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  1. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  2. MLB - Baseball in Europe is about to take off

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    While providing more prospects to the States, the state of America's pastime in Europe is making big gains in popularity.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  3. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  4. Davey Johnson to manage, Derek Jeter to play on American World Ba...

    Davey Johnson, who guided the U.S. team to a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, has been picked to manage at the World Baseball Classic this spring.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  5. Abbott now making his PITCH for people with disabilities

    Amy Rosewater

    Fifteen years ago, Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, pitched a no-hitter. He's now working to help people with disabilities gain employment.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  6. Fehr would consider HGH blood test if reliable method were availa...

    Players' union leader Donald Fehr would consider approving blood testing for human growth hormone if there were a valid, efficient procedure for determining its use over an extended period.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  7. U.S., Cuba favored in Olympic baseball qualifying

    The United States and Cuba, the gold medalists two years ago, are the favorites among 12 teams competing for two direct Olympic slots.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2006
  8. USA Baseball retires Reich's number

    USA Baseball retired the number of former pitcher Steve Reich, who was killed in Afghanistan last year.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2006
  9. Meissner throws out first pitch at O's-Angels

    Kimmie Meissner, who won the World Figure Skating Championships title last month, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards before the Orioles-Angels game.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2006
  10. Dominicans finish unbeaten in pool play

    Francisco Liriano flashed the nasty stuff that makes him one of the most prized pitching prospects in baseball, and the Dominican Republic held off Australia 6-4 Friday night to finish undefeated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2006
  11. Nine things you need to know

    Alan Schwarz

    With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2005
  12. Lawmaker: Despite progress, steroid law likely

    Baseball and other major U.S. professional leagues have made progress battling steroid use but not enough for Congress to back off on legislation, a key Republican lawmaker said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  13. Greek team gets first-ever victory

    Greece won for the first time ever in Olympic baseball Saturday night, getting 14 hits from its Greek-American lineup to beat Italy 12-7 in a showdown between the two weakest teams in the eight-nation tournament.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2004
  14. Stetka: Cash concerns a 'non-issue'

    The Greek Olympic baseball team has sufficient financial backing to go to Greece after working out next month in the United States, an official of the Baltimore Orioles said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2004
  15. Official: No cash for Athens trip

    The Greek Olympic baseball team is so short of cash that it has no funds to return for the games after training in the United States, a top official said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2004
  16. Greek squad has only two local players

    Greece's Olympic baseball coach threatened to quit Thursday to protest a roster that includes just two local players.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2004