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  1. Grooved All-Star pitch is nothing new

    Buster Olney

    Adam Wainwright is earnest and honest and yes, he probably revealed a little more than he intended to about that pitch that he threw to Derek Jeter. But let's put this into context. The tradition of pitchers working to provide a moment for a hitter g...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Redrafting the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    Continuing a tradition we started two years ago, I've gone back 10 years and redrafted an old draft class, this year going back to 2004. Once again the player taken first overall (Matt Bush) hasn't turned out to be among the 30 best players in the cr...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Brandon Phillips on way out of Cincinnati?

    AJ Mass

    It's become an annual tradition for many major league franchises to hold some sort of wintertime "fan-fest," where supporters of the local team can meet current players, get autographs and a myriad other baseball-related events. The Cincinnati Reds a...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. A souvenir from 'Prime Time'

    Buster Olney

    As spring training begins, we offer a story that has become an annual tradition for this blog, involving a superstar cornerback (and baseball player) and myself. I don't collect autographs, and the one souvenir baseball I have on my desk contai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  5. Buster Olney revisits annual spring training tradition - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In an annual blog tradition, Buster Olney retells the story of a young reporter who drew the ire of Deion Sanders and still keeps a souvenir from Prime Time 'til this day.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  6. Phillies exploit 'kooky' edge

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- In keeping with the Phillies' recent tradition, the Philadelphia veterans waited for Hunter Pence to pop the first bottle of champagne Saturday night, to give him a chance to experience what he hadn't before. They did the sa...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  7. MLB - Hunter Pence a potent impact in Philly

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about what Philly has gained with the addition of Hunter Pence. It could be kookiness and power -- perhaps in that order.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  8. Jose Bautista, who participates in Home Run Derby on Monday, is o...

    Eric Karabell

    Per his annual tradition, Eric Karabell predicts the end-of-season homer totals for the eight Home Run Derby participants, including Jose Bautista and David Ortiz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  9. Star power on display in Futures Game

    The 13th annual MLB Futures Game on Sunday continues a tradition of showcasing the best talent in the minors, with a good number of these players going on to stardom in the majors. Both of last year's MLB MVPs, last year's NL Cy Young winn...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  10. MLB: Keith Law previews the 2011 Futures Game, which is full of t...

    Keith Law

    Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others will be on display at the Futures Game, giving it some serious star power, says ESPN Insider Keith Law.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  11. MLB: Buster Olney goes through his 2011 division winner picks and...

    Buster Olney

    A yearly tradition, Buster lays out his 2011 picks, with a few surprise division winners and also his picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in each league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  12. My one true souvenir

    Buster Olney

    As spring training begins, we offer a story that has become an annual tradition for this blog, involving me and a superstar cornerback (and baseball player) ... I don't collect autographs, and the one souvenir baseball I have on my desk contai...

    Blog | February 13, 2011
  13. MLB: Recalling the story of Deion Sanders and Buster's one true s...

    Buster Olney

    Before a tour of the camps, and some moves that need to be made around spring training, Buster opens with a traditional story for spring: Deion Sanders and the one true souvenir.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2011
  14. MLB: Most like baseball's unique traditions, but endless delays d...

    Buster Olney

    Most people enjoy the many unique traits of baseball played at its highest level. But the incessant delays feel more like a plague on the game -- and its popularity -- and less like some form of seasoned charm.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  15. Assessing the Cubs' key options

    Eric Karabell

    Thanks to tradition, Lou Piniella and many other factors, the Chicago Cubs are always one of the most polarizing teams in baseball, and this weekend's series at Dodger Stadium could be a critical one for them in determining how soon -- or if -- ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  16. Aramis Ramirez is on a mini hot streak, but should he be picked u...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the fantasy values of such key Chicago Cubs options as Aramis Ramirez, Marlon Byrd and Ted Lilly.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2010