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A longtime umpire's battle with endless hardships.

POLAND, Ohio -- There is a barn on 11 acres of property in this village southeast of Youngstown. And in that barn, there is a book. The book is not the first thing that captures your attention. Your e... read more

He gets the thumb--down

Hallion remembered vividly the details of his final--to this point at least--game as a major-league umpire. It was Sept. 1, 1999, a game between the Dodgers and Brewers. "It will be a long time before ... read more

Three Trends To Watch In Baseball This Year

But if that fails, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has said it’s a priority to change the rules to better balance the pitcher/batter battle. Offensive numbers ... good hitters may be good because the... read more

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After diagnosis of tongue cancer, Billy Harmon sees outpouring of support

But good gracious does support come rushing forth when life serves up hardship to a good friend ... the swing coach and manager for Angel Cabrera and a longtime friend of Harmon’s. “He’s proud that he ... read more


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How to Make Baseball Cool Again

The closer role is inherently dramatic, a one-on-one battle of wills between the pitcher and the batter ... but MLB’s equivalent of the shot clock has been a long time coming. Nationals pitcher Max Sc... read more

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The organised chaos of Botaoshi

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Unsolved Murders: A Vietnam Battle Still Being Fought in This Country

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