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.
|Truck Day in Major League Baseball is as much a harbinger of spring as the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil. Equipment managers and team staffers, customarily overseen by mascots and a gathering of intrepid fans, load an endless stream of cardboard boxes and pallets onto the team's 18-wheeler, destined for Spring Training.
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|The drastic increase in the use of the infield shift as a defensive tactic in recent years has created quite a stir around MLB. Columnist Lindsay Berra takes a closer look.
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|From current players to managers to league executives, the baseball community joined together and took to social media to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 to help in the fight against ALS.
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|A two-time All-Star during a 13-year Major League career, Dmitri Young is patrolling the hallways at MLB's annual Winter Meetings, looking for a job in scouting or player development. He also happens to be nearly unrecognizable, after shedding about 100 pounds from his playing days.
|James Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor of sitting in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat instead.
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|Men have breasts, too. That is the message Bret Miller wants to shout from the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium for Game 6 of the World Series.
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|Former Royals manager Dick Howser left an impression on his players and fans in Kansas City with his personality and results, including the 1985 World Series title.
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|It is Lorenzo Cain's blazing speed on the basepaths, and in the outfield, that has longtime scout Art Stewart and every Kansas City fan who was alive to see the Royals' World Series win in 1985 comparing Cain to then-center fielder Willie Wilson.
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|Noah Wilson, a 6-year-old cancer patient, was at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to see his beloved Royals play the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.
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|John Parker of Topeka, Kan., was thrilled to be seated in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat for Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.
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|For Game 1 of the World Series, as Major League Baseball honored veterans and military families, Tony Clark of Augusta, Kan., was in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat at Kauffman Stadium.
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|Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo did not make his Arizona Fall League debut on Tuesday as his Surprise Saguaros dropped a 5-4 decision to the Peoria Javelinas. It was simply a manager's decision that kept Castillo out of the lineup, but the 27-year-old is looking forward to racking up at least 100 at-bats during his time out West.
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|Never in a million years did I think I would put on a Red Sox uniform. But with the chance to take part in an ALS fundraiser, it was an easy decision to take part in the Oldtime Baseball Game.
|William Hayward Wilson, better known as "Mookie," is an accomplished chef, a fisherman, a licensed securities trader and a truck driver. And soon he will be an ordained Baptist minister.
|Change comes slowly to baseball, but the Cardinals proved they're ahead of the curve when, in February, they hired Rachel Balkovec to be their Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator. She is the first and only female to hold a position as a full-time strength coach in Major League affiliated baseball.
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|Fredi Gonzalez began his workout regimen in 2011, when he took his son Alex to a local coach to help him prepare to play Division II football at the University of West Georgia.
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|Ralph Branca did not pitch on April 15, 1947. Instead, he watched Jack Roosevelt Robinson, his new teammate and a man he would call his friend for more than a quarter-century, stride into the history books. Branca is one of two living members of either the Dodgers' or Boston Braves' rosters from that Opening Day at Ebbets Field 67 years ago, when Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.
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|Rather than taking time off after a long and grueling season, Chase Utley works out every day, and it has helped him to overcome numerous knee injuries.
More» Utley rakes when healthy, but injury risk|
|Coming off a very tough year at the plate, B.J. Upton spent the winter working to get his swing back to where it was earlier in his career.
More» Upton looks to regain form as dual threat|
|The 306 baseball legends who have been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame are the lucky few who can call Cooperstown home. But on Saturday night, 30 children and parents also got that chance.
More»Yogi's legacy on display at Cooperstown sleepover|