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'I remember it all': Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

‘I remember it all’: Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

I’ll admit, most of the postgame interviews I conduct for Fox Sports, even in the postseason, are not terribly meaningful or revealing. Players, just coming off the field, do not always have time to collect their thoughts. And the topic of the conversation rarely strays from specific elements of the game. My interview with Cleveland …

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College baseball check-in - Top storylines, sleeper teams, conference tourney picks

College baseball check-in – Top storylines, sleeper teams, conference tourney picks

The college baseball season is hitting high gear, with the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, less than a month away. The NCAA baseball tournament’s field of 64 teams, consisting of 31 conference champions and 33 at-large entrants, will be announced at noon May 30 on ESPN2 and the ESPN App. The top 16 teams …

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Yankees' Nestor Cortes is the best story in baseball

Yankees’ Nestor Cortes is the best story in baseball

Placeholder while article actions load BALTIMORE – In an uncertain moment this winter, Nestor Cortes called Matt Blake, the New York Yankees’ pitching coach. Cortes had pitched to a sub-3.00 ERA over 93 innings in 2021, an effective guarantee of his job security. But his career had conditioned him to worry. Maybe fireballers and high-price …

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Catch a baseball game in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Denver or San Diego this summer

Catch a baseball game in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Denver or San Diego this summer

Placeholder while article actions load I grew up in Buffalo, which is to say I was raised on a steady diet of football Sundays, attending games at a stadium built in a parking lot. That would all change once I moved to New York and began dating (and eventually marrying) a self-described, long-suffering New York …

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With new baseball cutting offense, which hitters are in trouble?

With new baseball cutting offense, which hitters are in trouble?

Here we go again. After six-and-a-half years of lofted fly balls that made people say, “Wait, that got out?” the 2022 season has instead featured a barrage of loud outs that make people – even pitchers – say, “Wait, that wasn’t a homer?” And yes, a change in baseball itself is again altering the state …

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