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The Strike that Wasn't

With just hours to spare, Major League Baseball and the Players' Union have struck a deal and avoided a potentially disastrous strike. Yeah, we're shocked too. We'll hear from players and fans as the focus turns to what happens on the field instead of the negotiating table.

Newspaper Strike

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On the advice of a readers' poll, the Huntsville Item, a newspaper in Texas, boycotted baseball this week. Not only were Item readers deprived of talk of strikes and salary negotiations but also box scores, game reports, and league standings. Bill Littlefield talks with Editor David Arkin.

Info Break

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A dark and murky race.

The End of Baseball As We Knew it.

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If you're inclined to pick a side to support in the baseball dispute and want to know whether it should be the players or the owners, read The End of Baseball As We Knew It, or listen to Bill Littlefield's interview with Charles Korr, or both.

Bob Cohn

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Though it may not seem like it, there's news in other sports as well. College Football has begun and Bob Cohn of the Washington Times previews the players, teams and games you need to see this season (and some you don't).

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The strike that wasn't, California, Home of Champions, and Donkey Kong.

Letters

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Bill Littlefield delves into the Only A Game mailbag.

Squash

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Bill Littlefield is on hand for an epic, or perhaps we should say epicurean, squash battle between a pro golfer and a celebrity chef.

This program aired on August 31, 2002.

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