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  1. Gordon and Figgins are making their case

    Buster Olney

    PHOENIX -- Baseball players aren't supposed to play basketball during the offseason, but a lot of them do anyway, as Aaron Boone will tell you, as an efficient way to stay in shape. But Dee Gordon stopped playing basketball this winter to impr...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. How Braves learned from 2011 collapse

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- There was a basketball court of sorts set up in the Braves' clubhouse on Saturday, with two shopping carts positioned as baskets on opposite sides of the room, about 20 feet apart. The object was to fire the ball into the top part of ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  3. Atlanta Braves have learned from last season's September collapse...

    Buster Olney

    As the Atlanta Braves find themselves in another September race, Buster Olney writes that they aren't hiding from their 2011 collapse. The Braves owned it, learned from it and are now using the experience to be better prepared this time around.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  4. The next step for Matt Kemp

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp has told Magic Johnson he could beat him in basketball. "He doesn't believe I can," Kemp said Saturday, sitting in front of his locker at Dodger Stadium. Kemp paused. "But I can," he said knowingly, confidently. ...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  5. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is making progress in his rehab - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp wants a shot at Magic Johnson in a game of H-O-R-S-E, but that will have to wait. As Buster Olney writes, Kemp is still rehabbing his strained hamstring, and his next step will be getting back to running.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  6. Cliff Lee headlines calm all-stars

    Buster Olney

    What anyone who knows Cliff Lee will tell you is that he is crazy-competitive, the sort of person who must win whether he's playing cards or basketball or ping pong, or if he's pitching. What's strange about all that is that Lee never...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  7. Cliff Lee ranks among the calmest players in baseball -- MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney names his John Olerud all-star team -- a collection of baseball's calmest players. At the top of the list is the Phillies' Cliff Lee.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  8. The most controversial vote

    Buster Olney

    The camera pans across a large room framed by six retracted basketball backboards. A disco ball dangles from the ceiling. There are corsages everywhere, and the signs are made with papier-maché. "You are looking LIVE at the gym of Cooperstown H...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  9. MLB: Hall of Fame voting has taken place, and Buster has the insi...

    Buster Olney

    Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  10. 'How Lucky You Can Be' excerpt

    Buster Olney

    As regular readers of this blog know, I'm currently traveling some as a part of the release of my new book, "How Lucky You Can Be". The book is about the life and recent trials of Don Meyer, the winningest coach in men's college basketball ...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  11. MLB: Buster Olney shares a chapter excerpt from his new book on c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney shares an excerpt from his new book on the life and trials of basketball coach Don Meyer. It's titled "How Lucky You Can Be".

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2010