Megan Zahneis, winner of the Breaking Barriers essay contest who earned the job of youth correspondent in 2011, is a reporter for MLB.com.
|The Reds Urban Youth Academy, through MLB's RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner City) program, offers area kids ages 7-18 the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball clinics, character development programming and even academic tutoring and vocational training -- all free of charge. Parker said he's enjoying the chance to give back.
|Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison preached the importance of seizing every opportunity in his 10-minute talk with the Lakota West (Ohio) High School baseball team. He ought to know a little something about that after a breakout 2014 season.
More» Harrison may regress after surprise 2014|
|Allan H. Selig will go down in history as the greatest Commissioner baseball has ever known. People will discuss the Wild Cards, the Mitchell Report and his handling of performance-enhancing drugs, instant replay, revenue sharing and economic success, labor peace, new ballparks and attendance records. But I'll remember him for more than that.
More»Zahneis talks with Selig about future and legacy|
|Brandon Phillips is trying not to let anyone get in his head. Not the media -- Philips put a moratorium on press sessions during the 2014 season -- not the rumormongers who speculate on the season ahead, and, most of all, not himself. He's just here to play.
More» Phillips makes two great plays at second|
|At just 15 years old, Matt Nadel has made quite the name for himself with his blog on the MLBlog platform and his new book, "Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History."
More» Midges impact Yankees in the eighth|
|What sets Pirates closer Mark Melancon apart from the masses is that he has an unusual perspective, one that he strives to bring to life each day. He knows that if he does lose, which doesn't happen often, it's not the end of the world. Never was this more apparent to Melancon than last offseason, when he and his wife, Mary Catherine, took the trip of a lifetime.
More»Melancon on mission trips to New Zealand, Africa|
|When I was little, I dreamt of being the first female to suit up and play Major League Baseball. This past weekend, I met the girl, Mo'ne Davis, who gave me hope that someday, it just might.
More» Meggie Zahneis chats with Mo'ne Davis|
|Third baseman Mike Moustakas has thoroughly enjoyed the Royals' run to the World Series. Yet, he knows how lucky he is to be playing on this stage -- with his longtime teammates, to boot.
More»Meggie talks to Moustakas about the 2014 World Series|
|Joe Panik arrived in the big leagues in late July and ended the revolving door at second base in San Francisco, and he said he couldn't have had such a successful run if not for the confidence his manager and teammates have shown in him.
More»Meggie Zahneis chats with Joe Panik|
|While the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park won't take place until July 14, the Reds and Major League Baseball are already working hard behind the scenes to develop a plan to best showcase Cincinnati and baseball during All-Star Week.
More»Bud Selig discusses All-Star Game in Cincinnati|
|The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields offer kids with special needs a chance to live out their baseball dreams.
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|Co-writing, narrating and starring in a baseball documentary is one of those things I never would have predicted I'd do as an extension of my job with Major League Baseball. But I'm certainly not complaining about it.
More»Behind-the-scenes look at cleaning up at GABP|
|The youngest generation of baseball players and fans has never known life without Bud Selig at the helm of our pastime. All that is about to change, with Rob Manfred slated to replace Selig as Commissioner in January 2015. As easy as it would be to do, Selig isn't content to rest on his laurels and simply keep Manfred's seat warm.
More»Bud Selig on happiness with 2014, baseball popularity|
|The Reds and MLB on Friday unveiled the newly built Urban Youth Academy, designed to offer area kids ages 7-18 the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball clinics, character development programming, and even academic tutoring and vocational training -- all free of charge.
More»P and G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy opens|
|Brayan Pena is proving his worth to a struggling Cincinnati squad behind the plate, at first base filling in for an injured Joey Votto, and in the clubhouse.
More» Pena plates Negron with a double in the 6th|
|Kris Negron has had to work hard to make it back to the big leagues after 2012 knee surgery, and the injury-depleted Reds are making use of the hard-nosed player's multiposition talent.
More» Negron cuts Reds' deficit with a solo homer|
|Growing up in the Big Red Machine clubhouse of the 1970s -- among the likes of Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and his own dad, Ken Sr. -- and starring on Cincinnati-area Moeller High School's baseball team as a teen himself, it would've been easy for "The Kid" to let his athletic pedigree go to his head. But that's just not the way he was raised.
More»Cincy honors newest inductees into Reds Hall of Fame|
|Well, there's someone sitting in every Major League clubhouse, surrounded by MLB-installed video monitors, watching the action with a careful eye tuned to up-to-the-minute details that could mean the difference between a win or loss.
More» Reds challenge safe, stands in bottom 3rd|
|If you want an example of community outreach done right, look no further than the Reds Community Fund and the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program it sponsors in the greater Cincinnati area.
|Target Plaza, which is conveniently attached to the Target Field light rail station, allows fans a view of the field, no purchase necessary.
More» The gateway to Target Field|
The Breaking Barriers essay contest provides students a chance to share stories of how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.
Megan was featured in a Passion Portrait by #besomebody for her ability to overcome adversity and live out her dream.