Lindsay Berra has covered a variety of sports, from baseball and hockey to tennis and the Olympics, since 1999. She joined MLB.com in 2013.
|A thunderstorm warning in Washington on Tuesday night did not dampen the mood at Nationals Park, where Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer received their 2015 Esurance MLB Awards.
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|Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. As Major League Baseball prepares for the 13th annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day on the anniversary of that monumental date, the league announced Tuesday that it has increased its financial commitment to the Jackie Robinson Foundation and that the two organizations will expand their partnership beginning this year.
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|"Play Ball," MLB Network's new weekly show, hosted by Harold Reynolds and geared toward kids, debuted today at 10 a.m. ET.
More»Matt Kemp joins Harold Reynolds on Play Ball|
|If you happen to be tooling around Southwest Florida taking in some Gulf Coast League ballgames this spring, there's a good chance you'll think the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles have somehow finagled a way to use the same pitcher.
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|There's an upside, the Astros say, to being the only AL West team in train in Florida. Surprise is one of them.
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|Casey Weathers, yellow sneakers flashing, takes a few running steps and a crow hop before hurling a baseball with all his might into a sock net, which is a mere 30-ish feet away from his release point. A radar gun reading gets spit out on a monitor mounted on the wall: 107.8 mph.
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|While many teams include yoga in their Spring Training schedules and have yoga instructors available to their players during the season should they request them, most clubs do not commit to a season-long yoga practice. This is the first time the Mariners have done so, and they intend to have two classes per week through Spring Training and while at home during the regular season, and at least one per city while on the road.
More»Cruz, Mariners participating in yoga to prep for 2016|
|The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation announced Thursday that legendary recording artist Billy Joel will return to Citizens Bank Park on July 9 as part of his coast-to-coast ballpark tour.
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|The fight against cancer is a cause near and dear to the heart of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. On Tuesday night, he joined long-time New York broadcaster Ed Randall at the SVA Auditorium in Manhattan for "Fans for the Cure: An Evening with Brian Cashman."
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|The scorebook tells a story. It gives baseball fans an at-a-glance glimpse into the daily installation of the soap opera they have been watching for over a hundred years. The circle that signifies a popout, the backwards "K" that equals a man caught looking, the penciled-in diamonds that tally runs; they are all as familiar as the lines of the field itself.
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|To help remedy the situation in his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., Cubs manager Joe Maddon founded the Hazleton Integration Project. The crowing jewel of the organization is Hazleton One, a community center housed a former school that serves 2,000 children per week with character education programs, athletics and after-school activities.
More»Maddon discusses foundation dinner, 2016 excitement|
|In an article Tuesday on outsports.com, Los Angeles Dodgers vice president of marketing and broadcasting Erik Braverman came out to the baseball world, becoming the highest-ranking openly gay executive in Major League Baseball. For Braverman, who came out to his parents over two decades ago at the age of 23 and has been openly gay in his personal life since, the time was right.
|Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was honored Tuesday night with the Roland Hemond Award for contributions to the game at Baseball America's annual awards gala at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
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|On Monday afternoon, Commissioner Rob Manfred named Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to be MLB's special advisor to the Commissioner on youth programs and outreach.
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|On Sunday night in Stamford, I rappelled off the top of the 23-story Landmark building, dressed as Mrs. Claus in a red felt dress, white wig and wire-rim glasses, alongside Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (who was dressed as an elf) with an exuberant crowd of several thousand people down below.
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|It is a subject of much controversy in baseball, met with everything from curiosity and enthusiasm to skepticism and outrage.
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|Yogi Berra passed away on Sept. 22, a month before we were notified by the White House that he would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The news then was bittersweet; I was sad that Grampa would not be able to get the medal in person, but so, so proud that he would receive the honor.
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|Tony Bennett continued his long-standing tradition of singing in ballparks by opening Game 5 of the World Series at Citi Field on Sunday night with a unique rendition of "America the Beautiful."
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|"Ya Gotta Believe." That phrase was coined by Mets Hall of Famer Tug McGraw in the middle of the 1973 season. Forty-two years later, McGraw's son Tim, an award-winning country music star, threw out the first pitch for Game 4 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field.
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|If the "six degrees of separation" concept applies to the real world, then the baseball world, with its myriad leagues, levels and opportunities for players to have been on a team together, operates on about three degrees of separation.