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Life in the Minors Chapter 12: Reflections

by Drew Casey, Brendan Bowers

Brendan Bowers: WFUV Sports

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York 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.

A Day in the Life of a Giants' Beat Reporter

by Drew Casey, Matt Moro

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

Matt Moro and Drew Casey had the privilege to speak to Spencer Patten, a 22 year military veteran who was deployed seven times. He was given the chance to be a New York Giants' beat reporter for a day, in their final preseason game against the New England Patriots, after his sister in law won him the opportunity at the WFUV Gala Auction as a retirement gift.

One on One's NFL Friday: Week 1, 2014

by Matt Moro

The 2014 NFL season is here, and with it comes the return of One-on-One’s NFL Friday.  DJ Sixsmith and Matt Moro kicked off the year talking about Wes Welker’s suspension after testing positive for steroids.  They discussed how Welker could have failed this test, and whether it actually matters for the Broncos given his latest concussion.

 

New Kid on the Block

by Matt Moro

Tom Hagerty : Flickr

When Daniel Murphy was placed on the DL with a right calf injury, not many predicted that 20 year old Dilson Herrera, playing in AA just a few days ago, would be the starting 2nd baseman of the New York Mets this past weekend. Even his own manager admitted that he knew very little about Murphy’s replacement. When Terry Collins was asked what he knew about his newest player, he replied with a smirk, “not much.”

Deserting the Desert

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

The 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks were destined to be in the thick of the NL pennant race come late August. They brought back their core from 2013, when they finished 2nd in the NL West to the 92-win Dodgers, and came nine games from a Wild Card spot. They had a budding ace in Patrick Corbin, who was only going to help a pitching staff with a respectable 3.92 ERA a season ago improve. They added Bronson Arroyo in the offseason, fresh off a 14-win campaign in Cincinnati. They had the healthy mix of established veterans and rising youngsters that seems to be the winning formula these days.

Hunter Mahan Wins a Wild One at The Barclays

by Drew Casey

Brendan Bowers: WFUV Sports

Wow. Let me start with that. What a crazy one at the final day of the first round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in Paramus, N.J. In the end, Hunter Mahan emerged as the winner at Ridgewood Country Club. Mahan fired a stellar six under-par 65 and won the tournament by two strokes over Stuart Appleby, Cameron Tringale, and Jason Day. To top it all off, Mahan's wife and daughter flew in today in hopes that he would win and the first place trophy was broken during the post-victory festivities.