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One on One

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.

Volunteering at the Barclays

by Nolan Silbernagel

WFUV Sports

Pierre Davis, who was the halfback for the Rams football team in the late 1970’s, visited Kenny Ducey and myself in the Media Center at the Barclays Golf Tournament.  Davis, who entered the Fordham Hall of Fame in 1984, is also the Head of Volunteers at the tournament.  He told us what the duties of the volunteers were, how many of them were actually golf fans. He exlained why pictures of players on the course aren’t allowed.

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."