1. Puig Being Puig Is Back: Bat Flips, Tongue Wags Turn Problem Child to Catalyst

    Turns out Yasiel Puig—the bat-licking, tongue-wagging, arm-flapping, electricity-generating, sensation-creating, Los Angeles Dodgers -igniting superstar-turned-bust-turned-superstar again—is just like you and me...

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  2. Nationals' Latest Choke Ruins Best World Series Chance of Bryce Harper Era

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cataloguing the Washington Nationals ' monumental postseason flops has become such a gargantuan task, clearly the government must create a new federal agency just to keep up...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Yankees' Historic Comeback Shows This Team Has Makings of Old Dynasty's Magic

    CLEVELAND — He speaks four languages, paints and sketches on road trips and spent two weeks last January giving baseball clinics in three different New Zealand cities...

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  4. Justin Turner Has Completed His Rise from MLB Castoff to Heart of the Dodgers

    Skillfully having knocked out hit after hit all evening, the ginger man wearing the No. 10 Dodgers jersey with the name "Turner" lettered across the back now stood alone in the ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Once Ignored by MLB, 5'6" Superstar Jose Altuve May Now Be Its MVP

    HOUSTON — Like gravity and Tex-Mex, Jose Altuve is a force of nature who tugs people in his direction. Old Houston Astros have felt this phenomenon for years. New Houston Astros, like Justin Verlander, feel it immediately upon arrival...

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  6. B/R's 2017 MLB Postseason Primer: Your Complete October Viewing Guide

    We've placed so many expectations on Washington, D.C., lately, and so little is getting done that it's embarrassing. We've expected results. We've gotten nothing. We've waited for significant achievements...

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  7. Former All-Star Carl Crawford Is Making $21.9M to Not Play, and He's OK with It

    HOUSTON — The big iron gates swing open, and from the front door on the other end of the long concrete driveway a voice cheerfully hollers, "Come on in!" It is late on a Saturday ...

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  8. As Giancarlo Stanton Chases Roger Maris' 61 HR Mark, Roger Maris Jr. Cheers

    Roger Maris Jr. was listening. He always listens. Because as long as there is baseball and as long as there are home runs, if he listens hard enough, his father is still close to him...

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  9. 'It's Damned Near Impossible': Inside the Indians' Unforgettable Win Streak

    When they pummeled Boston ace Chris Sale for seven runs to snap a two-game losing streak Aug. 24, the Cleveland Indians felt pretty good about themselves...

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  10. Risk-It-All Justin Verlander Trade Gives Astros Best WS Hope in 56-Year History

    That wasn't an eclipse on this hot August night; it was a meteor streaking across the sky. Straight from Michigan to Texas. Justin Verlander is galloping back into a pennant race...

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  11. Destroying Chairs and Blasting Rap: MLB Families Suffer in 9th-Inning Pressure

    Two years ago, closer AJ Ramos thoughtfully purchased his father a new leather recliner. He felt it was the least he could do, being that the arms on the old one were shredded as ...

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  12. Miguel Sano Overcame Death of Child, Suicidal Thoughts to Reach MLB Superstardom

    Chirp, chirp , true story: As Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano arrived at Target Field one day earlier this season, he spotted a bird in the grass. The bird seemed a little weak...

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  13. Sonny Gray Blockbuster Is Big Yankees Win Both Now and for Bright Future

    There is only one possible way Sonny Gray is not a fit with the New York Yankees: He is but a wee lad of 5'10". I mean, have you seen these Yankees? They're enormous...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 59,631 reads 0 comments

  14. Charlie Blackmon's Trash 2004 Jeep Just One Layer of MLB's Quirkiest Superstar

    What is Charlie Blackmon looking at? He is stepping out of the batter's box and staring straight up into the night sky. It is 2010, and Blackmon is with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 175,513 reads 0 comments

  15. B/R's 2017 MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Buyers, Sellers and Everyone in Between

    MIAMI — From showcase stage to sales rack, the transformation of Marlins Park was nearly instantaneous the second that Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller fanned Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger to end the 88th All-Star Game Tuesday...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 165,984 reads 0 comments

  16. Manny Machado's Drive, Miami's '305 Boys' Turned Hungry Child into $400M Man

    MIAMI — The rope hung from the tree branch in Albert Almora Jr.'s backyard, extending maybe 30 feet down to the ground. Engineered by Almora's father and designed to be incorporated into his son's workouts, that rope had seen Albert Jr...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 97,967 reads 0 comments

  17. Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman the Pound-for-Pound King of MLB Mound Swag

    Hip-hop artist Mike Stud is cruising to the airport, and we are talking sauce. Technically, we are talking music. Hip-hop, rap and his close buddy, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 127,393 reads 0 comments

  18. Who's Your Daddy? Pedro Martinez Jr. Making Own Fame as Teen Hitting Star

    Look at him. Just look at those cherubic, chubby cheeks. Eyes straight ahead, hands on knees, crouching, ready to pounce on the next baseball that travels his way. Boston Red Sox jersey and baby-faced...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 207,393 reads 0 comments

  19. Pitcher Donny Everett Was Headed for Stardom Until Life Tragically Intervened

    Maybe if you're lucky, someone comes into your life a few times over the years and lights it up like a birthday cake...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 489,313 reads 0 comments

  20. Jeff Samardzija Could've Been an NFL Star, but MLB Gave Him $120M Minus the Pain

    One by one, they've faded away. Almost all of Jeff Samardzija 's football-playing peers. Calvin Johnson. Brady Quinn. Reggie Bush. Matt Leinart. The names flip by as if from a ragged stack of football cards, relics from a bygone era...

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  21. The Revolution Is at Hand: Julio Urias Is Ready to Be LA's Next Great Star

    The kid was eight years old and throwing a perfect game. What else was new? Even at that age, Julio Urias had a bad left eye and a magnifico left arm. This isn't what he says, of course...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 127,866 reads 0 comments

  22. Madison Bumgarner Dirt Bike Injury Leaves San Francisco Giants in Dire Straits

    Redwoods, the Coit Tower and Golden Gate Park are among the few Northern California landmarks that have proved as durable as Madison Bumgarner over the past several years...

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  23. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+8): 2017 Predictions (Or, Why I Hate Your Team)

    Let's hope your 2017 home repairs go better than Brian Flynn's. His path to the Kansas City Royals' bullpen this spring was rerouted when he went crashing through his barn roof in Oklahoma just before spring training started...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 100,875 reads 0 comments

  24. Brady Aiken Rejected $5M and Got Hurt; Now Past No. 1 Pick Fights for MLB Future

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — No spring training backdrop is as dramatic as that of the Cleveland Indians , where dozens of tired, abandoned jets are parked on the desert floor in their final resting place...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 206,676 reads 0 comments

  25. The B/R Q&A: Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his ...

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