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  1. espnW -- Critics of Daniel Murphy's decision to take paternity le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    New York radio hosts criticizing the Mets' Daniel Murphy for staying with his wife after the birth of their child are frighteningly out of touch, Melissa Isaacson says.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  2. espnW -- Sarah Spain says Major League Baseball is back -- are yo...

    Sarah Spain

    From the Derek Jeter and Bud Selig retirement tours to expanded replay to tougher drug rules, Sarah Spain has 14 things to watch for in a change-filled 2014 baseball season in That's What She Said.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- Ozzie Smith leads push to make Major League Base...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Make baseball's Opening Day a national holiday? Best idea ever. And maybe UFC champ Ronda Rousey can use the day to practice her bowling.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  4. espnW -- Girls get the diamond all to themselves during a three-t...

    Robyn Norwood

    Girls enjoy a rare chance to have the baseball diamond all to themselves in a three-team, all-girls tournament organized by the nonprofit Baseball for All.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  5. Familiar foes in Fall Classic

    espnW

    The 2013 World Series opens tonight at Boston's Fenway Park and features two of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball history. The Cardinals and Red Sox will meet for the fourth time in the World Series. Only three pairs of teams ha...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. Salute to softball's sluggers

    espnW

    Baseball's best sluggers will gather tonight at the Mets' Citi Field for Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby, but we'd like to tip our caps to some of the great softball sluggers in NCAA history. We start with former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman, who ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. MLB tips cap to moms

    Lizzie Haldane

    Major League Baseball will honor mothers everywhere today, bringing out hot pink bats, gloves and cleats for the eighth consecutive year. For the first time ever, Rawlings will release a pink-stitched ball and Phiten will feature a pink compression s...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  8. In 1984, baseball game turned into marathon

    Lizzie Haldane

    Today marks the 29th anniversary of the longest game in Major League Baseball history, when the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers concluded 25 innings in 8 hours and 6 minutes. The game started at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 1984, and at 1 a.m. on ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  9. Who was first? Moses Fleetwood Walker

    Lizzie Haldane

    Before there was Jackie Robinson, there was Fleet Walker. On this date in 1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball when he made his American Association (modern-day American League) with the Toledo ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. Jackie Robinson film '42' hits theaters today

    Lizzie Haldane

    "42," a film that commemorates icon Jackie Robinson and his struggles to break baseball's color barrier, opens in theaters today. On Monday, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. The annual event honors the day, 66 years ago, when the...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  11. espnw -- Sarah Spain's 5 things to watch for in the 2013 Major Le...

    Sarah Spain

    The Dodgers, with the largest payroll in baseball and two recent Cy Young winners in their starting rotation, are overflowing with talent. Whether it translates to a World Series title remains to be seen.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  12. espnw -- Sarah Spain's 5 things to watch for in the 2013 Major Le...

    Sarah Spain

    The Dodgers, with the largest payroll in baseball and two recent Cy Young winners in their starting rotation, are overflowing with talent. Whether it translates to a World Series title remains to be seen.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  13. Tip of our cap to Justine Siegal

    Lizzie Haldane

    Only one woman has participated in MLB spring training as a player -- and that was 36-year-old Justine Siegal, who pitched to the Cleveland Indians during batting practice in 2011. She later went on to pitch batting practice for the Oakland Athletics...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. espnW -- Five things to watch in Major League Baseball for 2013

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Giants are still celebrating, but we already can't wait for next year. Here are five things to watch for in baseball in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  15. 2012 World Series -- Intriguing matchups await in Detroit Tigers-...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Two storied franchises will battle for the chance to write the next chapter in MLB history beginning Wednesday night. Will the Giants capture a second title in three years or will Detroit take the title?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  16. espnW -- MLB dress code leaves some feeling singled out

    Jane McManus

    MLB dress code leaves female sports writers steamed at games in the summer heat. Does measuring the length of their shorts and skirts really fix anything?

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012