Only A Game Only A Game

Support the news

Olympic Postponement, Spanish Flu And 1919 Stanley Cup Final, Fenway Groundskeeper48:14
Download

Play
A security guard wearing a face mask walks in front of a construction site at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo three days after the historic decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images)
A security guard wearing a face mask walks in front of a construction site at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo three days after the historic decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games are officially postponed. This week on Only A Game, a discussion about the economic impact of the delay. Also, lessons from the Spanish flu pandemic and the 1919 Stanley Cup Final. And Fenway Park groundskeeper David Mellor discusses getting treatment for PTSD after being hit by a car three times. And we re-revisit our story of a former Illinois state senator who spent several hours in a car with baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks following the 9/11 attacks.

Subscribe to the Only A Game podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Stitcher.

The Economic Cost Of Postponing The Tokyo Olympics
The 2020 Tokyo Games have been postponed to 2021. The decision comes at a difficult time for the Japanese and Tokyo economies.

A Cautionary Tale: Spanish Flu And The 1919 Stanley Cup Final
The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has affected everything from the economy to sports. Just over 100 years ago, the Spanish flu did the same.

'Back From Broken': Baseball Prospect Turned Groundskeeper Overcomes PTSD
In the summer of 1981, an accident ended David Mellor's chance at an MLB career. It haunted him for decades.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss MLB's new work stoppage deal and ... a giant lasagna in Wembley?

Double Play: A Former State Senator's Car Ride With Ernie Banks
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, former Illinois State Senator William Marovitz drove from Omaha to Chicago with Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

This program aired on March 28, 2020.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news