One on One: Interviews, Features, and Analysis

Paul Hagen has been a sportswriter for nearly 40 years, covering the Dodgers, Rangers, and then the Phillies for 25 years before moving to his current role as national writer for MLB.com. He covers the office of commissioner Budy Selig, and we sat down with him prior to the ceremony to talk about his career and contributions to the game. Hagen also talked to us about PEDs and what the commissioner is doing to change the game for the better.

Direct download: 7-27-13_Paul_Hagen.mp3
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Dr. Frank Jobe, was joined for this interview by his former patient Tommy John. Jobe operated on John back in 1974 and developed what became known as Tommy John surgery, forever changing the fate of pitchers who had injured elbows. Jobe and John took us back to the mid-seventies when the two first met and decided to go through with the surgery. It began a budding friendship that still exists today. 

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For the thirteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the Short Season Single-A Penn League about the trails and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week, Matt Rosenfeld and Tara Sledjeski examine how players on both ball clubs are getting acclimated to pro ball.

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Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

This past Tuesday Mariano Rivera pitched a scorless inning in his final All-Star Game. The Citi Field crowd and his felow All-Stars gave him a simple, but very meaningful tribute.

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Category:Feature -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

For the thirteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the Short Season Single-A Penn League about the trails and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week, Matt Moro and Kelly Kultys go inside the first extended road trips of the season for both ball clubs.

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Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Kenny Ducey and Nick Logerfo chat with Knicks Play-by-Play man on ESPN Radio/MSG and WFUV Alum, Spero Dedes, about the recent signing of Metta World Peace, some potential roster moves, and JR Smith's injury.

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Kenny Ducey and Nick Logerfo chat with Hank Gola of the New York Daily news about Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, and course conditions during the third round of the British Open.

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Kenny Ducey examines the growing Knicks-Nets rivalry from the Nets' point of view, complete with players and fans sharing their championship mentality.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Bobby Gubin reflects on the Yankees' efforts to stop bullying on an emotional Friday afternoon.

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Nick Logerfo's recap of the Yankees' HOPE Week event last Thursday for the homeless.

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