One on One: Interviews, Features, and Analysis (interview)
By Eric Mollo
I’m just a generation too young, but I grew up to witness the transition. Long time baseball fans have seen how the game has changed. From day games to night games, higher payrolls, and introducing the pitch count, the game has evolved. But it was the pitch count, a strategy now used by nearly every team which limits how long starting pitchers last over the course of a game, was one topic of conversation I had with Major League Baseball’s last thirty game winner, Denny McClain.
 
McClain was one of baseball’s bad boys of the sixties, but he was one of the sport’s more intriguing stars. Opinionated and brash, McClain was not afraid to speak his mind. It’s an understatement to say he is discouraged by the usage of starting pitchers in today’s game, and he was not afraid to offer insight on what it was like winning thirty one games in 1968 as well as winning back-to-back Cy Young Awards. Listening to him talk reflects how he grew up with baseball and how pitchers were managed by their teams forty years ago. While it is still the same bat and ball, the grittiness of the game has evolved, and McClain made sure to let me know about it in our interview.
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Mack and Alex speak with Mike Bonner, Senior Director of Scoreboard and Broadcasting for WCBS Radio.

Direct download: 730-Bonner.mp3
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Mack Rosenberg and Alex Smith were joined by Suzyn Waldman, Yankees color commentator on WCBS Radio

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Mack and Jake caught up with WFUV Sports' own Hockey Expert, Michael Watts. The guys talked about the recent NHL off season moves, including the Rangers' recent acquisition of Rick Nash from the Blue Jackets.

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Alex and Eric talk with Tim McCarver of FOX Sports, winner of the 2012  Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to the game of baseball by a broadcaster

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Alex and Eric talk with Bob Elliot, winner of the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor given out by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).

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