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  1. MLB - 1994 baseball strike effect on Tony Gwynn and Matt Williams...

    Tim Keown

    A 232-day players strike began 20 years ago on Aug. 12. It ended of what should have been dream seasons for Tony Gwynn, Matt Williams and the Montreal Expos.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  2. How Scott Kazmir came back with the help of unconventional traini...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes that even Scott Kazmir's father though the former All-Star's career might be over. Enter a mysterious man in a Quonset hut.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Brady Aiken looking to end drought of high school pitchers taken ...

    Tim Keown

    Brady Aiken might have the stuff to overcome not just hitters but also MLB teams' reservations about picking a high school pitcher No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2014
  4. Keown - Get replay right for baseball's sake

    Tim Keown

    To get replay right in baseball, speed up the process and don't limit the number of challenges managers receive, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  5. Theo Epstein plans to rebuild Chicago Cubs with blueprint from Bo...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Tim Keown writes that three seasons into his latest attempt to reverse a curse, Theo Epstein is building on the blueprint he used in Boston and asking Chicago's restless fan base to hold on just a bit longer.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  6. Weird science? No, player evaluation tools

    Gordon Edes

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- In a story on Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein that appeared in ESPN the Magazine's MLB preview, author Tim Keown noted the team's reliance on "neuroscience" in scouting and player evaluation. "Hitters a...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  7. Keown - Don't count Australian games in MLB standings

    Tim Keown

    How can Opening Day be a U.S. national holiday when it extends multiple days and starts early in Australia, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  8. Keown - Brains need training just like bodies

    Tim Keown

    Could baseball teams like the Cubs finally win a World Series if they adopted the Seahawks' mental training regime? Tim Keown takes a closer look.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  9. What's next for Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig? - ESPN The ...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Tim Keown writes that Yasiel Puig has been called exceptional, subversive, enchanting and petulant. But on the eve of his second season, the Dodgers phenom is aiming for something more: transcendent.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  10. Keown - Selig shouldn't get credit for cleaning up MLB

    Tim Keown

    Bud Selig is taking a victory lap before retirement and saying he cleaned up baseball. Except MLB caught drug cheats only after the media nabbed them first, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  11. Tim Keown on Baseball Hall of Fame

    Tim Keown

    'Tis baseball's pearl-clutching season, when writers sit down with their Hall of Fame ballots and combine wisdom with morality. Improprieties -- and even suggestions of improprieties -- are addressed with a dismissive omission. Check marks are used a...

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  12. Lessons from the Brian McCann-Carlos Gomez incident

    Tim Keown

    When you peel away the layers of Wednesday night's Brian McCann-Carlos Gomez incident, what's left? Maybe the guilty pleasure of wanting to see more.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  13. Travel leagues push out urban baseball talent

    Tim Keown

    If only kids with financial means play on teams with access to MLB scouts, you're creating a permanent underclass of kids with no shot at The Show, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  14. Albert Pujols, big contracts, production and MLB value

    Tim Keown

    Albert Pujols is being held up as the newest and freshest example of why owners and general managers should never consider long-term, big-money contracts for players in their 30s. The industry doesn't forget, right? Of course it does. It always does. And often for good reason.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  15. Ryan Braun's sad, apologetic language

    Tim Keown

    Ryan Braun is just another in a long line of athletes who don't know how to apologize. It's an epidemic, an absolute plague across the land. Why are those two words -- I'm sorry -- so damned hard?

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  16. All-Star Game a double-edged honor

    Tim Keown

    Oakland manager Bob Melvin should be the happiest man in baseball. He doesn't have the worries of Davey Johnson, who has been giving Bryce Harper days off only to see his young star be named to the All-Star team and the Home Run Derby team.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013