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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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May 04, 2015

HOU leads AL West by 7 games. Last team in any division with a lead that big on May 3 was the 116-win '01 Mariners, who had a 9-game lead.

May 04, 2015

The choices of owner Mark Attanasio can be head-scratchers,but his ownership has been great for MIL,which draws well. espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

May 04, 2015

RT @MarlyRiveraESPN: Most Yankee players saying Hanley Ramirez completely overreacted after being hit by pitch by Warren, since it obviously was not intentional

May 04, 2015

RT @Haudricourt: So, Craig Counsell, who appeared to be in training to replace Doug Melvin, instead will replace Ron Roenicke for #Brewers. Interesting.

May 03, 2015

Yankees leaving in a left-hander to face the right-handed Hanley Ramirez to start the bottom of the eighth.

May 03, 2015

@RedSox_Thoughts @mwj5596 'by the players.' Didn't say I agree with it; I don't. After cricket player was killed, wrote about that topic…

May 03, 2015

Retaliation an accepted part of the game by the players. But throwing over and over and over at a hitter in the same at-bat seems ridiculous

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