Jay Jaffe on Pablo Sandoval and the 2016 MLB season

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated joined Downtown to talk about the start of the MLB season and his run in Downtown Madness.  Jaffe talked about his great run which ended on Thursday after a valiant effort against ESPN’s Dan Shulman.  He also spoke about the Red Sox third base situation and if it truly is […]

Hal Richman on his career and creating Strat-O-Matic baseball

Hal Richman, the founder and creator of Strat-O-Matic baseball, came on Downtown to talk about his career and the creation of the game.  Richman spoke about how he decided to create the game and the process that it took to get it to be financially viable.  He also talked some of the craziest fans of […]

Ken Burns talks about his new project “Jackie Robinson”

  Documentarian Ken Burns returned to Downtown on Monday afternoon to discuss the upcoming debut of “Jackie Robinson” on April 11th on PBS. Burns talked about the legacy of Robinson and the impact he had on both baseball and the cultural landscape, calling Robinson “the most important person in the history of baseball”. The filmmaker […]

Bob Ryan on the history of the three-pointer and expanding the DH to both leagues

  Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe joined Downtown to talk about a wide range of topics, including his recent column for the Globe about the origins of the NBA three-pointer. Ryan remebered watching the first ever three point shot from Celtic Chris Ford, one of only two in the first game when it became […]

Mel Proctor on Gene Mauch and “The Fugitive”

Sports broadcaster and author Mel Proctor came on Downtown to talk about his latest book called The Little General. Proctor spoke about the subject of the book, who was Gene Mauch, and how he should be viewed more for his successes than his shortcomings. Mel and Rich also talked about the former’s love of the […]

Molly Knight on her new book “The Best Team Money Can Buy”

Author Molly Knight joined Downtown on Wednesday to talk about her new book that hit shelves last week called The Best Team Money Can Buy. The book details the Los Angeles Dodgers and the lengths they went to in their efforts to build a championship team. Knight detailed in the book some of the relationships […]

Author Charles Leerhsen on Ty Cobb

Author Charles Leerhsen joined Downtown to talk about his latest book Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty. In the book Leerhsen talks about many of the misconceptions that the public had about the hall of famer and how Cobb was not a racist or a dirty player at all. He talks about the real man that […]

Ted Berg with early thoughts on MLB season

Ted Berg of the USA Today joined Downtown to talk about the first month of the MLB season and if Red Sox fans should be worried about the rotation so far.  He also spoke about some of the early trends in the league and gave his thoughts on the breakfast options from Taco Bell.