Baseball Mourns Up-And-Coming Star in Cardinals’ Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals’ top outfield prospect and his girlfriend were killed in auto accident in Dominican Republic.

Royals Run Recalls Memories of Rooting Against The Dreaded Yankees

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This Kansas City Royals World Series appearance has Brian Harmon daydreaming of the ghosts of Royals past.

A Rich History: How the San Francisco Giants Became MLB’s Favorite Underdogs

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The San Francisco Giants aren’t underdogs very often. The seven-time world champions have bred a long tradition of success, from their roots in Manhattan to their current home in the Bay Area.

Building a Contender: Four Pillars of Success, The Royals Way

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Sr. Royals Correspondent Justin Ricklefs explains how the World Series bound Royals built a winner by relying on youth, giving chances, taking that big risk, and having patience.

Learning from The Kansas City Royals: 3 Keys To Success in Baseball and in Life

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Patrick Sallee, on how the surprising KC Royals are showing us how to do it the John Wooden way.

Sports Explained: The Complex Simplicity of Baseball

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The opening piece in our new weekly humor series, Sports Explained. A well-traveled anonymous blogger’s take on the ‘ins and outs’ of baseball.

What’s In a Role Model?

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Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

A Baseball Fan’s Serenity Prayer: To Be Surrounded With Kindred Lovers of The Game

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True baseball fan Jon Sindell gives up on baseball non-believers.

The 1 Thing Every Man Wants in a Relationship—but Doesn’t Realize

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Tor Constantino shares the rarely spoken need in every man’s heart.

First Article on Derek Jeter’s New Site: Quarterback, Recovering Bully and Senior Editor Russell Wilson Pulls Back The Curtain

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There’s some new competition in the world of sports writing, in the form of Derek Jeter, Russell Wilson and crew. Here’s why The Players Tribune is a relevant and welcome addition to the conversation.

Baseball on the Small Stage: For The Love of the Game

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With the larger-than-life MLB playoffs approaching, Bob Varettoni connects with the brand of baseball played on a stage that’s just right.

The 40 Year Old . . . Jeter Fan

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We grew up with Derek Jeter; his retirement is the end of an era in our lives.

Video Fun: Our Top Twelve Funniest Sports Commercials EVER

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Michael Kasdan brings you the funniest sports-themed commercials of all time! From Peyton Manning’s “Cut that meat!” to Glavine and Maddux’s “Chicks dig the long ball.”

My Baseball Team Stinks and I Don’t Care

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As another playoff-less baseball season winds down, Marc Stern reflects on being a New York Mets fan.

We’re Looking for People to Join Our Sports Writing Team

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Do you love sports? Would your dream be to write about sports and get your stories in front of millions of people a month? Read on.

Homophobia Forced Glenn Burke Out Of Major League Baseball. It Took The Game 34 Years To Deal With It

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Burke’s story is a modern day tragedy. Once projected as a five-tool player in the mold of the great Willie Mays, Burke never had an opportunity to excel as an everyday player.