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Baseball
7:32 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Baseball All-Star Game Special: Abby and Costello

CPBN Media Lab

Just in time for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game festivities, the CPBN Media Lab Radio Theatre proudly presents Erin "Abby" Connolly and Tyler "Costello" Salomon in this homage to the great Abbott & Costelllo and their classic Who's on First?

Follow along below with this transcript courtesy of the Baseball-Almanac.com

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Where We Live
10:03 am
Thu June 13, 2013

The "Pelotero" Comes to New Britain

Tom Hagerty via Flickr Creative Commons

Ballplayer: Pelotero is a film about the baseball pipeline between the Dominican Republic and Major League Baseball. One of the characters in the movie was Miguel Sano - a third baseman now in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Back in March, we spoke with one of the filmmaker’s behind Ballplayer: Pelotero, Jon Paley about their next project.

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Where We Live
1:20 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

We're Talkin' Baseball

Zane Hollingsworth (Flickr Creative Commons)

This last, heavy snowfall sealed the deal for me. It is officially time for baseball season. Whether you’re a fan of the Yankees, the Red Sox, or the Mets...or whether you’re like me, rooting for a hometown team that’s far away...from here and the playoffs (Go Pirates!) it’s time for our annual baseball show.

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Where We Live
11:02 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Great American Losers

It’s one of the most famous baseball radio broadcasts ever: Giants broadcaster Russ Hodges yelling, “The Giants win the pennant.”

Those words made Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca want to throw his radio out the window...he was the pitcher that gave up the blast. It’s been 60 years since the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” and Branca still lives with this legacy.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:28 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Baseball's Longest Game Ever

Flickr Creative Commons, peterrieke

Heartbreak is embedded in baseball at a granular level. Football, basketball, boxing, hockey ... these sports can knock the spiritual wind out of you, but not the way baseball can.

There's something about the slow unfolding of the game that mirrors Shakespeare's history plays and the work of the Greek tragedians. Is it a coincidence that the great yearly festival of Greek tragedies was held in late March/early April, which roughly coincides with the start of our baseball crop cycle?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:43 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Bringing Baseball Equipment To Cuban Kids

Flickr Creative Commons, by Pulloa

Last winter, West Hartford residents David Foster and Denis Horgan began collecting used baseball equipment to be sent to kids across Cuba.

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