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One on One

Life in the Minors- Chapter 10: Coaching in the Minors

by Matt Rosenfeld

WFUV Sports || Matt Rosenfeld -- SI Yankee Manager Justin Pope

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 trials 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 Matt Moro talk examine what makes coaching in the minor leagues unique.

Life in the Minors: Chapter 8- Historic Franchises

by Matt Rosenfeld, Anthony Pucik

WFUV Sports || Matt Rosenfeld

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 trials 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 Anthony Pucik find out what it means to be a part of these iconic teams.

ESPN’s Buster Olney Joins One on One

by Nolan Silbernagel

flickr || KImberly*

Nolan Silbernagel and Matt Rosenfeld sat down with Buster Olney of the ESPN family of networks and asked him all questions regarding the recent suspensions of players tied to taking performance enhancing drugs.  Olney gives his take as to whether or not this past Monday, which was when 12 players were suspended for taking PED’s, was a good or bad day for baseball, if he was surprised only Alex Rodriguez appealed the suspension, and if he expects the penalties to get tougher against players using PED’s.

The Art of the Stolen Base

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Jake Kring-Schrifels and the great Lou Brock

As MLB announces its suspensions and works tirelessly to remove Alex Rodriguez from the game of baseball, it is also facing a turning point in the state of the game. The reliance on home runs is slowly diminishing as are steroids, which means managers and players will eventually need to re-learn and implement the basics and mentalities of "small-ball."

One on One Goes Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by Julian Atienza

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.

HOF President on One on One

by Mack Rosenberg

From right to left: Nolan Silbernagel, Mack Rosenberg, Jeff Idelson

In our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Jeff Idelson spoke with myself and Nolan Silbernagel about many things including his day-to-day job functions. Jeff 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.