Archives: September 5, 2008

The 2008 Paralympics Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Summer Paralympics will be held in the Bird's Nest on September 6, 2008. As part of the ceremony there will be a parade of nations, over 130 countries are expected to take part in this procession.

The sport of Wheelchair Fencing

The sport of fencing for athletes in wheelchairs was first introduced at Rome games of 1960. In Wheelchair Fencing, the wheelchairs are fixed in place to keep the chairs from tipping. Listen to discover more about the sport of Wheelchair Fencing.

Darrell 'Doc' Rodgers – Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is in the stretch run and teams are scurrying to improve their rosters. In recent days, the Boston Red Sox acquired veteran pitcher Paul Byrd from the Cleveland Indians. In Arizona the Diamondbacks acquired 2006 World Series MVP, David Eckstein to help back up Stephen Drew at shortstop.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we talk about September baseball with a former front office executive for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, Darrell "Doc" Rodgers. Doc shares his thoughts on some of the late season transactions.

He also offers his observations on the scoring controversy involving the no hit effort attempted by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher CC Sabathia.

Doc also talks about the thought process that a team’s front office goes through when they’re making a late season trade. There’s more to consider than solely the ability of the player involved.

It’s an informative visit with former baseball executive, Doc Rodgers, on Sports Spectrum Today.