Littlefield On Sports: World Cup And MLB All-Star Voting

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We cover World Cup soccer and the U.S. women’s defeat of Germany Tuesday night and the stuffing of the ballot box for Major League Baseball's All Star game.


Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.


WBUR: U.S. Topples Top-Ranked Germany 2-0 To Reach World Cup Final

  • "In a battle between a fantastic attack and a fantastic defense, the latter prevailed, as two penalty kicks — one made, one whiffed — and a late insurance goal gave the U.S. a 2-0 win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup soccer final."

NPR: All-Star Games Are Worthless If The Players Are Not All-Stars

  • "The good people of Kansas City have stuffed the ballot box, so instead of an All-Star game, it's going to be more of a royal pain. That's the problem when anyone fills out an Internet ballot, times 35: fans don't make serious judgments. They just vote for all-ordinary players on their favorite team."

This segment aired on July 1, 2015.


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