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  1. Braun homers in return to Miller Park

    Braun homers in return to Miller Park

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  2. A Long Journey to Spring - Royals' coach Mike Jirschele's path to...

    Chris JonesPHOTOGRAPH BY ROB TRINGALI

    New Royals coach MIKE JIRSCHELE spent 36 years in the bushes, most of them preparing players for the jump that eluded him. Yet he never balked, knowing his plight was nothing compared to that of his three brothers.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  3. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  4. George Brett steps down as Kansas City Royals hitting coach

    George Brett took over as the Kansas City Royals' interim hitting coach with the rudderless team mired in an eight-game skid. He leaves with them showing signs of life.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Chicago Strikes First

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting the oil change you need every 30,000 miles followed by a stern lecture from your mechanic about decimal places, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a stunning start to the Stanley Cup final, the Chicago...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  6. Royals offer new chapter for James Shields

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- James Shields arrives in Kansas City with a well-deserved reputation as a leader, a dedicated teammate and a player who'll do whatever is necessary to earn his day's pay. As the Royals are discovering, that means more than just pit...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  7. George Brett on the magic of Cooperstown

    George Brett, as told to Steve Wulf

    Editor's note: This is the extended version of a story that appears in the Dec. 24 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! Cooperstown is not easy to get to, but it's even harder to leave. I've made it a point to go back every year since ...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  8. Kauffman Stadium: home of & mini-golf?

    Matt Lindner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When a franchise has finished better than .500 just three times in the past 20 seasons, marketing departments have to get creative to keep fans coming back to the ballpark. If you're the Kansas City Royals, part of that plan in...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  9. A breaking point for Josh Beckett

    Buster Olney

    What Red Sox fans wanted to see after the last day of last season, after the September collapse, were broken-hearted Red Sox players. They wanted to see Josh Beckett laid out in despair, like Ralph Branca was after allowing Bobby Thomson's legen...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  10. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  11. For Phillies, Utley is no guarantee

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been terrible so far, winning just 14 of 32 games despite facing what appeared to be the National League's easiest schedule in the first quarter of the season. The expectation, however, is that help is on the way ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  12. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Meet the Unimpressed

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roy Halladay was the first of the Phillies' starting pitchers to step into the open room where some 75 or so reporters waited Monday, and he looked taken aback by what he saw. So did those who followed him -- Joe Blanton and ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  15. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  16. 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