Alyson Footer, a national correspondent, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001.
|Exhibition baseball in San Antonio concluded Saturday, with the Rangers topping the Indians, 8-4, before an announced Big League Weekend crowd of 28,674 at the Alamodome.
More» Puello hits a three-run home run|
|Soon after Boone Logan signed as a free agent with the Indians last month, his wife pointed out a segment of the Tribe's Spring Training schedule that piqued the lefty's interest: A two-game series at the Alamodome in San Antonio, right in the middle of March.
More» Logan strikes out Middlebrooks in 6th|
|Right-hander A.J. Griffin further solidified his standing as a favorite to win a job in the Rangers' rotation out of Spring Training on Friday night against the Indians in the Alamodome.
More» Griffin fans Ramirez in the 3rd inning|
|Playing far from their spring Arizona homes, with quirky conditions inside of a domed football stadium, the Indians and Rangers opened their two-game Big League Weekend series Friday night with a low-scoring affair that the Tribe won, 3-2.
More» Almonte hits a back-to-back homer in the 1st|
|Texas icon Nolan Ryan and Indians skipper Terry Francona traded barbs and stories during Thursday's "Kings of the Diamond" dinner, the annual kickoff to an action-packed weekend of baseball in San Antonio.
More»Francona and Ryan on broken up no-hitter|
|Nationals and Astros fans were given their first glimpse of baseball's newest Spring Training facility on Tuesday, when the two clubs played their first game on the field of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
More»The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opens with flair|
|With a booming, raspy voice, infectious laugh and enough stories to fill a dozen memoirs, Jamie Hildreth was one of the most beloved figures within the Houston Astros' organization.
More»Footer remembers beloved Astros exec Hildreth|
|The Astros on Tuesday introduced several food items that will be available at Minute Maid Park this season, confident their food options will be as appealing as the team they have put together for 2017.
More»New food available at Minute Maid Park in 2017|
|Given everything Jameson Taillon has gone through in his pro baseball career, he takes nothing for granted -- especially the simple act of going through the physical rigors required in order to be ready for an upcoming season.
More»Taillon prepares for Spring Training in Texas|
|Nearly five years have passed since Tyler Naquin was selected by the Indians in the first round of the 2012 Draft, but when it comes to staying in shape and preparing for the season, the only place he wants to be is the weight room at Texas A&M with his fellow Aggies.
More»Naquin prepares for Spring Training in Texas|
|No matter how much time passes, it's likely no one will ever be able to truly explain why Jeff Bagwell's batting stance, in all of its weird, squatty, uncomfortable glory, worked so well for the first baseman.
More»Bagwell on creating his infamous batting stance|
|In the 15 years he spent on a Major League field, Jeff Bagwell never seemed overwhelmed by any situation presented to him -- not his big league debut, not his first postseason game, not the World Series, not even his number retirement ceremony in 2007, when 42,000 fans packed Minute Maid Park to salute him one final time. But as soon as he was announced as part of the Hall of Fame class of 2017, Bagwell, quite frankly, has seemed a little over his skis.
More»Bagwell shares his reaction upon learning of HOF vote|
|Jeff Bagwell's dominance as a hitter will occupy the conversation from now through his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y., but that only tells a part of the story as to why this honor resonates so deeply for those closest to him.
More»Bagwell excited to be elected to Hall of Fame|
|Trades and free-agent signings garner most of the attention at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings every year, but the four-day industry convention isn't limited to wheeling and dealing among front offices.
More»Footer discusses inclusion in baseball|
|A uniform partnership between Major League Baseball, Under Armour and Fanatics was consummated in All-Star fashion on Monday, with several of the game's biggest stars gathering to celebrate a landmark deal that will -- literally -- change the look of the modern-day ballplayer.
More»Under Armour, MLB announce partnership|
|It's difficult to pinpoint what the 2016 season will, or should, be best remembered for. It provided a little bit of everything: the end of a championship drought, an iconic franchise rewriting its own history, a beloved star player calling it a career and a revered broadcaster -- largely considered the best ever -- signing off for the final time.
More» Mike Trout|
|The Cubs' World Series win had as much to do with their history as it did with their breathtaking 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Wednesday night, so it would seem only fitting that the now ex-Lovable Losers included the brightest stars from their past to celebrate.
More»Former Cubs star Sandberg joins team for parade|
|The Cubs are celebrating a title for the first time since 1908. And we've captured it in amazing, virtual reality 3-D for the first time ever.
More»Cubs celebrate first World Series title in 108 years|
|Jim Mowery, 83, wanted to make some history of his own while his beloved Cubs tried to do the same on the field against the Indians. Mowery wanted to become one of the few people to attend both Cubs Game 7s, and after he reached his upper-deck seat Wednesday, it's safe to say he very likely is the only person to hold this particular distinction.
More»83-year old Cubs fan discusses attending 1945 WS|
|The Cubs forced Game 7 vs. the Indians with a victory Tuesday. The last team to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win the final two games on the road to claim the title was the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.
More» Maddon remembers comeback of '79 Pirates|