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The Moose Is Loose

On Wednesday, September 20th, Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of 2017.  The “Moose” now holds the record for the most home runs in a single season by a Kansas City Royal.             Moustakas

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Going, Going, Gone: A Quick Look at the Home Run Derby

[The Midsummer Classic is a great midpoint to the summer.  It is a tradition that dates to 1933 and, in my opinion, is one of the best all-star formats in major professional sports (along with the MLS which, as many readers

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MLB: I Haven’t Seen You in a While

[Hopefully, everyone is enjoying Spring Break, getting ready for the college basketball madness of March and of course looking forward to Opening Day. No one has given it more quality thought than our man on the scene, Adam “Shem” Shemesh.

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MLB: Show Me the Money!

[The Reserve Clause.  It used to be that contracts in Major League Baseball (MLB) contained something called the Reserve Clause.  It meant that once a contract for a player expired, the team continued to control the rights to that player.

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MLB: Getting Your Mind Ready for Baseball Season

[When we think of baseball, the insights and analysis of Adam “Shem” Shemesh come to mind.  He is, as we like to say here at myespnforkids.com, the best young writer covering the game.  This article is the first in a

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Baseball is in Mourning this Morning

[This morning, we all mourned the passing of Yorando Ventura and Andy Matte. Our thoughts go out to their families, friends and teammates. Senior East Coast Correspondent Ezra Troy delivers for all of us with a touching article about both

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2016: An Epic Year in Sports

[2016 was an incredible year –for better and for worse.  We cheered for the Cubs as they broke their 108-year Curse.  We bemoaned Kevin Durant as he said a fair weather goodbye to OKC.   It was, like every year, what

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Best Books on Sports: Ballpark Mysteries

Ballpark Mysteries by David A. Kelly  The Ballpark Mysteries is a fantastic series written by David A. Kelly.  Two young kids, Kate and Mike, are the main characters.  They solve exciting mysteries while teaching you a lot about baseball.  There

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A-Disgrace? A-Rod and His Path Back to MLB Respect

[MyESPNforkids is lucky to have our own Peter Gammons: Adam “Shem” Shemesh.  When you contemplate the biggest names in baseball during our time as young fans, you have to think about Alex Rodriguez.  At the same time, the word steroids

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Bridge Dedication Brings Further Recognition to “Buck” O’Neill

As I have written in the past, the Negro Leagues are one of the great, and too frequently untold, stories of modern American History. The League didn’t just change baseball, but shaped the country itself. The Negro Leagues had some

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MLB: As October Arrives, Questions Loom

[Many purists hated (and perhaps still hate) the expanded number of playoff series and games. As a Royals fan, I can tell you that it was an absolute joy to follow the ups and downs of the postseason the last two

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Cooperstown Contemplations

[This one is genius. If you have ever wondered about what current MLB players will make it to Cooperstown, Ezra Troy weighs in here with a brilliant piece. An informed view has to start with a deep look at the

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In Memoriam: Jose Fernandez

This morning, I was sitting with my friend and he showed me his phone. It was an ESPN alert “Breaking.”  It said, “Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez has been killed in a boating accident”. No way! I thought. It must be

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2016 World Series: Chicago vs. Cleveland

The tale of two cities. Cleveland and Chicago. With the baseball season coming to an end, the remarkable seasons of both the Cubs and the Indians led me to wonder which team is more destined to win it all this

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Will “Tebow-ing” Make It to a Ballpark Near You?

[Adam Shemesh, one of the best writers on the great game of baseball, weighs in with a pitch perfect piece on Tim Tebow and his foray into baseball.  September is a great month where we have both baseball at its highest

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Top Sports Moments of All-Time: Number One

The 2015 playoff run and World Series win by the Kansas City Royals was true magic.  It almost defies words. The Royals Magic was not confined to the World Series.  It started in the ALDS. The Royals were facing elimination,

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The Devil is in the Details: A Deeper Look at the Angels Draft Picks

[Editor’s Note:  Our longtime readers know Adam Shemesh and his reputation as one of the best thinkers and writers on what is happening in the game of the baseball.  This piece speaks for itself.]   In 2009, the Angels drafted

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The Absurdity of Baseball

[Washington-DC based Ezra Troy gives us a great top 10 list as we move into the second half of the baseball season.  I know many of our readers love the data and analytics side of baseball.  You are probably figuring out

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What is the Best 30 for 30?

