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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Still 'a loser'

    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 contain...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Spring training is here, which can make an...

    Buster Olney

    There's something about the start of spring training, that time of year when all the beat guys are back at the ballpark for another nine-month stretch, that can make anybody a little sentimental or just feel like a rookie. Buster recalls when he was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  12. Sabathia giving Yankees whatever they need

    Buster Olney

    Margie Sabathia flew into New York the other day, and if she and her son held to family tradition late Friday night, they probably spent 15 or 20 minutes talking about his performance in Game 1, about how nasty the conditions were and how he commande...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  13. Buster Olney: New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is giving ...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia learned accountability early in life, and under the glare of the New York spotlight, he has yet to back away, living up to his contract and the responsibility that comes with it.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2009
  14. Buster Olney: Recalling a favorite tale

    Buster Olney

    Lost in the fog of the A-Rod-palooza, I forgot a sacred blog tradition -- to kick off spring training by revisiting a story from many years ago. I don't collect autographs, and the one souvenir baseball I have on my desk contains a full sentence rat...

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2009