Bryce Harper, Ken Griffey Jr. and Bo Jackson lived up to their billing. Todd Van Poppel and Gregg Jefferies? Not so much.
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Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in greater Phoenix and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.
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Ken Griffey Jr. debuted 4/3/89. In our 2016 HoF interview, he said re: ability/work: "It's always more of the Roy Hobbs, The Natural, but to be so good for so long, you've got to work & you've got to work harder than anybody else, longer than anybody else. I tell my kids all the time, the only person that's going to believe in you is you. The name on the front of your jersey, that's who you're getting paid for, paid by, but that name on the back, that's who you've got to believe in. That name."
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
From "The Bird" to "The Hammer" and the original Baby Bomber, we tell the stories of stars who burned bright but flamed out, having a brief time in the spotlight.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
Our reporters take you inside the dugouts and clubhouses with their favorite stories away from the limelight.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Our writers share their first impressions of Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and others destined for big things before they made the majors.
Missing the long ball while we wait for baseball to return? Here are 10 times that sluggers ruled the summer.
Dave Sims joins to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the MLB specifically in Seattle, how long he anticipates the season to start and more.
In the first of a weeklong series focusing on a different baseball theme each day, we asked our MLB reporters for their best long-ball story. Here's what they chose.