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The USA TODAY Sports MLB team breaks down the week in baseball.

The USA TODAY Sports MLB team breaks down the week in baseball.
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The USA TODAY Sports MLB team breaks down the week in baseball.

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Episodes

Saluting Hall of Fame's three-man class, and looking ahead to 2018

1/19/2017
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USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss the election of Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Did the Baseball Writers Association of America get it right?

Duration: 00:26:40


Cubs finally win the World Series

11/3/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Steve Gardner and Jorge L. Ortiz talk about the aftermath of arguably the best seven-game World Series ever in major league history. The Chicago Cubs snapped a 108-year drought without ever winning a championship and won the World Series for the first time since 1908. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians, who haven't won since 1948, the drought continues.

Duration: 00:20:21


Can anyone beat the Cubs?

10/6/2016
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With the National League playoffs set to begin, USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg is joined by MLB editor Gabe Lacques to discuss if anyone can beat the juggernaut Chicago Cubs, who won 103 games this season

Duration: 00:25:32


Predicting this year's MLB's awards

9/30/2016
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With the regular season entering its final weekend, USA TODAY Sports MLB columnist Bob Nightengale joins Ted Berg to take a stab at the Cy Young, MVP and rookie of the year awards in the American and National leagues. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter @BNightengale and @OGTedBerg.

Duration: 00:18:22


Breaking down the MLB playoff picture

9/6/2016
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With October quickly approaching, the playoff race for the division titles and wild card spots intensifies. USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss the postseason races and both leagues' wild card picture in the latest Walkoff podcast.

Duration: 00:27:36


MLB All-Star Game: Gwynn's legacy, Big Papi's finale

7/10/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Gabe Lacques and Bob Nightengale examine the story lines leading up to the All-Star Game in San Diego. Tony Gwynn will be remembered for his greatness during his playing days in San Diego before the 87th Midsummer Classic. Gwynn -- Mr. Padre -- remained very loyal to the city and had a unique connection with the fans. The natural theme was supposed to be Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, the hometown kid who played for Gwynn, start the game. But a late...

Duration: 00:17:49


Assessing All-Star Game rosters

7/6/2016
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Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports take a look at the makeup of this year's All-Star Game rosters, which features a plethora of young superstars. Ted and Bob discuss baseball's position as a young man's game, the legitimacy of the Cubs landing five players in the starting lineup, the biggest surprises and snubs and specific roster strategy. Then the pair touch on the upstart Indians and Orioles, both which continue to prove they belong as contenders. Subscribe and rate us on...

Duration: 00:21:28


The Walkoff: Yes, Indians are for real

6/27/2016
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With the major league season nearing the halfway point, USA TODAY Sports' Gabe Lacques and Bob Nightengale ponder the legitimacy of some surprise first-place teams.

Duration: 00:21:02


Lack of Latin-American managers creates worry

6/2/2016
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The Braves’ firing of Fredi Gonzalez left an absence of Latin Americans as major-league managers and brought to light Major League Baseball’s glaring need to reassess its process for incorporating minorities in front-office positions. Ted Berg and Jorge Ortiz of USA TODAY Sports have a strong discussion about what the league can — and should — do. Read Jorge's story at: www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/06/01/mlb-no-latino-managers-domestic-violence/85237360/ Subscribe and rate us on...

Duration: 00:37:05


Gauging the AL East and Matt Harvey's struggles

5/25/2016
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Live from New York it's Bob Nightengale and Ted Berg! The USA TODAY Sports duo catch a moment to sit down and dissect the AL East -- from the Blue Jays' surprising struggles to the Red Sox's first-place start and everything in between. Bob and Ted also tackle the curious case of Matt Harvey, and what it will take to get him going. Subscribe and rate us on iTunes!

Duration: 00:20:17


Rangers-Blue Jays tensions boil over

5/16/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss Sunday's fracas between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays and the possible punishments the players and managers involved will receive.

Duration: 00:16:24


Vin Scully's final season as voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers

4/11/2016
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is in 67th and final season with the Dodgers. USA TODAY's Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss Scully's unprecedented career and greatest broadcasting calls.

Duration: 00:14:57


Camp recap, setting up the regular season

3/31/2016
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Fasten your seat belts as USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Gabe Lacques summarize spring training and look ahead to the regular season with a division-by-division breakdown. The duo's in-depth analysis focuses on which teams won (and lost) the spring, and which players placed themselves on center stage as the curtain rises.

Duration: 01:31:46


On A-Rod's future, the dominant Cubs and Dodgers dilly-dallying

3/24/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale joins Ted Berg on The Walkoff to discuss talk of Alex Rodriguez's planned retirement after the 2017 and preview the playoff and awards races in both the National and American Leagues. Who will be Cy Young winners? MVP? What was Bob's favorite camp? They break it down.

Duration: 00:28:03


Cubs, Cardinals and Pirates battle for NL Central crown

3/8/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss the Cubs, Cardinals and Pirates chances to win the NL Central. Nightengale says it's a must-watch reality TV show at the Cubs camp, the Cardinals must overcome the injury to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and the Pirates hope to revive the magic.

Duration: 00:26:16


Spring Training Preview: Inside the Cactus League

2/19/2016
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The trucks have left and pitchers and catchers are due at Spring Training. USA TODAY Sports' Steve Gardner and Jorge L. Ortiz discuss the hot topics of the Cactus League.

Duration: 00:15:12


Spring Training Preview: Inside the Grapefruit League

2/16/2016
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The trucks have left and pitchers and catchers are due at Spring Training. USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale discuss the hot topics of the Grapefruit League.

Duration: 00:21:31


MLB offseasons we loved - and didn't love

2/10/2016
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USA TODAY Sports checks in on the major league teams that improved this offseason and the clubs that didn't. Find out who are the contenders for the 2016 season.

Duration: 00:53:21


Who will join Griffey Jr. and Piazza in Hall next year?

1/7/2016
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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were easy selections into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bob Nightengale and Ted Berg of USA TODAY Sports discuss their elections, along with the near misses by Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines, the Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens debate and who might be the Class of 2017.

Duration: 00:19:25


Examining Hall of Fame hopefuls

1/5/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg and Bob Nightengale look at the Hall of Fame elections, whether or not Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will finally make the Hall and why Trevor Hoffman needs to wait for Sandman to enter.

Duration: 00:18:39

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