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  1. 'The Jeter Tour' has hurt the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Some folks employed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 have spoken with reverence for what took place on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, when Cal Ripken played in his 2,130th and 2,131st consecutive games. The response of the fans to Ripken, and the ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. Could be a quiet offseason in New York

    Buster Olney

    As one small-market general manager said recently, Major League Baseball is at its strongest when the big-money teams are thriving and driving interest in the largest pools of potential customers. Parity is nice, and it's a good thing when fans in Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Potential pitching targets for Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Yoenis Cespedes got a hanging slider from Shane Greene on Saturday, a great chance to make an initial statement to Red Sox fans about the damage he can do. There were runners on base, and Boston was trying to mount a comeback. But Cesped...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  4. Red Sox had better have a post-Lester plan

    Buster Olney

    Memo to John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino: I hope you have a Plan B. In fact, make sure you have a Plan B. Because if there is no Plan B to Jon Lester for next season, you could have a whole lot of angry fans and players by Opening Day, a...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  7. Toughest lineup quandaries in MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Joe Torre managed, he jotted down lineups in his time away from the park, mulling over various possibilities, internally debating certain combinations. In other words: He was like a lot of baseball fans and reporters, who like to think throug...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  8. Crowd seemed to sway the umps

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- For years, showing instant replay of a controversial calls on the big screen in major league ballparks has been verboten, with the theory being that a wrong decision by an umpire might spur fan wrath that could spill onto the field. Som...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. Days of superstar managers are over

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine was hired to be the Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012 largely because he is a big name, a big personality -- and the theory of the club's ownership was that fans would be familiar with him and energized by him. The Marlins...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  10. Maddon, Farrell in a chess match

    Buster Olney

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Dustin Pedroia walked into Tropicana Field early Monday afternoon, a young Rays fan said to him, with all good humor, that he was hopeful that Tampa Bay might win a game, and that there would be a Game 4 Tuesday night. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. Houston Astros betting on patience, while Oakland gets deep - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how the Houston Astros are in the midst of an almost historic teardown of the organization. They figure to be bad, but they also must hope fans will be patient enough to stick around.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  12. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  13. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  14. Toronto Blue Jays are sending a message to their fans with the R....

    Buster Olney

    The Blue Jays had already made a commitment for 2013, and the R.A. Dickey deal is the final piece.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  15. Miami Marlins conned fans, politicians and MLB in stadium deal an...

    Buster Olney

    Miami Marlins conned fans, politicians and MLB in stadium deal and subsequent transactions, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  16. Brewers in play for Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    The Milwaukee Brewers are a small-market team with a big-market mentality, backed by a fan base that has turned out in big numbers and inspired owner Mark Attanasio to think big. The Brewers made the bold midseason play four years ago for CC Sabathia...

    Blog | October 16, 2012