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.

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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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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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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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Kenny Ducey looks back on last Wednesday during the Yankees' annual HOPE Week when they visited an animal rescue shelter in the Bronx.

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Sunday at MLB's FanFest, Jake Kring-Schreifels, Matt Sinise, and Kenny Ducey conducted the rare three-person interview with legendary LF Lou Brock. He spoke on everything from how to correctly steal a base to the changes in baseball he wishes he hadn't seen.

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Eric Mollo looks back on last Tuesday when the Yankees visited Autumn Blinn and her family to acknowledge and praise their dedication to others

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DJ Sixsmith caught up with Yankees OF Curtis Granderson yesterday at his inaugural Grand Kids Foundation Awards Ceremony.

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Nolan Silbernagel discusses the Bronx Bombers going from competing against professional athletes to playing with Special Olympians.

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JT Mercurio chats with Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard before the 2013 Future's Game

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JT Mercurio chats with Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo before the 2013 Future's Game

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Saturday at Major League Baseball's FanFest, Nick Logerfo had the chance to chat with Sharon Robinson after she finished a Q & A with baseball fans

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

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, Mike Pawell and Anthony Pucik examine the rituals, superstitions and quirks that help the ballplayers.

Hear Life in the Minors every week on WFUV's One on One, Saturday's at 2:50pm.

Direct download: LIM2013-4.mp3
Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 12:47am EST

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's Moro and Rosenfeld look at how players from around the country get to know one another and form a cohesive unit.

Hear Life in the Minors every week on WFUV's One on One, Saturday's at 2:50pm.

Direct download: LIM2013-3.mp3
Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Last weekend before the NHL Draft, Kenny Ducey spoke with Chris Botta at a Sports Management Worldwide conference about the Islanders' upcoming move to Brooklyn.

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With the Wimbledon about to wrap up, WFUV’s Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia talked with the Daily News’s Filip Bondy about the tournament. We talked about the surprising early round upsets and the future of American tennis.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia sat down with columnist for MLB.com Matthew Leach to talk about the state of the Yankees.  Leach weighed in on his thoughts about how the team has performed so far, what having Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter back will do for the Pinstripes, and who the first half MVP of the Bronx Bombers has been so far this year.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

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