Hal Bodley, dean of American baseball writers who joined MLB.com as senior correspondent in 2008, has covered baseball since 1958.
|I believe at no time in its history has the way the game is managed changed as much as it has the last 10 years -- from the executive suite to the dugout.
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|It's been three weeks since that fateful Game 6 on a rainy night in Kansas City, and slowly the hurt and disappointment inside John Gibbons has turned to realization of how great 2015 truly was for the Blue Jays. They returned to the postseason for the first time since 1993.
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|The Mets rode their superb young pitching to the World Series, but after two tough losses to the relentless Royals, they head to New York hoping to reverse the unexpected predicament they find themselves in.
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|As the years have rolled by, I always regarded that Game 1 in the 1958 World Series as the best I'd ever covered. For openers.
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|Thirty years ago, little Ben Zobrist, not yet 5, would pull on his Royals T-shirt with the No. 1 on the back and accompany his mom and dad to Kansas City where they'd cheer on their beloved team. On Tuesday night, big Ben Zobrist, now 34, will pull on a Royals shirt with No. 18 on the back and try to help his team win its first World Series since 1985.
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|When the Blue Jays roll out their heavy artillery, opponents are shelled with a blinding firestorm of hits and runs. As the curtain went down on their AL East championship Sunday, they'd outscored opponents 891 to 670.
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|When Kevin Cash, who'd never managed a baseball team at any level, was hired as skipper for the Tampa Bay Rays last December, the feeling was he'd have to grow into the job. It would take a season, maybe even more. Cash has proven everyone who had that thought wrong. MLB's youngest manager grew up in a hurry.
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|After a grueling summer-long journey of 145 games, the Yankees' season essentially boils down to the next six. There are three weekend Subway Series games beginning on Friday at Citi Field against the Mets, the rejuvenated juggernaut that has stolen New York headlines from the Yankees. There's no love lost between the two.
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|The Rays' Chris Archer is just 26, but don't let his age fool you. He is a thinking man's player, who can put this very difficult game in such perspective.
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|What's going on here?
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|It's not exactly revolutionary, but the high-flying Kansas City Royals are changing the face of baseball with the way manager Ned Yost uses his talented bullpen.
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|There's a lot of baseball left to be played, but enough of the season is in the books to size up the competition for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards.
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|Eons ago Tug McGraw coined "Ya Gotta Believe," which became the rallying cry for his New York Mets. After watching this summer's re-tooled, rejuvenated Mets rebuild their season and take over first place in National League East, no catchphrase fits them better. They should adopt it. Immediately.
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|It's foolish to fault Dave Dombrowski's track record with the Detroit Tigers -- four consecutive division titles, two World Series appearances and more superb deals than I can count.
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|It's been 20 years since Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt, who spanned nearly a century of Phillies history, received baseball's highest honor on a steamy-hot Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y.
|The Orioles are struggling, which is putting it mildly. Baltimore began July a half-game up in the American League East, the lofty position it held most of 2014 as it won the division title for the first time since 1997.
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|The job Kevin Cash has done with the injury-plagued, bare-bones-budget Rays is utterly amazing. Not only have they been a surprise, they're one of Major League Baseball's most amazing stories this summer.
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|It's been 45 years since I sat in the spanking new Riverfront Stadium press box on a sweltering July night in 1970 and watched what was to become the greatest All-Star Game I've covered.
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|Joey Butler lined a single to center, a loud sigh from the Tropicana Field crowd vibrated around the park, and it was over.
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|The Blue Jays had barely worked up a sweat in Spring Training when skipper John Gibbons could sense something special.
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