Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers As the 2021 National League Central Conference Champion Milwaukee Brewers are about to open their playoff series against the Atlanta Braves, Stu Levitan welcomes Prof. Patrick W. Steele for a discussion of his award-winning book, Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee, from the good […]
Play ball! That’s what many professional sports leagues in the U.S. have decided to do even in the midst of a global pandemic. Today, guest host Liz DiNovella returns to the WORT airwaves to talk about the latest news from the world of sports—including Justin Turner’s stunt at the World Series last night, the Big […]
In the past week we’ve seen renewed demands to tear down Confederate monuments and to rename sites and products that uphold racist logics. And just a few days ago the Texas Rangers found themselves implicated, with columnists and fans now debating whether the baseball team should be named after a police force with a documented […]
Baseball season may still be months away, but that hasn’t kept it out of the headlines these last few weeks. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at sign-stealing, an age-old practice that’s now at the center of one of the sport’s biggest scandals in recent history.
It’s been seven weeks since the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series. Baseball’s spring training is still two months away, but the hot stove league — offseason free agent signings and trades — are in full swing. But for baseball addicts, some of the biggest news has taken place far […]
Well the Brewers’ season is officially over, but for many baseball fans the real excitement has just begun. It’s October, and that means we’re inching closer and closer to the “Fall Classic,” the World Series. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of the game, what actually goes […]