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  1. Can the Cardinals count on Adam Wainwright for Game 5 start? - ML...

    Mike Petriello

    Adam Wainwright is a true staff ace and proven winner, but in examining his recent peripherals, Mike Petriello unearths some odd trends showing not only a change in effectiveness but also in approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  2. V-Mart displaying the value of experience

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Victor Martinez's walk from the on-deck circle to home plate is deliberate, a steady and unhurried amble. His walk-up music finishes, the pitcher, catcher and umpire wait, but Martinez will not be rushed. Ever. He gets in the box when he i...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  3. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  4. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  5. Five reasons Nationals need Fielder

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in little more than a month, teams and free agents will start scrambling like a game of musical chairs in order to ensure they have a place to sit when the music stops. One free agent who should...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. For Braves and Red Sox, no easy answers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- A Jimi Hendrix song played in Fenway Park after the Red Sox failed to score in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night, after Boston had fallen behind again, and at the moment the music died -- that instant of transition when there ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  7. MLB - No easy answers for Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for reeling wild-card leaders Boston and Atlanta, there is little time to find answers.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  8. Mayne Street with Kenny Mayne and San Francisco Giants closer Bri...

    Kenny Mayne

    From ESPN The Magazine, Kenny Mayne probes Brian Wilson about Beach Boys, books and pitching in blowouts.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  9. The mighty 'pen

    Buster Olney

    Jonny Venters doesn't yet have a song that is played when Braves manager Bobby Cox summons him into a game. "I don't know if rookies can pick their own music," Venters said the other day. But if Venters keeps pitching the way he has at the...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  10. Atlanta Braves' Jonny Venters leads this group of breakthrough or...

    Buster Olney

    Like so many others, Jonny Venters has found his stride as a pitcher in a new role. Now he's working out of the 'pen. But while so many get relegated to the bullpen, Venters made the decision himself, and it has paid off for the Braves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2010
  11. MLB - ESPN The Magazine - The politics of music in the clubhouse

    Sam Alipour and Patrick Cain

    Sam Alipour and Patrick Cain examine what type of music the LA Dodgers play in their clubshouse. Here's a hint: Taylor Swift is a little bit popular.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  12. Parker may be better off on diamond

    Jason A. Churchill

    Clemson's football team was led to the 2009 Music City Bowl by top NFL Draft prospect C.J. Spiller, who may be taken off the board next month sometime in Round 1, if things go the way ESPN.com's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay project. But ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  13. MLB Draft - Kyle Parker's future might not be in football - Jason...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason Churchill takes a look at the multi-talented Clemson Tiger, Kyle Parker, and concludes that the Clemson QB may be better off on the baseball field.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  14. Searching for Bobby Abreu

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't until Feb. 12 that Bobby Abreu signed last winter, after waiting and waiting and waiting. The music had stopped, the big dollars were gone and Abreu took his best available offer with the Angels, for $5 million -- a cut of about $11 mi...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  15. What could've been for Franco

    Once you hit 40 (years, not home runs), one of the hobbies you'll take up, in addition to shuffleboard and complaining about rap music, is tracking the careers of baseball players even older than you. And the older the better, which is why I'm really...

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2007
  16. In 2006, the A's are money

    Buster Olney

    No more talk. No more books about the formula for success. This time, the A's can do the little things to go the distance. This time, they're money.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2006