One on One: Interviews, Features, and Analysis

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 Mike Pawell explain what players do off the field to stay on it.

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Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Bob Costas, the legendary broadcaster on MLB Network, was kind enough to sit down with Nolan Silbernagel and I for an exclusive interview about all things baseball on hall of fame weekend. Bob spoke about the game today and what it means for him to be at the hall of fame this year with no current players being inducted. 
We also tackled the issues of baseball today, the predominant one being steroids and what the future will be like for guys like Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. Costas also looked on the bright side in touching on the young stars of the game today like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others.
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As part of our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Mack Rosenberg and Nolan Silbernagel talked to Jim Gates and Tim Wiles about the new book released by the Baseball Hall of Fame:  “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Jim is the Librarian and Tim is the Director of Research and both were major contributors to the book, which is filled with photos of artifacts, some not currently on display, and the history behind them.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Jeff Idelson is the president of the national baseball hall of fame, and while many fans probably don't know who he is, he has a profound impact on what goes on in baseball these days. He spoke with myself and Nolan Silbernagel about many things including his day-to-day job functions. Idelson was also outspoken about no players being inducted into the hall of fame this year, and while the hall wants players to be inducted every year, he doesn't believe it is a necessity every year.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT