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  1. Down with MLB interleague games in September

    Jim Caple

    Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  2. MLB trading deadline deals and the human element

    Jim Caple

    Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in another city tomorrow? That's what the trade deadline asks of MLB players.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  3. How to make the MLB draft better

    Jim Caple

    They call them "competitive balance" picks. But the way they're going to work in this year's MLB draft is waaaaaay off base.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  4. Playbook's Best Sports Photos of the Week

    Playbook Visuals

    Picture this: Olympics action from indoors and outdoors, on land and sea. Baseball fans and baseball players. And ... chess boxing? It's all part of our gallery featuring amazing sports images from the past seven days. Playbook's Best Sports ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  5. June in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Number of Seattle Mariners who combined to pitch a ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  6. About Last Night: Thumbs Down for Baylor

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NCAA accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties for impermissible phone calls and text messages sent to recruits, and put the program on three years'...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  7. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  8. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  9. MLB - Baseball in Europe is about to take off

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    While providing more prospects to the States, the state of America's pastime in Europe is making big gains in popularity.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  10. A variety of reactions to McGwire admission

    Buster Olney

    For some in Major League Baseball circles, there was steroid fatigue the day after Mark McGwire's admission. "I'm so sick of this stuff," one executive said Tuesday. "It just never seems to end." There was relief on behalf of the slugger...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  11. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  12. Jim Caple: Jeff Zimmerman is dreaming again of the majors

    Jim Caple

    Former All-Star Jeff Zimmerman had a one-of-a-kind first trek to the majors. Now he's trying to get back.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  13. Ichiro comes through with big hit as Japan wins WBC

    Ichiro Suzuki drove in the winning runs as Japan beat Korea to win the WBC again.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  14. Yankees, Mariners first to sign Chinese players

    The New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners have each signed two Chinese players, and there may be more to come.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2007
  15. Nine things you need to know

    Alan Schwarz

    With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2005
  16. World Cup could be delayed

    Alan Schwarz

    Sources say pulling together a World Cup-style tournament by next March might not be possible.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2004