1. Of Backward Caps and 9/11: Memories Stir as Griffey and Piazza Join Immortals

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Tears began flowing immediately. Like, we’re talking instantly. Hall of Fame inductions always are emotional. But this one, what a weepfest. And it was absolutely, sniff, touching...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 day ago 107,898 reads 41 comments

  2. David Price and Sonny Gray Building a Bromance That Transcends the Game

    Theirs is a friendship based on curveballs , Commodores and chip shots. Maybe one day, these two Vanderbilt University alums and Tennessee neighbors will be teammates, too...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 days ago 72,595 reads 59 comments

  3. David Ortiz's All-Star Farewell Is Passing of Baton to New Elite MLB Generation

    SAN DIEGO — On the plane ride to California, where so many over the years have found only fool's gold, David Ortiz gathered his young Boston Red Sox All-Star teammates and delivered an All-Star message...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 13 days ago 8,751 reads 23 comments

  4. Stephen Strasburg's Father-Son Bond with Tony Gwynn Made Him an MLB Star

    SAN DIEGO — The Master looked out at The Pupil. It was autumn, 2006, the first days of fall practice, and the incoming freshman class was finding its way, as ever, maturity not always matching exuberance...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 14 days ago 84,852 reads 48 comments

  5. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+5): Unveiling This Year's Anti-All-Star Team

    If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Yeah, yeah, we know. Ghostbusters! But on the baseball field this time of year, if there's somethin' weird, ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 20 days ago 69,150 reads 88 comments

  6. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Struggling Yankees May Still Have Big Say in Playoffs

    Wondering what kind of world we're living in when Cleveland is a championship city and the Miami Marlins surge ahead of the New York Mets in the NL East... 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 16,041 reads 24 comments

  7. How Prep Phenom Clayton Kershaw Became an L.A. Dodger 10 Years Ago

    The kid was something special, all right. But the story of how Clayton Kershaw , a skinny stick-figured high schooler, landed with the Los Angeles Dodgers 10 years ago as the seventh ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 201,617 reads 90 comments

  8. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Robinson Cano Rekindles Spark of MVP-Type Megastar

    Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, not a bad way to go through life…. 1. Mariners Paddle Along with Healthy Cano Robinson Cano , or, as Derek ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 33,012 reads 30 comments

  9. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Minus Fanfare, Conforto Becoming Star Mets Need

    Got your graduation gifts all purchased? That time of year again…. 1. Big Apples, Monuments and The Millennial Men They are both 23, and each will play an enormous ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 19,071 reads 50 comments

  10. Scott Miller's Starting 9: From Email to Starbucks, You're Fired!

    Psst, may I have your Delta frequent flier number before we begin, please?... 1. Of Emails, One-Way Flights and Fredi Gonzalez & Friends Knives are never sharp enough ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 244,074 reads 44 comments

  11. Dream Team: A Week with Cubs' Modern Family Reveals Unmatched Off-Field Bond

    CHICAGO — "Antonio!" Anthony Rizzo, padding across the carpet in the Chicago Cubs ' home clubhouse three hours before game time, grins as he moves toward Grandpa Rossy, ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 122,853 reads 105 comments

  12. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Early Miseries Indicate Yankees Are in Trouble

    April flowers bring May showers, or something like that... 1. Yankees Feeling the Burn Is this the summer the New York Yankees devolve into also-rans? Everyone knew their ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 22,124 reads 39 comments

  13. Jeremy Hazelbaker, Cardinals Are Match Made in Perseverance Heaven

    Ears. You know something? Over seven or eight seasons of bouncing around the country’s bumpy roads on rattletrap minor league buses, a guy’s ears become pretty finely tuned...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 59,557 reads 15 comments

  14. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Cubs, Bryce, A-Rod, Yankees and More…Do We Believe?

    True fact: We are living in a world in which Mat Latos is 4-0 with an 0.74 ERA for the Chicago White Sox, and Adam Wainwright is 0-3, 7.25 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yikes… 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 60,629 reads 61 comments

  15. Kris Bryant Finds Swimming with Sharks (Literally) Key to a Happy Baseball Life

    Maybe it was because he figured he had already done it in October, so what the heck. So Kris Bryant, the young star of the Chicago Cubs, went swimming with sharks during the winter in Hawaii...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 33,245 reads 13 comments

  16. Mike Trout: To Live or Die in Los Angeles

    Few things excite Mike Trout like the weather. Give him a good storm, and you can see lightning bolts in his eyes. During a blizzard last winter, he phoned in a report to the Weather Channel...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 154,296 reads 130 comments

  17. Zack Greinke's L.A. Return Stirs Up Good Memories, Weird Feelings for Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is renewing acquaintances during his highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this week. Alas, he is not starting in L.A...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 157,002 reads 33 comments

  18. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Set Up to Fail, Yasiel Puig Now Learning MLB Way

    One week in, no wonder the Oriole on Baltimore's cap and the Dodgers are smiling so big... 1. The Yasiel Puig Experience, Year 4 Seven games, two triples, one homer, four RBI and an 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 95,220 reads 50 comments

  19. Young Cubs Feel Like Battle-Tested Vets as 2016 World Series Chase Begins

    One year ago this spring, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Co. had no idea where the keys to the batting cage were. OK, so that's an old joke. But it's a good one: Veteran tells rookie, "Go get me the keys to the batting cage...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 23,995 reads 77 comments

  20. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+7): 2016 Predictions (Or, Why I Hate Your Team)

    I struggle with predictions the way some folks battle bad hair days and others wrestle with Snapchat. In 2005, I picked the Chicago White Sox to finish last in the AL Central. Of course, they won their first World Series in 88 years that summer...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 151,769 reads 177 comments

  21. Carlos Correa on a Mission to Become Instant MLB Icon, Empower Others

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Here he comes, straight into 2016, streaming like water out of a faucet. Carlos Correa doesn't so much step into the picture as he pours forth, with force, both on time and ahead of his time...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 109,717 reads 44 comments

  22. Big Man, Big Personality: The Oral History of David Ortiz's MLB Adventure

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Once more around the block with David Ortiz , then the retirement papers take effect after the 2016 season and it's off to Legendville. What a ride it's been, fabulous and funny, dramatic and dynamic...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 170,500 reads 87 comments

  23. Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Zack Greinke, Will D-Backs Take Charge in West?

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Know what? A cactus is more prickly than you think it is… 1. Zack Greinke Changes Face of NL West A.J...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 45,209 reads 29 comments

  24. Chris Sale Rant Takes White Sox Civil War over Adam LaRoche to New Low

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — What began as a quirky story about a boy and baseball has exploded into an ugly rift in the Chicago White Sox organization punctuated by ace Chris Sale's ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 96,506 reads 236 comments

  25. Don't Flip Out: Game's Young Stars Back Bryce Harper's Call to Play with Flair

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Flip your bat, pump your fist, shoot your imaginary arrow and come sit down with us for a few minutes as we investigate exactly how tired baseball is...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 36,127 reads 143 comments