Behind the scenes of Major League Baseball, team management and leadership is slowly becoming more diverse. In part, the rise of “Moneyball” analytics has helped broaden the kind of knowledge and experience that ball clubs seek in hiring. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey talks to two high-level baseball executives who are challenging the stereotypes. Continue reading
The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday will hold a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports.
San Francisco radio stations KOIT-FM and KFOG-FM have pledged to remove the signature chart-topping song “Royals” from their airwaves until the end of Major League Baseball’s World Series.
As the San Francisco Giants prepare to play the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball’s postseason Friday, the Library of Congress has made it possible to watch the Giants battle Washington 90 years ago — in the World Series. The … Continue reading
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is part of a group that reached a deal Tuesday night to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion. Hari Sreenivasan and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times discuss the record-setting deal for one of Major League Baseball’s more-storied — and most-troubled — franchises. Continue reading
In other news, four American troops were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, raising the U.S. death toll to 14 for the month; and, the Supreme Court weighed whether to give anti-trust protection to the National Football League. Continue reading
A report released Thursday by former Sen. George Mitchell on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in pro baseball named many of the game’s top athletes and cited both players and management for allowing the abuse. Sen. Mitchell discusses the 20-month investigation. Continue reading
San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run Tuesday, breaking Hank Aaron’s lifetime record. But the baseball legend’s link to a steroids scandal raises questions about his achievement. Sports analysts examine the milestone and the controversy. Continue reading