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When I saw this segment pop up in my iTunes podcast list, I was surprised. Surprised that Leonard Lopate would want Lenny Dykstra on as a guest, and surprised that Dykstra would appear. I do not know him at all other than  the profiles I’ve read about him but my impression is that he’s not […]

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Might as well wind up with this: Ron Darling was a guest on the April 6 Leonard Lopate Show to hump his latest, Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life (which has gone up three spots since I posted the best-seller entry a few hours earlier). Darling, a Yale […]

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I was listening to a Leonard Lopate interview with Greg Proops, a comic featured on the popular TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway, host of The Smartest Man in the World podcast, and, most recently, author of The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of […]

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Should have posted this earlier. Sorry. But if you’re in the area, Willie Randolph will be at the Yogi Berra Museum tonight for a program based on his new book, The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball. Randolph was on a recent episode of The Leonard Lopate Show.  As you can imagine, […]

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Props to Leonard Lopate for yesterday’s baseball tripleheader: Mookie Wilson, author of Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets AJ Mass, author of Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots Kostya Kennedy, author of Pete Rose: An American Dilemma My only complaint: the show included a segment on […]

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Not to get political here, but judging by what’s been coming down the Internet, there’s a lot of connection between presidents and baseball. For example, The Hall of Very Good published this piece on “The Bond Between Baseball and the Presidency.” In addition, Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight fame, still gets kudos for his baseball work, […]

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Bits and pieces

October 2, 2012

♦  The Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel published this piece by Mark Souder, a former congressional representative, about his favorite White Sox books, including this year’s Paul Dickson contribution, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick. ♦  Tony La Russa is making the rounds on his book tour. He was a recent guest on NPR’s The Leonard Lopate Show (which […]

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Several baseball items have popped up on NPR shows in recent days: Larry Tye, author of the new biography Satchel: The Life and Times of An American Legend, was a guest on Fresh Air. You can hear the show here as well as read an excerpt from the book. *** Brian Lehrer had this segment […]

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The Straw man was on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show last Thursday. You can hear it here: Or you can watch it here: Is my math off, or doesn’t radio + video = television? http://audio.wnyc.org/lopate/lopate043009apod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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* McCarver on NPR updated

August 5, 2008

As the great radio personality Harvey would say, “and now for the rest of the story.” WNYC has updated the Tim McCarver segment of the Leonard Lopate show from last Friday so here you go: http://audio.wnyc.org/lopate/lopate080108apod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Tim McCarver appeared on The Leaonard Lopate Show on Friday to promote his new book, Tim McCarver’s Diamond Gems. (Great, another book of anecdotes.) For some reason, the segment was not made available when the others from the day’s show were. I wondered if it had more to do some diabolical desire on the part […]

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* National Pastime Radio

June 25, 2008

On the June 21 edition of Only a Game, Bill Littlefield offered this interview with John Feinstein, author of Living on the Black. (Sorry, but you have to listen to the preceding stories before you get to the Feinstein segment.) Read an excerpt from Living on the Black. The Leonard Lopate Show of June 24 […]

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