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Spinning in the Shadows

Excerpts from the story "Game of Shadows" created a stir this week in the baseball world and beyond. Bill checks in with Associated Press Sports Columnist Jim Litke, Dallas Star Telegram Columnist Jennifer Floyd Engel, and ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Mexico's Team At Bat

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Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports on the overlooked Mexican baseball team and discovers with a roster loaded with 21 Major Leaguers and the team's status as Pool B winner, players feel they have as much to prove to their own country as they do to the rest of the world.

Preparing for Madness

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Bill discusses college basketball's conference games and predicts possible upsets and promising Cinderella teams competing in next week's NCAA tournament with college basketball writer Pat Forde.

The NBA's Farm Experiment

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The National Developmental Basketball League serves as the NBA's version of a farm system. Each of the NBDL's eight teams are affiliated with NBA squads players can be called up or sent down for various reasons.

Letters

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Bill reads letters from the Only A Game mailbag.

NFL Negotiations and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: reaching the billon dollar compromise, squeezing the juice out of Major League Baseball, and commissioning a resignation.

The Birth of Irish Baseball

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The Emerald Diamond, a new documentary by John Fitzgerald, chronicles a determined effort to create an outpost for baseball in Ireland. Bill discussed the film and more with filmmaker John Fitzgerald.

This program aired on March 11, 2006.

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