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The Story of My Life

My dad sat me down when I was eight years old and told me, “You’re gonna be a catcher.” I immediately started crying. I wanted to be a third baseman. He said, “You can cry as much as you want,…

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Por qué estoy regresando a Houston

Fans de los Astros, les aseguro algo: Este va a ser un año especial.

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Why I’m Coming Back to Houston

Astros fans, I’m here to tell you: It’s going to be a special year. Mark it down. I can already tell.

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Hello, San Francisco

I know the people of San Francisco care deeply about their Giants, and I’m looking forward to big things in the Bay Area. I’m already counting down the days until spring training. This is going to be so much fun.

David Ortiz visits The Players' Tribune office and TPT Studio B on November 10, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

Fair or Foul: David Ortiz

My name is David Ortiz, and I'm playing Fair or Foul.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler visits The Players' Tribune office and TPT Studio B on November 7, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

Fair or Foul: Dexter Fowler

My name is Dexter Fowler, and I'm playing Fair or Foul.

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Thanks for the Memories, Boston

On my last night in the clubhouse, after we got eliminated, a lot of them wouldn’t even say goodbye to me. Because they still think I’m going to show up at spring training. I wish I could. My mind wants…

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TPT Panel: 2016 Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

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You Go, We Go

I actually had to blink twice, to make sure it was all real. I think I was the last one in on the infield celebrating, because I needed a few seconds. I was like: Is this serious? Did we just…

Curtis Granderson volunteers at Bright Temple AME Church during a First Steps shoot in Hunts Point, New York on September 16, 2016. (Photo by Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune)

First Step: Curtis Granderson

As a kid, I remember missing breakfast on occasion - but thinking "lunch is coming soon". Then, if I missed lunch, those times in between meals would feel terrible. I don't want anyone to feel like that.

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“Dude, I’m Not a Player! I Can’t Get You Tickets”: A World Series Preview

I’ve got so many damn ticket requests coming in, and I’m like, Dude, I’m not a player! I can’t get you tickets. Go to StubHub.

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Living the Dream

Each round, the stadium has gotten a little bit louder … and this is the last series of the year. Everything’s at stake. There’s no reason to hold anything back.