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Past articles by Mark:

Spiders, Rocks or ... Lindors? What should the Cleveland baseball team be called?

Here are five options for the Cleveland Indians to consider as they move toward changing the name. → Read More

Freddie Freeman goes from coronavirus to NL MVP after stellar 2020 season

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman wins the National League MVP Award. → Read More

Dodgers claim first World Series title in 32 years, rallying past Rays in Game 6

Dodgers win first World Series since 1988 after beating Rays in Game 6. → Read More

Marlins pitcher is ready to fight Ronald Acuña Jr. after NLDS homer, plunking

Ronald Acuna Jr.'s feud with the Miami Marlins reached another boiling point during Game 1 of the NLDS. → Read More

Bob Gibson, Cardinals legend and Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at 84

Cardinals legend and baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson dies at 84. → Read More

MLB postseason picture: After Cubs clinch division, here’s what's left to be decided

A look at who's in the MLB postseason, who's out and who still has a chance to make it. → Read More

MLB postseason picture: Reds clinch playoff spot, AL Central race gets closer

The Cincinnati Reds are headed to the MLB postseason for the first time since 2013. → Read More

Say hello to the bad guys: Astros clinch final AL playoff spot

For the first time in franchise history, the Astros have a clinched four straight postseason appearances. → Read More

Marlins shock the world, become first NL team to make playoffs after 100-loss season

The Miami Marlins bounce back from 105-loss season to secure first playoff berth since 2013. → Read More

Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez finally cleared to walk on treadmill as he recovers from COVID-19-related heart issue

Eduardo Rodriguez was finally cleared to walk on a treadmill after dealing with complications from COVID-19. → Read More

MLB postseason picture: Dodgers win eighth straight NL West title on wild night

Dodgers win eighth straight NL West title. Braves, Cubs and Indians punch tickets to MLB postseason. → Read More

MLB Postseason Picture: Athletics dethrone Astros, clinch first AL West title since 2013

A's win AL West, ending the Houston Astros' recent reign over the division. → Read More

Padres clinch first postseason berth since 2006, will carry breakout season into October

The San Diego Padres' breakout season will continue into October as they clinched a berth into the NL field. → Read More

MLB postseason picture: Twins clinch playoff spot for third time in four seasons

The Minnesota Twins are in the postseason for the third time in four seasons. → Read More

David Ortiz opens up on family's coronavirus battle: 'Man, this is no joke'

Red Sox legend David Ortiz reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 and his brother spent a week in the hospital battling the virus. → Read More

White Sox clinch first postseason berth since 2008, become first AL team locked into October

The Chicago White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins and became the first AL team to punch a ticket to October. → Read More

Dodgers become first team to clinch berth in MLB's expanded 2020 postseason

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first team to punch their ticket to MLB's expanded 2020 postseason. → Read More

Albert Pujols slugs No. 660 to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on all-time home run list

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 660 to tie Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place on all-time list. → Read More

Two Giants-Padres games postponed after positive COVID-19 test in Giants organization

Friday's Giants-Padres game was postponed after Giants player tests positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Braves set National League modern era record with 29-run outburst against Marlins

Braves scored NL modern era record 29 runs in win against Marlins. → Read More