Health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic might point toward delaying the season. But it doesn't seem like MLB and the players are talking about that.
MLB would like to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to players and staff, but the national rollout is making that streamlined option unlikely.
How have we not gotten more of the story behind A.J. Hinch twice smashing the monitors with a baseball bat during the Astros' sign-stealing scheme?
Trying to win is a market inefficiency in MLB. And that diagnosis of baseball's problem is now so obvious it's a cliche.
The pandemic-shortened MLB season wiped baseball from some diehard fans' summers, and then exposed doubts about the league they may have been harboring before.
Kim Ng’s career was worth noticing and celebrating and, above all, respecting even before the Miami Marlins hired her as the first female general manager in a major men’s sport at the start of this offseason. Hopefully, if she had time to read those reactions while she acquainted herself with the dynamic young Miami organization that just proved itself postseason-worthy, she took them as compliments. Ng’s desire to be a GM has been well-known around baseball for years.
Managers say they will get vaccinated, and the league plans to "promote" vaccination. But how will they encourage widespread acceptance of the vaccine among players?
That crazy thing that just happened in the game? Yeah, you can probably buy a T-shirt about it by morning. Here's why.
Please clap for the Cleveland Indians realizing their name is racist but not changing it yet.
There are a lot of ways to die in a pandemic and not end up a COVID stat. One is to be in fading health and not be able to get lifesaving care when needed.
Kim Ng's climb to the Marlins GM job is testament to the fact it can be done, and also to the ongoing difficulty of doing so as a woman in baseball.
Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch are walking, talking distractions after the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. But the Red Sox and Tigers didn't see any need to try new candidates.
Justin Turner and the Dodgers seem confused about the goals of pandemic protocols: Not to finish a baseball season, but to protect people from the very real, very ongoing threat of the coronavirus.
The Rays' players are not one and the same with the franchise's modern Moneyball reputation. And it's never been more clear than in their World Series run.
Sean MacDonald has been to every North American sports stadium. And he wasn't going to miss seeing World Series host Globe Life Field in its first season if he could help it.
What the World Series needs now? More unscripted aggression like Manuel Margot's attempted steal of home.
One unlikely batter takes one swing, and 14 seconds later, the Rays have a new outlook on the World Series. And a new postseason hero.
From unheralded Cardinals prospect to October hero, the Rays' deal for Randy Arozarena started with one scout's glimpse of stardom.
The Rays will take their first turn as the home team at MLB's neutral site in World Series Game 3. But they are working to whittle down a built-in advantage for the Dodgers.
Nothing went according to plan when the Dodgers tried a Rays-like pitching strategy in Game 2. Were their hurlers put in a position to succeed?
After giving up three early runs that his lineup never overcame, Braves starter Max Fried pitched into the seventh inning to preserve the bullpen for a winner-take-all Game 7.
Block out the the sign-stealing scandal and the comeback. ALCS Game 7 will still come down to a ball flying around a park while runners go counter-clockwise.
How an in-game adjustment amped up Carlos Correa's confidence ahead of his walk-off homer in ALCS Game 5.
The Dodgers, Rays, Braves and Astros all want to win the 2020 World Series. But what if they had some harder choices to make about their ongoing arcs in the baseball universe?
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit, MLB will be allowing ticketed fans starting Monday. Up to 11,500 could attend NLCS and World Series games in Arlington, Texas.