[Editor’s Note:  We get another great story from Kansas City-based Mac Trigg looking at 30 for 30.  Every reader of this site loves this series.  You may disagree with his picks, but you surely agree that 30 for 30 is

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Lovable Losers: Part Two

[Ezra Troy writes his second in a two-part series called, Lovable Losers.  This piece looks at two tragic lists: a) most losses in a row; and b) most wins only to come up short in pursuit of a championship.]     Lovable Losers come

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Lovable Losers: Part One

[Washington, DC-based Ezra Troy offers the first of two articles on a topic that will be (devastatingly) dear to the hearts of anyone that resides in one of the cities on this list.  He alliteratively calls it, Lovable Losers.  The key thing, of

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Forget Bobbleheads. Think Monarchs Fedora.

Promotional nights are, for the most part, a B-team distraction.  If you love the game of baseball, you don’t head to the ballpark for a bobblehead (Writer’s Note: If you are under the age of ten, I am going to

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Shaping Baseball with Words

This piece is the first in a series of profiles on the top sportswriters and broadcasters of all-time.  Peter Gammons was one of the true greats. He changed how we read, watch and think about baseball.  About thirty miles outside

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Baseball is Back (With the Longest First Pitch in History)

As the late, great broadcasting legend Mel Allen liked to say, “How about that!” As the tulips bloom, convertible tops come down and the spring air hits us like a screaming line drive, baseball is back.   In Kansas City, the Royals are

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Why Sports Matter

Some people think that sports are just sports.  They say it doesn’t really matter.  Games are, well, just games.  I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately as I have been researching Negro Leagues Baseball and its impact

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The Hall: Who is in, and Who is not?

As the New Year approaches, while many of you are thinking about the College Football Playoff and/or the NFL Playoffs, this writer is looking forward to the upcoming year’s baseball Hall of Fame elections. Each year presents us with some

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Top Sports Moments of 2015

Have you been reading the list of top sports moments in 2015? Do you like what the major media players like the Associated Press, PTI and Sports Illustrated have to say about the big stories of the year?  Simply put, does anyone that

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What to expect at the MLB Winter Meetings

The first flurry of moves is behind us, with Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks) and David Price (Red Sox) staying in their divisions with 200 million dollar deals, while Jeff Samardizja is heading to San Fran with a reported nine-figure contract. Many

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This Week in Baseball

This Week in Baseball will be a new series of articles that will appear every week, recapping the previous seven days of baseball. A lot of moves were made by contenders leading up to the deadline. Cole Hamels (Rangers), Johnny

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Baseball preview

This article was written April, 6 2015.  The signs are all around us: Opening Day is right around the corner! This should be a fun season. In this article, I’ll go over the three things in most excited for in

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Top 10 MLB Pitchers of All Time

Since the start of professional baseball in America in 1869 there have been many, many great pitchers, but there is only that can be the best of all-time. I will be ranking the top 10 pitchers of all time and

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MLB Predictions

30 Teams, 6 Divisions, 2 Leagues, and 1 Champion. Who will rise to win the 2014 World Series? We know it will not be the defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox and most people think the Athletics are the

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MLB Trade Deadline Recap

The unthinkable happened, the most storied general manager in the game of baseball, Billy Beane got his man, but boy did he have to pay a hefty price. On the morning of the MLB Trade Deadline, July 31st the first

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2014 MLB PREDICTIONS

I hope that all of our readers had a wonderful New Year’s. Today’s article reveals my biggest three predictions on the 2014 MLB season. OFFSEASON SPENDING:DOES IT WORK? To kick things off, how about we talk spending? After all, it’s

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Offseason Underway: Fiedler for Kinsler

You’ve probably already heard about the straight-up swap of superstars that sent Ian Kinsler to the Tigers and Prince Fielder to the Rangers. I’ll go over the trade from the Rangers’ Perspective, Tigers’ perspective, and my take. The Rangers got

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Fall Classic Preview

The World Series. The brightest stage in baseball. It all begins Wednesday night at Fenway Park. In this article, Ill go over some storylines for the Fall Classic. The LCS MVPs this year were both pitchers. Michael Wacha for the

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Instant Replay in Major League Baseball

On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced a new game-changing feature to its instant replay branch. MLB has been talking about change for a long time, but Thursday they made some very significant changes. In this article, I’ll go over the

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Adam’s Take on Biogenesis and a new Beginning for Major League Baseball (MLB

Biogenesis. If you’re a baseball fan, that’s probably a word you’ve been hearing for quite a while now. On Monday, Major League Baseball suspended 13 players because they took performance-enhancers from Anthony Bosch, who owns Biogenesis. In this article, I’ll

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MLB DEALS: The Take on the Jake Peavy Trade

Amidst the Trade Deadline buzz, you might have missed exactly what happened in a three-team deal on July 30 between the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. In this article, I’ll break down what each team got

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MLB 2H: It Is Time to Stop Sleeping!

Sleeper teams. They are the teams that nobody notices until they emerge and are winning big. As we come out of the All-Star break, let’s look at sleeper teams in baseball. The first half of the season is over, and

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