Called Saul” and “Star Wars.” On a sports landscape too much given to self-important promotion, Bill Littlefield is glad there’s still a little room for the ridiculous.
Are the Golden State Warriors the greatest team of all time? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in. Bill and Charlie also review the results of FIFA’s election, MLB’s new rules, and Don Mattingly’s ban on facial hair.
If you say “poetry” and “baseball” to lots of people, they will think of Ernest Thayer’s doggerel “Casey at the Bat.” As players gather at spring training, Bill Littlefield takes the opportunity to embark on a literary examination of the historic poem.
During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.
Bobbleheads now have a Hall of Fame and their own day on the calendar, Jan. 7. Only A Game’s Karen Given tries to solve the mystery of why bobbleheads have ruled sports promotions since 1999.
After including a poem about his childhood hero in his book, “Take Me Out,” Bill Littlefield got some exciting news: Willie Mays had read the poem. But that’s just the beginning of Bill’s story.