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BASEBALL - Eerie Echoes in Nearly Empty Park as Yankees Play Ball - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Wearing baseball caps, a father and a son sat in the first row behind home plate at Yankee Stadium yesterday afternoon and watched the Yankees play in the warm midday sun. Fifty-six thousand empty seats surrounded them. They had the whole place to themselves.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - Brown Definitely Ready Now (Well, Maybe) - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Kevin Brown, the Florida Marlins' best chance for completing a shocking playoff upset in the face of misfortune, boarded Delta Flight 1168 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at 8:45 this morning, looking gaunt and tired after five days of fighting a flu.
Apr 21, 2015

Re: Bryan Price and reporters seeing players on a plane: Wrote this during the '97 playoffs. nytimes.com/1997/10/14/spo… @DrewOlsonMKE

Nationals top my rankings of MLB teams

insider.espn.go.com — Al Bello/Getty Images Right-hander Stephen Strasburg is part of arguably the best rotation in baseball this season. MESA, Ariz. -- The last ripples of the Giants' championship run will roll into mid-April, with celebrations and ceremonies to come, all laid out neatly in the team's promotional schedule.
Mar 30, 2015

Buster Olney ranks the Tigers No. 9 in baseball to start the 2015 season: m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Apr 01, 2015

RT @TheNatsBlog: ESPN's Buster Olney Ranks the @Nationals as the top MLB team entering the season. #2? The LA Dodgers. espn.go.com/blog/buster-ol…

Nationals top my rankings of MLB teams

insider.espn.go.com — Al Bello/Getty Images Right-hander Stephen Strasburg is part of arguably the best rotation in baseball this season. MESA, Ariz. -- The last ripples of the Giants' championship run will roll into mid-April, with celebrations and ceremonies to come, all laid out neatly in the team's promotional schedule.
Mar 30, 2015

Today's column: Ranking the teams 1 through 30, as the start of the 2015 season looms. es.pn/1xt1vdR Plus news, notes and links.

Mar 30, 2015

RT @Buster_ESPN: Today's column: Ranking the teams 1 through 30, as the start of the 2015 season looms. es.pn/1xt1vdR Plus news, notes and links.

Mar 30, 2015

Our friend @Buster_ESPN has the #Mariners as the top AL team in his power rankings. Third overall behind Nats, LADs. es.pn/1Hf24rR

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Five teams that have answered spring questions

insider.espn.go.com — Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports The A's Marcus Semien has handled both the bat and glove well during the spring. MESA, Ariz. -- If general managers had their way, this is the week in which players would be bubble-wrapped, carefully tied down among packing noodles in moving vans and driven slowly to the site of the season-opener.
Mar 29, 2015

While some teams are scrambling for answers, these five teams have found solutions this spring. es.pn/1FZ4iP1 News, notes, links.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @Buster_ESPN: While some teams are scrambling for answers, these five teams have found solutions this spring. es.pn/1FZ4iP1 News, notes, links.

Mar 29, 2015

Some teams are trying to find answers, but here are five teams which have found solutions this spring. es.pn/1FZ4iP1 Notes/links.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez showing glimpses of potential

insider.espn.go.com — Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Javier Baez has drawn rave reviews this spring, particularly from new manager Joe Maddon. MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs' Javier Baez lurched away from second base here the other day in taking a wide lead in the first inning of an exhibition against the Angels, and the instant the grounder was hit toward the shortstop hole, Baez broke for third base.
Mar 28, 2015

Javier Baez is to trying to make adjustments at the plate, but the Cubs love other stuff he does. es.pn/1a2u9bz Notes/news/links

Mar 28, 2015

RT @Buster_ESPN: Javier Baez is to trying to make adjustments at the plate, but the Cubs love other stuff he does. es.pn/1a2u9bz Notes/news/links

Taijuan Walker among three young starters creating quite a buzz

insider.espn.go.com — Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports The Mariners' Taijuan Walker, just 22 years old, has fired 18 scoreless innings this spring. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Managers, coaches, scouts and general managers like watching a catcher who can throw missiles to second base.
Mar 26, 2015

Today's column: Three young pitchers announced their presence with authority Wednesday. es.pn/1CRyz05 Plus news/notes/links.

Mar 26, 2015

Today's column: Three young pitchers who got a lot of attention Wednesday for their excellence. insider.espn.go.com/blog/buster-ol… Notes/news/links.

Harvey, Rosario highlight 2015 breakthrough candidates

insider.espn.go.com — Getty Images Matt Harvey and Eddie Rosario are two players who have impressed their teams this spring. Following Monday's chapter of under-the-radar stories, here's another round: New York Mets Matt Harvey is a star worthy of a Chris Smith piece in New York Magazine, so maybe he's not really under the radar.
Mar 24, 2015

Tuesday's column. es.pn/1FznNNK Somehow, Matt Harvey's performance has been underrated this spring, + other under-the-radar stuff.

Under-the-radar spring breakthroughs

insider.espn.go.com — Perna/Baltimore/Getty Images After hitting .196 in 2014, Chris Davis is back with his old hitting coach and looks improved. TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez got a lot of the attention early in spring training, and Kris Bryant is dominating the headlines now. But camps are filled with stories of players emerging, evolving, surprising.
Mar 23, 2015

Some under-the-radar stories that have developed in camps around the majors: es.pn/1DOgcug Plus news, notes, links.

Mar 23, 2015

Includes M's LHP David Rollins. @buster_espn Some under-the-radar stories have developed in camps around the majors: es.pn/1DOgcug

A contemporary solution to improve pace-of-play problem -- MLB

insider.espn.go.com — AP Photo/Kathy Willens One thing MLB can do to improve the pace of the play is cut back on the catcher trips to the mound. CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A couple of interesting side notes heard while making the rounds in camps this spring: 1.
Mar 22, 2015

A modern technological solution for MLB to help speed up games -- and make them some more $, too. es.pn/1Om71ED Notes/links.

Mar 22, 2015

Today's column: Heard a really, really interesting and seamless (and lucrative) suggestion for speeding up the game. es.pn/1Om71ED

Mar 23, 2015

Very much like Buster Olney's idea about wireless signs between pitchers/catchers and dugouts. ESPN column (pay site) goo.gl/XeKwh8

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Aug 03, 2015

RT @BKennedyStar: David Price in post-game TV interview: "That's hands-down the best atmosphere I've ever pitched in." #bluejays

Aug 03, 2015

Well, @rpw822, I'm guessing you think MLB teams are paying their record-setting contracts with Monopoly $, too. None of it's real, right?

Aug 03, 2015

Josh Donaldson with a two-run shot. Toronto leads MIN, 3-1.

Aug 03, 2015

MLB attendance this season: Two-thirds of the teams averaging about 30,000 or more. espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

Aug 03, 2015

David Price pitches out a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam. Maintains score, 1-1, MIN vs. TOR. Great game so far.

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