Hundreds of reporters from all corners of the globe are covering the World Baseball Classic, which presents an assortment of challenges for the tournament’s organizers. The main hurdle? Language barriers. I’ve never covered an Olympics, but presumably, Major League Baseball has ripped a page or two from that handbook in terms of handling the media [...]
I always said if I could hop on a time machine and live through whatever era of Astros baseball I wanted, I’d definitely plant myself around the 1986 team. It had everything — personality, fun, a little intellect sprinkled in here and there, and, most importantly, those zany guys won 96 games. What could be [...]
I’m usually skeptical when a player retires from baseball while he’s still producing at a high level, but in Chipper Jones‘ case, I really do believe he means it when he says he’s comfortable with his decision to step away from the game, with no desire to return. I just wonder if he’s going to [...]
PHOENIX â Dale Murphy proudly considers himself a serial tweeter, a notion that was hammered home by one of his more than 40,000 followers with this tweet: âFollow Murph. He tweets more than a Kardashian.â And with that, Murphy (@dalemurphy3) was off and running. It wasnât always a smooth ride. In the beginning, like most [...]
Major League Baseball implementing expanded replay in 2014 isn’t exactly new news, but every time Joe Torre addresses the situation, as he did on Tuesday, he seems to bring a new clarity to the situation. Torre, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, is currently serving as Team USA’s manager in the World [...]
After eight great years as the Astros beat reporter for MLB.com, Alyson returned to the club's front office. In her post, as Senior Director of Digital Media, Alyson will help to advance the Astros further into the interactive age, providing behind-the-scenes access to the wide variety of personalities that comprise the Astros family, from players to coaches, front office and fans. Supplementing the news coverage, game stories, features, analysis and editorial social networking supplied by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, as well as all the real-time information you've come to expect round the clock, Alyson will expand our community voice through multimedia, blogging, Twitter and Facebook. Adding to the exciting mix of multi-platform, cutting-edge content at Astros.com, the team is promising an unprecedented approach that the competition cannot duplicate. Now more than ever, fans have an open invitation to peek into all things Astros, at home and on the go: If we're there, you will be, too, with Alyson as an official guide.
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