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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.