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ESPN’s Buster Olney Talks A-Rod Suspension and Baseball Hall of Fame

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Buster Olney seinor writer for ESPN the Magazine was able to join One on One shortly after the breaking news of Alex Rodriguez’s 162 game suspension.  He talked about whether the full season ban was surprising to him, what kind of precedent this set for Major League Baseball moving forward, and if the disgruntled third baseman will ever play again in the Majors.

From the WFUV Archives: Vin Scully on Ice Skating with Jackie Robinson

by Kenny Ducey

Vin and Jackie in 1950, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

You've probably seen this picture of Vin Scully and Jackie Robinson on ice skates in 1950, but you haven't heard how it happened. Listen to Vin tell the story to Mike Maffei (currently of MLB.com) in our 1997 three-hour special, Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer.

Hear the story below, and the full interview here.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

by Kevin Kelly

The Simpsons :: FOX

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.