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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca analyze the U.S. men’s soccer team’s impressive showing at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They also discuss their first impressions of Peter King’s new football website, the MMQB. Finally, they talk with baseball historian Peter Morris about the Hall of Fame class of 2013, which includes 19th-century catcher Deacon White.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- The New York Daily News reports that Alex Rodriguez could face a lifetime suspension.
- On Sunday, the United States defeated Panama to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Grantland’s Brian Phillips wrote about Landon Donovan's mental state as he represents U.S. soccer.
- Steve Davis of ProSoccerTalk.com writes about Donovan’s current hot streak.
- Grant Wahl interviewed Donovan after the game and asked him if the team was ready for the World Cup.
- In May, the New York Times profiled Fox’s new soccer announcer Gus Johnson.
- Last week saw the debut of Peter King’s website the MMQB.
- Highlights of the site’s first week include David Epstein’s take on HGH testing, Greg A. Bedard on defending the read-option, and Robert Klemko on what it’s like to be a closeted gay athlete in the NFL.
- Peter King tells John Koblin of Deadspin how he got behind-the-scenes access to the St. Louis Rams’ draft war room.
- Ed Sherman on the trend of personally branded sports sites.
- ESPN will utilize Nate Silver in the “Bill Simmons model.”
- James “Deacon” White was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
- James B. Jackson, White’s great-grandson, wrote about his ancestor’s storied baseball career for Slate last week.
- Peter Morris’ most recent book is Cracking Baseball’s Cold Cases: Filling in the Facts About 17 Mystery Major Leaguers.
- Morris is a member of the Pre-Integration Veterans Committee, which voted in White and two others.
- The Hall of Fame class of 2013 might be more notable for who was left out.
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