Tommy John III, @PitchingNinja, Sportswriter RomancePlay
Tommy John is famous for the surgery that saved his pro baseball career. Now his son, Tommy John III, is rallying against the overuse of that surgery in younger ballplayers. Also this week on Only A Game, the saga of the @PitchingNinja Twitter account. And a story of romance and rivalry between two Bay Area sportswriters. Join us!
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Tommy John III Warns Against Surgery That Saved Dad's MLB Career
Tommy John III knows that Tommy John surgery saved his father’s career and revolutionized baseball. But now he's worried that the procedure is being overprescribed.
My Brother's Athletic Dreams Were My Athletic Dreams
As a child, Deborah Bennett was sidelined, watching her brother play sports. Today, her daughter and sons compete equally.
3 Stories: NBA Draft Fashion, Next USOC President, Cycling's Latest Scandal
The Chicago Tribune's Malika Andrews and Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal join Jason Gay.
@PitchingNinja Vs. MLB: Lessons From A Twitter Showdown
Rob Friedman uses his Twitter account @PitchingNinja to teach people about baseball. Everyone, from aspiring big leaguers to actual professional pitchers, loved his work. Everyone except Major League Baseball.
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
The NBA Draft brought a mother and a son together ... and then pushed them apart. Also, Russia somehow goes through to the next round of the World Cup. And a Major League pitcher is injured by ... a pair of pants.
What Happens When Your Sports (Writing) Rival Is Also Your Spouse?
When it comes to breaking stories about the Oakland A's, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser usually outscoops her husband. But Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News recently got some payback.
This program aired on June 23, 2018.