Show rundown for 5/14/2005Play
World Baseball Classic
This week, Major League Baseball announced the creation of the World Baseball Classic, which would greatly resemble a tournament actually deserving of the moniker, "world series". The Miami Herald's Kevin Baxter joins us to help explain this veritable grand slam of a development.
Orioles on Top
While the Yankees stumbled through April and have only begun to bunch wins together in May, the lightly regarded Orioles jumped to the lead in the American League East despite the best efforts of last year's champs, the Boston Red Sox. Bill Littlefield has the story.
A Room Without a View
New luxury suites in Detroit have everything, except a view of the game.
NFL at Harvard
Lots of NFL players get involve in small businesses and other investments while they're still employed by NFL teams, but the transition to life beyond the camaraderie of the locker room and the roar of the stadium crowd can be very difficult. To that end, 33 pros and former pros have been learning various non-contact skills at the Harvard Business School this week. We'll meet with some of football's most studious.
Lost and Found with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Kentucky Derby lost and found, Van Gundy's future, and the great robot dog conspiracy.
This week, even as the U.S. Senate quibbled over the President's nominee for United Nations ambassador and the House debated the Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act, some rakish pols with a penchant for fitness and fun took to the D.C. streets for a political race of a different kind. From the nation's capital, Rachel McCarthy reports.
This program aired on May 14, 2005.