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The Stretch Drive
Major League Baseball is in its penultimate weekend and there's still plenty left to be decided. Bill Littlefield has an update on the divisional races and then turns to baseball columnist Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for a closer look at the NL Central race between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Who Are These Diamondbacks?
We posed this question before to Tim Kurkjian of ESPN: How many Arizona Diamondbacks can you name? He could name a lot, it's his job after all. Meanwhile, the rest of us have better study up because they could be the NL West division champions. Mark Moran of member station KJZZ in Phoenix helps us out with this report.
Floyd Landis lost his appeal of a positive drug test during the 2006 Tour de France. Bill Littlefield reviews the saga since the American cyclist won, then lost the Tour and wonders if the defiant Landis has lost touch with reality.
Only A Game's Gary Waleik has the story of a fishing excursion in which what you catch is far less important than what you learn about yourself.
You write them, Bill Littlefield reads them in yet another tour through the Only A Game virtual mailbag.
Floyd Landis and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Floyd's verdict, Mark Ecko's space program, and Puerto Rico's answer to Zippy Chippy.
Most fans of pro football are smart enough to understand that they can not pass, run, catch, block, tackle, or punt like the guys they watch on TV each Sunday. They'd probably also acknowledge that they're not driven enough to be head coaches. But a number of them probably believe they could pick players and hire staff at least as well as the real general managers do. Bill speaks to Tom Callahan, who challenges that assumption in his new book, "The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares That Go With It."
This program aired on September 22, 2007.
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