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  1. Father's guidance aided Trout's ascent

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Jeff Trout stays up to watch his son Mike play, no matter what part of the world he happens to be in. Mike knows this because, no matter how late the Angels' games end, he gets text messages from his parents after the final pitch is thrown...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  2. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Dunn could fill Rangers' power void

    Buster Olney

    The A-Rod-palooza will go on for many more weeks, given the daily promise that Alex Rodriguez will say something that will make us shake our heads -- such as when he all but painted himself as a Founding Father fighting on behalf of the Constitution ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  4. We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner...

    Buster Olney

    We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner this year, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  5. Searching for Mike Trout's flaw

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM -- With his headphones on and a towel at the ready in his waistband, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington did his daily 10 laps around the field early Sunday afternoon, walking briskly in his fight against Father Time. When the Rangers' ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  6. Mike Trout is making history as opponents struggle to find holes ...

    Buster Olney

    The run Mike Trout is currently on is unprecedented for any big league player, let alone a rookie. As Buster Olney writes, teams are having a hard time finding flaws in Trout's game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  7. Surprising parts of Bryce Harper's game

    Buster Olney

    WASHINGTON -- Shane Victorino first met Bryce Harper three winters ago in a batting cage in Las Vegas, where both of them live. Harper's father was throwing batting practice, and Victorino took turns and heard the teenager assess his swings. "Ho...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  8. Bryce Harper has surprised players and scouts with two things sin...

    Buster Olney

    For all of his style and flair and bravado, Bryce Harper has surprised players and scouts with two things since making his debut for the Washington Nationals, as Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2012
  9. Trevor Hoffman's dive into history

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, I worked on a long piece on Trevor Hoffman for ESPN The Magazine, and we sat in the visitors' dugout at Shea Stadium and talked about his father's influence, the games he played as a child with his older brothers, about his...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  10. Trevor Hoffman finally has his 600th save; you'll never guess how...

    Buster Olney

    Trevor Hoffman tried his hand at being a position player, but his bat never showed up. At least he had a mid-90s fastball to fall back on -- until he didn't even have that anymore. Here, he tells the story of the pitch that made him great.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  11. Gonzalez, Gwynn have a lot in common

    Buster Olney

    A few hours before Tony Gwynn Jr. hit an inside-the-park homer in another San Diego Padres win, he was asked who Adrian Gonzalez reminds him of as a hitter. His answer was surprising. "He actually reminds me of my father in terms of how he can handl...

    Blog | July 18, 2010
  12. Adrian Gonzalez, Tony Gwynn have much in common - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Tony Gwynn Jr. says Padres teammate Adrian Gonzalez reminds him of someone near and dear to his and MLB fans' hearts -- his father, Tony Gwynn Sr. Plus, a vintage Carl Pavano sighting in Minnesota, and how Boston will face up to the luxury tax.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Brett Anderson has steadily increased his ...

    Buster Olney

    The son of Frank Anderson was refining his nasty curveball long before the father could think to allow it, and his growth as a pitcher has come faster than many would have guessed, partly because aside from the curve, Brett's velocity has gained as well.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  14. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Chris Coghlan has overcome tragedy to...

    Buster Olney

    Chris Coghlan has overcome tragedy to realize a dream that wasn't just his own. He shared it with his father.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2009
  15. The perfection might be captivating, but the speed at which Mark ...

    Buster Olney

    Mark Buehrle's perfect game was underlaid by the almost maddening speed at which he controls the pace of a game. Buster finds where it came from. Plus, a pile of trade rumors and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  16. Buster Olney: More on Aroldis Chapman, and a father-son Fourth

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney spends the Fourth of July at the ballpark with his son and dishes some notes on hot pitcher Aroldis Chapman

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2009