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  1. Yesteryear's LLWS hero: M's McClendon

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- Every once in awhile, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon hauls out the video clip of his performance in the 1971 Little League World Series championship game and watches it for fun. But it's more a bonding ritual with his 26-yea...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Todd Frazier brings New Jersey roots to rookie season with Cincin...

    Jerry Crasnick

    He's just a rookie from Jersey, but Todd Frazier already has a sandwich named after him. And he has the Reds feasting on the National League.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  3. Surging Pittsburgh Pirates showing signs they're for real

    Jerry Crasnick

    Are the Pirates a mirage? It's possible, but to this point in the season they're showing that the team's history of failure is very much a thing of the past.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  4. Jerry Crasnick: Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasbu...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Like many of the No. 1 picks before him, Nationals flamethrower Stephen Strasburg is about to head down a road that is littered with hits and misses, jewels and clunkers.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  5. Michael Weiner the easy choice to replace Donald Fehr

    Jerry Crasnick

    Michael Weiner, who is poised to replace resigning Donald Fehr as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, is already regarded as a likable, respected figure within the sport.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  6. Atlanta Braves should hold up down the stretch this year

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Braves endured an epic collapse last season, they shouldn't fall into the same trap this year.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  7. Ready or not, Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper gets call

    Jerry Crasnick

    Is 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper ready to contribute toward a playoff push in Washington? It won't take long to find out.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  8. Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun tells his side of the story

    Jerry Crasnick

    In Friday's 25-minute news conference, Ryan Braun skillfully and forcefully defended himself, called the system "fatally flawed" and began the process of rebuilding his battered image.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  9. Looking back at some fast-moving college pitchers

    Jerry Crasnick

    Tim Lincecum, David Price and Mark Prior are among the college starting pitchers who spent very little time in the minor leagues before ascending to the majors.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011
  10. Starting 9 -- April has been tough for many designated hitters

    Jerry Crasnick

    For numerous teams, the DH spot has been nothing short of an offensive wasteland in the first month of the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  11. Jerry Crasnick: Starting 9 -- Second to none

    Jerry Crasnick

    Second base appears to be a position of strength in 2009, with several second-sackers off to great offensive starts.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  12. Jerry Crasnick: Job market for Bobby Abreu

    Jerry Crasnick

    obby Abreu's overall stats suggest "star," but he's often viewed as a complementary-type player. Landing a job at his desired salary could prove difficult.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  13. Keep an eye on these potential impact players

    Jerry Crasnick

    There are a few players who could provide a major boost for pennant contenders once they come off the disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2007
  14. Retooled rotation looks promising

    Jerry Crasnick

    They can bask in the glow for only so long. It's time for David Eckstein, the '06 World Series MVP, and his teammates to turn their attention to defending their title.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2007
  15. Will Reds hold up down the stretch?

    Jerry Crasnick

    Seven teams and perhaps even a few more still stand a legitimate shot to win the wild card in the National League.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2006
  16. Rollins' energy driving Phillies

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jimmy Rollins has played a huge role in keeping the Phillies in playoff contention, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005