Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|Step by step, the Braves of now are seeking to resurrect the team of a record 14 consecutive division titles, five National League pennants and a World Series championship. So far, so good -- at least when it comes to moves away from the playing field, with the trio of Johns -- Schuerholz, Hart and Coppolella -- the club's three-headed general manager.
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|Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it?
More» Aikens delivers walk-off hit in extras|
|You watch the Royals shock reality these days, and you recall 45 years ago, when America featured everything from the dramatic to the improbable. Including the 1969 Miracle Mets.
More» Gordon makes great catch, slams into wall|
|The truth is, Yadier Molina is the Cardinals' Mr. Everything during this time of year -- the numbers say so. And losing the bat, the glove, the arm, the guts and the leadership of the six-time All-Star catcher is not going to be easy.
More» Matheny discusses Yadier's injury, Game 3|
|The Giants, the Cardinals, the Royals and the Orioles still are prospering in October, and nobody else is. Most noticeably, no team remains alive in pursuit of a World Series championship that featured a bunch of guys who nearly spent more time fretting over balls-and-strikes calls than trying to hit pitches.
More» Kemp, Mattingly on strike zone in Game 3|
|You might see one talented team get bounced early during a given October. If such a thing happens to two of them, that's unusual. This time, there were three teams in that category, they were from the same league and none won a postseason game.
More» Price discusses Tigers' loss in ALDS|
|It's still jarring to know that the Yankees are out of the playoffs for a second straight year. As a result, team co-owner Hal Steinbrenner did exactly what his late father, George, would have done: Hal apologized to the legion of fans who bleed pinstripes.
More» A look at the final game of Jeter's career|
|If the Pirates beat the Giants in the National League Wild Card Game, they will face the Nationals in the NL Division Series. So it isn't an easy path to the World Series for a franchise that hasn't made it that far since -- well, since that 1979 Pirates team kept doing its wonderful thing. But there is something about the 2014 Pirates.
More» Pirates have unfinished business|
|Derek Jeter's 20 years were all with the Yankees, all productive, all dramatic enough to leave us with thoughts for future baseball generations: Now what, and who? The answer: Nobody.
More» Jeter scripts one last Bronx memory|
|John Schuerholz, Bobby Cox and John Hart know quality work from a general manager when they see it, and so the Braves will certainly rebound in time.
More»Braves dismiss Wren, Hart named interim GM|
|Ron Washington is a master at responding to crisis the right way -- with honesty. The Rangers should reward Washington by putting him back in the dugout for a ninth consecutive season.
More»Former Rangers manager Washington on resignation|
|The Braves' slide in the NL Wild Card race has been mostly the result of an offense that has been the worst in the league in recent weeks. However, batting coach Greg Walker is not the one responsible for the Atlanta hitters' free fall.
More» Hamels, three relievers combine on no-hitter|
|The drama involving the Dodgers and the Giants of now has combined with that of 1951 and 1962 to bring back memories of 1982.
More»Giants counting on pitching as rivalry series opens|
|It's nearly mid-September after a lengthy spring and summer of baseball, but from now through the end of the month, there will be a slew of significant games. Thank you, Mr. Selig.
More» Gridlock in the AL Central|
|You can't praise Derek Jeter enough. You really can't. The Yankees and nearly everybody else are hugging No. 2 so tightly these days that they are threatening to squeeze the pinstripes off of his uniform.
More» Jeter's last home at-bat vs. Red Sox|
|The Braves are swinging and missing like crazy these days. Still, there is encouraging news for those in love with the Tomahawk Chop. Their heroes could become the 21st century version of the Hitless Wonders.
More» Braves discuss being no-hit by Phillies|
|Just like that, Royals manager Ned Yost saw his comments about attendance at Kauffman Stadium after a home victory Wednesday in Kansas City go everywhere. Television, radio, social media.
More» Yost on the Royals' 6-1 win, Hendriks' start|
|If you're Rob Manfred, and if you're succeeding the most effective person as Commissioner since Kenesaw Mountain Landis joined Babe Ruth in saving the game, you'll have a few hills to climb. And, yes, I said hills instead of mountains, because Selig has conquered the majority of baseball's Mount Kilimanjaros throughout his 22 years as Commissioner.
More»MLB Tonight on Bud Selig's legacy as Commissioner|
|According to a growing consensus, African-Americans are disciples of football and basketball these days, but not particularly fond of the game Jackie Robinson courageously helped to integrate. Sorry, but I don't believe that. For those who do, they're not paying attention.
More» Ballmer and Rivers take in a Dodgers game|
|In his first season at the helm of the Mariners, Lloyd McClendon has led his club into the thick of the American League Wild Card race. But his success in the game started more than 43 years ago, when he slugged his Little League team from Gary, Ind., into the finals.