One on One: Interviews, Features, and Analysis

Johnny Manziel has made the headlines again this week but for all the wrong reasons.  He allegedly received a significant amount of money for signing memorabilia earlier this year.  The NCAA is looking into the situation, and Len Robbins of the New York Post offered his opinions on Manziel and the situation.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Award winning MLB.com writer Paul Hagen joined Mack Rosenberg and Kelly Kultys on One on One. Hagen, just a week removed from receiving the J.G Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association at the Baseball Hall of Fame, gave his insights on the Biogenesis case. 

He covered all aspects of the case especially Alex Rodriguez. Hagen broke down the different routes Major League Baseball could take in suspending A-Rod. He also discussed what it would take for the MLB and Rodriguez’s team to reach a settlement.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Fordham Athletic Director Dave Roach came on One on One Saturday to discuss all things Fordham sports. I spoke to him about his first summer as AD at Rose Hill and about some of the interesting things he's been doing. Roach addressed some of the exciting new additions to the athletic facilities at Fordham, which include new grass on Bahoshy and Murphy Fields along with brand new video scoreboards being put up in the Rose Hill Gym.
 
We also dove into the Fordham Football team, which began practice for the 2013 season this week. With so much to look forward to in year two of the Joe Moorhead era at Fordham, Roach weighed in with his thoughts. Plus, we talked about the new look Atlantic 10, and took some of your emailer questions.
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm 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 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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Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

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

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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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

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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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:36am 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 Rosenfeld and Tara Sledjeski examine how players on both ball clubs are getting acclimated to pro ball.

Direct download: LIM2013-6.mp3
Category:Life in the Minors -- posted at: 1:18am EDT