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  1. Diamond gems from this weekend in baseball

    Adena Andrews

    At 105 years old, Agnes McKee of Oceanside, Calif., became the oldest person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. McKee took the mound at Petco Park on Sunday before the San Diego Padres took on the New York Mets. McKee's months of practice at her ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. espnW -- Steering clear of Shake Shack? Might we recommend these ...

    Shake Shack at Citi Field has been taking shots all week, so we're here to remind you of some delicious offerings at ballparks across the country.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  3. espnW -- Critics of Daniel Murphy's decision to take paternity le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    New York radio hosts criticizing the Mets' Daniel Murphy for staying with his wife after the birth of their child are frighteningly out of touch, Melissa Isaacson says.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. Tip of our cap to Justine Siegal

    Lizzie Haldane

    Only one woman has participated in MLB spring training as a player -- and that was 36-year-old Justine Siegal, who pitched to the Cleveland Indians during batting practice in 2011. She later went on to pitch batting practice for the Oakland Athletics...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  5. espnW -- Five things to watch in Major League Baseball for 2013

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Giants are still celebrating, but we already can't wait for next year. Here are five things to watch for in baseball in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  6. That's What She Said -- There's no fist-pumping in baseball

    Sarah Spain

    Reality TV star Snooki showed up at a baseball game on Monday. The Mets were clearly trying to create some buzz but Sarah Spain says the fist pumpin' should say at the Jersey Shore.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  7. The biggest baseball offseason storylines

    Amanda Rykoff

    With pitchers and catchers set to report in the next month, espnW's Amanda Rykoff recounts the offseason that was for each team in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  8. Calling the Shots -- Women are striking out in MLB

    Pat Borzi

    There hasn't been a single woman umpire in affiliated baseball since 2007, and applicants at umpiring schools have dwindled.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  9. Minor leagues, major fun

    Blane Bachelor

    If you're looking for excitement and great food without breaking your budget, a trip to one of these minor league stadiums is just the ticket.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  10. The 20 healthiest ballpark eats

    Steve Mazzucchi

    Finding health food at the ballpark is no longer as rare as the Cubs winning the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  11. New baseball policy helps players take leave

    Michelle Smith

    Baseball players used to have to choose between staying with their team or being with their wife or partner for the birth of a child. A new MLB policy, a first for a major pro league, encourages players to be with their families.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  12. Dwight 'Doc' Gooden checks into 'Celebrity Rehab'

    Amanda Rykoff

    TMZ reported that former Mets great Dwight "Doc" Gooden will appear on the new season of "Celebrity Rehab." espnW's Amanda Rykoff laments the downfall of this once-great pitcher who can't seem to get his life together after baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  13. 2011 Spring Training: Philadelphia Phillies' pitching prowess

    Amanda Rykoff

    Can the vaunted "Four Aces" of Philly live up to the hype? Only time will tell if Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee are the greatest rotation ever assembled. But they do look good on paper, as Amanda Rykoff highlights the NL East.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011