Show rundown for 8/11/2007

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A New King

The long, long, long wait is over. Barry Bonds is baseball's homerun king. Don Dewey and Nicholas Acoccella, co-writers of "Total Ballclubs" return to discuss why the home run record is so important to fans, cheating's long time role in the game, and Barry's place in the annals of baseball history.

The Gym at the Corner of Third and Ross

It may lack its former prominence on the American sports landscape but Boxing will never lack characters. On his trip to Pittsburgh this past March, Bill Littlefield met one in a tiny gym one unforgettable night.


Bill reflects on a great moment for Barry Bonds and looks ahead to the slugger's very uncertain future.

"Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey In Irish Hoops"

Why would a successful American college basketball coach take a job to head a pro team in Ireland? Russ Bradburd tells Bill Littlefield why.

The Best of the Infobreaks

At least twice a week, we run across a news item that's too irresistible to ignore but too silly to deserve more than a minute of air time. After all, we need all the space possible for the important and hard hitting stories on skillet tossing and belt sander racing. Thus we have the infobreak. You may have already heard them before. However, you may be listening to the program on a station that uses our infobreak minutes for more important things like local traffic, weather, or public service announcements. Whatever the case, sit back and enjoy the stories of naked gymnasiums, an uber-dedicated coach, and... the intrepid El Loco.

Goodbye, Dale

Six years ago, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr. died in a last lap crash during the 43rd running of the Daytona 500. On the eve of this year's Daytona 500, commentator Arlynda Boyer offers her remembrance of "The Intimidator."

Leotards and Loop Circles

What happens when you take the grace, skill, costumes, and athleticism of ice dancing and put it on roller skates? You get the story we had this past March when Only A Game's Karen Given went to the Roller Figure Skating Mid-Winter Invitational in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Shakespeare as Sport?

To all those who feel that Shakespeare doesn't belong on a sports program, Bill Littlefield has this tale of a competition in Massachusetts that would make the Bard proud.

This program aired on August 11, 2007.


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