Joe Posnanski is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, an Emmy Award-winning writer and has been awarded National Sportswriter of the Year.
|Rookie Andrew Benintendi cracked five hits Sunday. Has anyone else had a five-hit game just 51 games into his big league career?
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|Philip Humber woke up in Seattle on a Saturday morning exactly five years ago with absolutely no idea whatsoever that he was about to have the most magical day of his life.
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|When a ball can be caught, it all changes. Lorenzo Cain transforms. His sprint speed on outs is 29.1 -- almost identical to his all-out speed -- and that suddenly puts him third in baseball, behind only the dynamic duo of Billy Hamilton and Byron Buxton.
More» Cain leaps for great grab, Springer admires|
|Hank Azaria calls it his "generic announcer voice." Yes, it's clear that his new fall-down funny comedy "Brockmire" is not really about announcing baseball games. As Azaria says, it's about social media. It's about connecting generations. It's about a lot of adult topics, small towns, efforts to stay vibrant and many other things.
More»Azaria discusses 'Brockmire,' channels Phil Rizzuto|
|On April 14 in 2017 Anno Domini, in the fourth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, Clayton Kershaw faced Paul Goldschmidt with a runner on first base. His first pitch, as you might imagine, was a 90-mph slider that Goldschmidt could only foul off.
More» Kershaw fans eight D-backs over 8 1/3 frames|
|Mike Trout needs a nickname. I suppose technically he already has one if you want to go with the charmingly old-fashioned "Millville Meteor," but that makes him sound like a kid who left the farm in 1933.
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|Begin with this: It's too early to panic. No, more than that, it's way too early to panic. The season is barely a week old, there are 150-plus games left and all of that. You know that it's too early to panic.
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|The save has fundamentally changed baseball in the past 50 years. This was not Jerome Holtzman's intention, of course. He just wanted a quick and easy statistic that measured a relief pitcher's contribution. Holtzman had no idea that his little invention would create a whole new kind of ballplayer.
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|Teams miss in the Draft all the time. We all know that. You can look at any year and see it. But there's something different about the Mike Trout miss.
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|Everything gets overblown on Opening Day. That's the fun of it. True, it's just the first game of a long season, just one of 162, but every baseball fan knows Opening Day is more than that. It is hope. It is rejuvenation. Opening Day, corny as it may sound, is a love letter to the game.
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|Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher to hit two home runs on Opening Day since … well, ever.
More» Bumgarner homers twice, K's 11 on Opening Day|
|Opening Day is here, and fans are ready for a tripleheader. Thanks to Statcast, we'll have brand new high-tech details, including star-rated catches, barrels and catcher pop time to help us analyze and understand the game.
More»Forst on how Statcast is revolutionizing the game|
|Tabitha Soren, who 20 years ago was MTV's political reporter, has spent the past 15 years photographing baseball players drafted by the Oakland A's in 2002, a project that has led to her wonderful new book, "Fantasy Life."
More»Soren, Teahen discuss life after baseball|
|When they signed Jason Heyward, the Cubs and club president Theo Epstein -- who are supposed to be as sober and analytical as any organization in baseball -- bet on something that sober and analytical organizations are not supposed to bet on. They bet on Heyward's intangibles, or the stuff that we used to call intangibles anyway.
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|It wasn't getting to the ball that made the Adam Jones catch so dazzling. It was the pressure of the moment, the way he handled the wall, the perfectly times leap, the beautiful choreography of the play. The fact that he basically saved the game for the United States doesn't hurt either. With all that in mind, here then are the 10 greatest home run-saving catches.
More» Statcast tracks Jones' homer-robbing catch|
|Building a team like this -- which was inspired by the finals of the World Baseball Classic -- means several tough choices, but here it is: The all-time 25-man roster, where the only rule is that every player has to come from a different country.
More»Posnanski's all-time international team's top batters|
|It wasn't getting to the ball that made the Adam Jones catch so dazzling. It was the pressure of the moment, the way he handled the wall, the perfectly timed leap, the beautiful choreography of the play. The fact that he basically saved the game for the United States doesn't hurt either. With all that in mind, here then are the 10 greatest home run-robbing catches.
More» Statcast tracks Jones' homer-robbing catch|
|Javier Baez is the greatest tagger in baseball history. This is quite an achievement for a 24-year-old baseball player, but it's obviously true for one simple reason: Nobody even knew that was a thing before he came along.
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|Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein built a winner in Boston and then did so last fall with the Cubs. He's been humbled by what winning in those cities did for the fan base. "Total strangers come up to you, and they say, 'Thank you,'" he said.
More»Posnanski on Epstein enjoying Cubs WS more than Sox|
|It was just this goofy idea we came up with in the office: How good of a baseball lineup could you come up with if every player -- including the starting pitcher and potential closer -- was born in a different country? Here is the perfect way to build an all-world lineup.
More»All-International team of the World Baseball Classic|