S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine


African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. (more…)

locker Talk Episode Nine! The NBA Is Back And We Are All In (11/2/2012)

Co-host Baden Bagley and I chop it up about the start of the NBA’s regular season. We discuss the tragic events in New York and how sports role within it may play. We also talk about the Heat/Celtics rivalry and how the “Jerk” act is wearing a little thin. (773) 897-6129 is the number to call in and join the conversation.

Locker Talk Episode Seven! (10/26/2012)

Ray Allen in South Beach (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Adam Cubbage and Baden Bagley discussed the top-5 NBA rivalries of the upcoming season. Join the conversation! (773) 897-6129

Boston Celtics Set The Blue Print For Modern “Big Three’s.” Can They Beat What They’ve Created?

In the first game of the Eastern Conference finals the Boston Celtics looked all but powerless against the Miami Heat.

It was a far cry from their 2008 NBA championship season when they were the 66-16 and the epitome of what the modern-day “big three” should look like. Pierce, Allen, and Garnett set the tone for every season that followed as they’ve made it to the conference finals every season since they’ve been together. This season, however, they are up against an opponent they may prove more difficult than any other they have faced in their time together.

Time itself.  (more…)

MLB 2012 Predictions: American League Division Races Will Come Down To Pitching

In the American League, things aren’t always what they seem.

Last season, the Boston Red Sox spent over a quarter of a billion dollars reloading their lineup for what they thought was a World Series run. Many (this writer included) picked them to win their division, their league, and the World Series.

Like most who made this knee-jerk reaction, many still brought up the fact that their pitching wasn’t as dominant past Jon Lester as it could have been, and while no one could have predicted their epic meltdown, many saw their pitching as something to be concerned about and proved prophetic. (more…)