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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'We're all just trying to help each other': How video games are bringing MLB players and fans together
With the routine of baseball broken by a global pandemic, MLB stars have turned to livestreaming on Twitch, building unique relationships with their fans.
Sources tell ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan that Major League Baseball has a plan to resume in May, gathering all teams and isolating them in Arizona to minimize coronavirus risk. Hear the story of how that might work, and who's on board. Then, a firsthand look at how baseball has returned to South Korea. Scrimmages there are leading up to preseason games slated for later this month. Jeff Passan talks to pitcher Dan Straily, formerly of MLB, now of the Korean Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants, to detail the precautions his team is taking to keep their season on track amidst the pandemic.
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.
Chicago's sports teams are cooperating with the city to relay the message that fans need to stay at home.
Joe Maddon talks to Buster about his relationship with Mike Trout, what sticks out the most about the last day of the 2011 season, the unique passion of Cubs fans, when he plans on rewatching game 7 of the World Series and talking to his mom after winning a championship (1:58).
The game that would be the hardest to explain to a first-time baseball watcher last year was, almost certainly, the one viewed by the most first-time baseball watchers.
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
MLB has canceled the London series between the Cubs and Cardinals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For Red Sox minor leaguer Jhonny Pereda, who herds cattle in the offseason to pay his bills, this is no novelty. It's scary.
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).
For a single season, these players raised their game to levels they had never achieved before -- or would again.
Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
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.