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After Riots, The Orioles Play to An Empty Stadium

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the wake of rioting and unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles played to an empty stadium as fans were locked out outside.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Gay in Major League Baseball

Monday, November 10, 2014

Billy Bean, former outfielder, and now Major League Baseball's first "Ambassador for Inclusion," discusses his new memoir and working with teams to train against homophobia.

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The Takeaway

For Kansas City Fans, A Royal Heartbreak

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Kansas City Royals have waited almost 30 years for another World Series win. And they'll have to wait a little longer. 

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WNYC News

A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  

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WQXR Blog

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder Chooses Mozart for Walk-Up Music

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

For his walk-up music for his at-bats, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder has the public-address system at Comerica Park play the Mozart Requiem.

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WNYC News

Yanks Rout Red Sox 10-2, Open 1-Game AL East Lead

Monday, October 01, 2012

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.

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It's A Free Country ®

Map: Is Your Favorite Sports Team for Romney or Obama?

Monday, August 20, 2012

In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.

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The Takeaway

Fenway Park's Troubled Racial Past

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox’s storied ballpark, celebrated it’s 100th birthday late last month. And in honor of the centennial, moments in Red Sox history were remembered and relived like the "Curse of the Bambino." But today, we’re talking about one element of Fenway’s history that is rarely spoken of: it’s troubled racial past.

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The Takeaway

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Since joining the Atlanta Braves in 2009, organ player Matthew Kaminski has earned a reputation for the his highly personalized — and often playful — introductory music he gives players up to bat. Many of his best ideas come from Braves fans, who inundate him with their suggestions on Twitter. 

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WNYC News

Mets to Host 2013 All-Star Game

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

With a high-five to Mr. Met, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field – the first time the Amazin’s will be home to the Midsummer Classic since 1964 when the game was played at Shea Stadium.

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The Takeaway

Marlins Manager's Comments Heat Up Baseball Season

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The baseball season is just warming up, but Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen has wasted no time getting himself into hot water. Just five games into his career with the team, Guillen started a political row when he told Time Magazine that he loves and respects Cuba’s military dictator for staying in power as long as he has. The Sunshine State’s large Cuban community has been up in arms calling for the manager’s ouster.

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The Takeaway

A Look Ahead at the 2012 Baseball Season

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The baseball season began just over a week ago with the Mariners and the Athletics facing off at the Tokyo Dome. But there remains a long way to go before the season ends in October, and anything can happen before then. Offering their analyses and predictions of the season to come are Steven Goldman, editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor.

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The Takeaway

Two Billion Dollar Deal for the Dodgers Is Largest Ever Paid for a Professional Sports Team

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No one has ever paid the amount for a professional sports team that basketball legend Magic Johnson is proposing to pay for the Los Angeles Dodgers. We speak with a former MLB executive about the $2 billion deal. Mike Carlson is a former Vice President of MLB International, and now journalist and sports broadcaster.

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The Takeaway

Yankees Out After Being Defeated by Tigers

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Detroit Tigers are heading to the ALCS after edging out the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday night in a decisive winner take all game 5. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, The Takeaway's sports contributor, gives his analysis of the game.

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The Takeaway

A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Reacts to Last Night's Upset

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last night's unlikely win by the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees will go down in the history books. Robb Brown, owner of RaysBaseball.co, reacts to last night's win.

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The Takeaway

A Historic Night in Baseball

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It was one of the most memorable nights in recent baseball history on Wednesday as the New York Yankees faced off against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox played the Baltimore Orioles. "Within eight minutes the world changed," said Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. George Vecsey, sports reporter for The New York Times and author of "Stan Musial: An American Life," and Frank Shorr, director of the Sports Institute at Boston University and former executive producer at Channel 7, talk about those eight minutes.

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The Takeaway

Red Sox Defeated by Baltimore

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox lost the Baltimore Orioles, dropping them into a tie with the Tampa Bay Rays for the America League’s final playoff spot. Frank Schorr, director of the Sports Institute at Boston University and the former executive producer at Channel 7, and Matt Sullivan, superfan and Red Sox blogger, give their analysis of the game.

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The Takeaway

Sports: New Baseball Playoff Format

Friday, April 22, 2011

Negotiators for the MLB players and the owners have come close to agreeing on a new playoff format, to potentially start in 2012. Two additional teams would join the eight teams that are already in the playoffs. The NBA also has long playoffs, advancing 16 teams to the playoffs, over 50 percent of the league. Does this hurt the NBA in terms of viewership and fans? Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin discusses the lengthy NBA playoffs.

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The Takeaway

Giants Widen World Series Lead

Monday, November 01, 2010

The San Fransisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers last night 4 to 0, giving them a 3-1 series lead. Takeaway sports contributor Jeff Beresford-Howe wraps up last night's game.

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