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Comparing Greatness In Sports

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about baseball playoffs and a big record that will be passed in football.

Off Disabled List, Baseball Player Makes The Marlins

This past week, baseball player Adam Greenberg signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins. In 2005, during his first major league game, Greenberg was hit in the back of a head by a baseball and spent the rest of the season on the disabled list. Host Scott Simon has this reflection.

Wild-Card Wins And Anxiety-Prone Players

Friday, the MLB debuted its new playoff format: Two wild-card teams from each league played in a high-stakes, single-shot game to advance to the full playoffs. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves. NPR's Tom Goldman speaks with host Scott Simon about those games and the Rockets' Royce White, who plays in the NBA with a generalized anxiety disorder.

Speedskating Probe Finds No Pattern of Abuse

A team of independent investigators concluded Friday that there is no evidence of patterns of physical and emotional abuse in the coaching of American short track speedskaters trying to reach the Olympics.
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Broadcast Blues: Why The Nats' Playoff Game Is On MLB Network

Most area baseball fans won't be able to watch today's Washington Nationals playoff game on television because it's airing exclusively on Major League Baseball's cable network. We find out why that is, and examine trends in sports broadcasting.