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  1. A window into La Russa's thinking

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The tale of the Cardinals' phone fiasco in Game 5 is now so fraught with seeming inconsistencies and illogical threads of thought that nothing Tony La Russa says, going forward, will ever satisfy 100 percent of the fans and media. T...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  2. A window into Tony La Russa's thinking - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Tony La Russa answered questions Tuesday about Game 5's bullpen phone fiasco, we also got a window into how he views several aspects of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  3. Don't count out Sabathia, Verlander

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Doug Fister will start Game 5 for the Tigers in Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees. But the bullpens will be standing room only, presumably. Freddy Garcia will have his spikes on, as he did at the st...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  4. MLB - CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander could pitch in relief in Game...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Yankees and Tigers will have several relief options available to them in Game 5 of their ALDS series, including their respective aces, CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  5. Andy Pettitte's legacy: that of a teammate

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte was so sick that he was under orders to stay home, as the Astros started Game 4 of the Division Series against the Braves in 2005. The Astros' thinking was that if the series extended to a Game 5, Pettitte would get the ball, and t...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  6. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  7. Rays of regret

    Buster Olney

    The cameras captured the face of David Price in the eighth inning after Ian Kinsler all but finished off the Rays in Game 5 with a home run off Rafael Soriano. Price was finished for the night but had stayed in the dugout to see if his team could ral...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  8. Tampa Bay will regret this missed opportunity because the team is...

    Buster Olney

    After being dominated by Cliff Lee once more, the Tampa Bay Rays face an offseason where they all know the team will change. And there will be regret, because many believe no other team in baseball had the amount of talent this group did.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  9. Braves' new world

    Buster Olney

    Having been a rabid Dodgers fan in the first 24 years of this life, I present to you the championship lineup for Tommy Lasorda's team in Game 5 of the 1988 World Series: 2B Steve Sax 1B Franklin Stubbs LF Mickey Hatcher RF Mike Marshall CF ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  10. The Atlanta lineup looks positively meager but the playoffs offer...

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta lineup, already weakened by the continued absence of Chipper Jones, looks even weaker with the loss of Martin Prado. But the playoffs are a new world of opportunity, where a streak and a little pixie dust can be all it takes, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  11. A game filled with crossroads

    Buster Olney

    The moment Nick Swisher lifted the ball over the infield, Angels reliever Brian Fuentes shot his arm into the air, that arm driven by the exultation of someone who had survived a series of close scrapes. All of Game 5 of the American League Champions...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  12. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- New York Yankees and Los Angeles Ange...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels play a game filled with crossroads.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  13. 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
  14. 10 days, 10 burning questions

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- Ten days left in the regular season. Ten burning questions. 1. Will Oakland pull out of its flat spin? The Athletics have surrendered 15.5 games in the standings to the Angels in 39 days, which might otherwise seem impossible if ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  15. Gausman key to Orioles' playoff hopes

    Buster Olney

    Fourteen of the 15 American League teams are no further removed from the second wild-card spot than 5.5 games, as of this morning. In other words, 14 of the 15 AL teams should be working with a full dose of hope, including the Houston Astros, who los...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  16. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012