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  1. K.C. Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan's rapid rise

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Kansas City Royals rookie was pitching in the College World Series this summer.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  2. Kansas City Royals fans are 'tired of waiting' for a winner

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The Kansas City Royals have not been back to the postseason since the 1985 World Series. It's the longest drought in baseball. Yet here they are, their city hosting the MLB All-Star Game. Fair, or foul?

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  3. For Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke, the future is now

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The former K.C. Royals standout, in his first season with the Milwaukee Brewers, gets his first taste of the MLB postseason spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  4. MLB Curtain Call: To understand Brian Wilson today, just ask him ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson is known for his intelligence, focus and ability to keep things light. Where did he get all that? Elizabeth Merrill traces his roots.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  5. Milton Bradley of Seattle Mariners working on anxiety issues and ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley says he's dealing with issues involving anger and pressure -- and trying not to base his self-worth solely on his batting average.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2010
  6. Seattle Mariners' Milton Bradley discusses time he knew he needed...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Buried under a mountain of pressure and the constant buzz of a $30 million contract, Milton Bradley says he pondered getting help in 2009 during his short and controversial stay with the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2010
  7. Ernie Harwell taking full advantage of opportunity to say his goo...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    For generations, famed broadcaster Ernie Harwell made listening to the Detroit Tigers an almost spiritual happening. Now, as he deals with cancer, his own spirituality provides peace and comfort as his friends and fans say their goodbyes.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  8. Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles fans share a special d...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Philadelphia Eagles fans and Philadelphia Phillies fans came together for one super-long day of revelry, tailgating and trash talking as the city's teams played host to two New York rivals.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  9. One year later, Coolbaugh's family keeps memories close

    Elizabeth Merrill

    A year after Mike Coolbaugh was killed by a line drive while coaching first base in a minor league game, his widow does everything she can to keep his memory, and spirit, alive for the sake of their children, writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2008
  10. Hillman adamant about changing Royals' losing ways

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Trey Hillman might be a goofball, but he's serious about changing the losing culture in Kansas City.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2008
  11. Former All-Star Lou Brissie is still soldiering on

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Lou Brissie is 83 years old now and on crutches, but the story of his World War II experience and his major league pitching career still resonates with young, wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, writes Elizabeth Merrill.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  12. Grudzielanek happy to make Kansas City his home

    Elizabeth Merrill

    So Mark Grudzielanek actually likes it in Kansas City, and as ESPN.com senior writer Elizabeth Merrill explains, "Grudzie" is full of faith the Royals can win.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2007
  13. Two lives shattered in one freak moment of time

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Mike Coolbaugh found his calling, coaching the Tulsa Drillers. Tino Sanchez had settled into his role on the team, and was about to be a first-time dad. As ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill writes, everyone in the clubhouse is asking why this had to happen.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2007
  14. Matsuzaka's first start a real spectacle

    Elizabeth Merrill

    In an event fit for a rock star, Daisuke Matsuzaka put together a dazzling performance in his first start for the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2007