MLB

The Art of the Stolen Base

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Jake Kring-Schrifels and the great Lou Brock

As MLB announces its suspensions and works tirelessly to remove Alex Rodriguez from the game of baseball, it is also facing a turning point in the state of the game. The reliance on home runs is slowly diminishing as are steroids, which means managers and players will eventually need to re-learn and implement the basics and mentalities of "small-ball."

When Yankee Stadium Freezes Over

by Bobby Gubin

Bobby Gubin, WFUV Sports

Not to be confused with the already 5-year old Winter Classic, the NHL has decided to establish a new outdoor spectacle, this time on the field of Yankee Stadium. In the Big Apple, the NHL Stadium Series will feature the three local teams in two regular season games. The first comes on Sunday, January 26, 2014 with the Devils playing the Rangers. The Islanders will face the Rangers in the second game on Wednesday, Janurary 29, 2014. The Blueshirts will be the away team in both games.

One on One Goes Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by Julian Atienza

As part of our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Mack Rosenberg and Nolan Silbernagel talked to Jim Gates and Tim Wiles about the new book released by the Baseball Hall of Fame:  “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Jim is the Librarian and Tim is the Director of Research and both were major contributors to the book, which is filled with photos of artifacts, some not currently on display, and the history behind them.

HOF President on One on One

by Mack Rosenberg

From right to left: Nolan Silbernagel, Mack Rosenberg, Jeff Idelson

In our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Jeff Idelson spoke with myself and Nolan Silbernagel about many things including his day-to-day job functions. Jeff is the president of the national baseball hall of fame, and while many fans probably don't know who he is, he has a profound impact on what goes on in baseball these days.

Bob Costas on One On One

by Mack Rosenberg
Bob Costas with (right to left) Mack Rosenberg, Nolan Silbernagel and producer/engineer Julian Atienza
 
Bob Costas, the legendary broadcaster on NBC and the MLB Network, was kind enough to sit down with us for an exclusive interview about all things baseball on Hall of Fame Weekend. Bob spoke about the game today and what it means for him to be at the Hall of Fame this year with no current players being inducted. 
 

One on One at the Second Annual Baseball Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

by Mack Rosenberg, Nolan Silbernagel

This is only the second year of the baseball Hall of Fame awards ceremony, but this year's group of honorees have impacted the game for half a century.  On Saturday afternoon, the hall honored sportswriter Paul Hagen, broadcaster Tom Cheek (posthumously), Dr. Frank Jobe, and movie producer Thomas Tell in a moving ceremony at Double Day field in Cooperstown. Nolan Silbernagel and myself, as part of our special edition of One on One from the Hall of Fame, had the pleasure of talking to two of these recipients. 

Crisis Management

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr | Steve Paluch

Last week Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games by Major League Baseball for violating its basic agreement and joint drug prevention and treatment program. He did not appeal the suspension, inferring that he knew the severity of evidence held against him, and the potential of lingering criticism that would follow him to every city the rest of the season. Finally, baseball got the man that had cheated them, on the field and in court.