Last night, baseball returned to New York when the Mets hosted the Braves. Earlier this week, baseball returned to ballparks around the country. Bill Littlefield looks back at some of this week's most memorable events.
Bill Littlefield talks to ESPN's baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian about the return of baseball, the charity of athletes, and sports in perspective.
Thursday night, at a preseason hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, fans demanded that President Bush's address to the nation be aired on the stadium's jumbo screen. The third period of the game was cancelled, and the game was declared a tie. Bill Littlefield talks to John Dellapina of the New York Daily News about the unusual game.
While sporting events around the country work to tighten security, organizers at the Salt Lake City Olympics have the biggest task ahead of them. Beverly Amsler reports from Salt Lake on efforts to make the Olympics safer.
Last week, Major League Soccer cancelled it's final week of regular season games. This week, the league began playoffs on schedule. Bill Littlefield talks to soccer commentator Seamus Malin about the MLS decision, and about the international nature of the sport.
Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: hockey fans root for the President, college football no-fly-zones, and sports in perspective.
Squash at Symphony
When organizers decided to postpone last weekend's U.S. Open of Squash, they knew it wouldn't be easy to reschedule. They had spent thousands installing a huge, glass court and stadium seating on the floor of the 100 year old Symphony Hall. But, organizers say, canceling their tournament was trivial when compared to other events of the week.
Bill Littlefield comments on why Americans have returned to the games they love.
This program aired on September 22, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.