Meggie Zahneis, winner of the 2011 Breaking Barriers essay contest, earned the job of youth correspondent for MLB.com in the fall of '11.
|Among the stars playing in Spring Training games Monday were Clayton Kershaw, Derek Jeter, Tim Lincecum, Koji Uehara and Andrew McCutchen. But the most important facet of the day's action was not a player, manager or even an umpire. In fact, it was not a person at all, but a set of new rules. Major League Baseball on Monday implemented on a trial basis its new instant-replay system.
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|The winter months that the Reds and their fans spent apart faded away quickly on a recent Reds Caravan stop. The same rapport that the players and fans achieved at Redsfest carried over into the team's second fan engagement opportunity of the offseason.
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|Reds third baseman Todd Frazier talked to MLB.com's Meggie Zahneis about his personal goals for the 2014 season.
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|New Reds utility man Skip Schumaker talked to MLB.com's Meggie Zahneis about his life away from the field.
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|What do you get a Major League Baseball player for Christmas? The Cincinnati Reds answered that question recently at Redsfest, and their answers ranged from the practical to the fantastical.
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|Michael Weiner has one of the most important, underappreciated jobs in all of baseball.
|MLB.com correspondent Meggie Zahneis shares her experiences covering the Fall Classic in St. Louis as a member of the working media.
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|Being good enough isn't good enough for the Cincinnati Reds anymore. And whether or not you agree with the decision to hire Bryan Price as manager, that fact in and of itself is commendable.
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|He changed America's Pastime. Ask anyone who spends a lot of time around baseball and they'll reel off any number of accomplishments that will help cement his legacy in sports history for decades to come.
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|The Reds meet the Pirates at PNC Park Tuesday evening, and it's not unreasonable to say that the team Dusty Baker has trotted out throughout 2013 lives and dies with the win-or-go-home National League Wild Card Game.
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|Raul Ibanez is 41 years old. He's been playing Major League Baseball for 15 years. And yet, Ibanez still feels like a kid in a candy store.
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|Youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis -- too young to remember the great Reds teams of the 1970s -- watched in awe as the players reunited on Saturday for the unveiling of the Joe Morgan statue at Great American Ball Park.
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|If you're not a D-backs fan or from the general vicinity of Broken Arrow, Okla., you may never have heard of Archie Bradley. You probably will soon.
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|Meggie Zahneis: Mike Leake has been arguably the most consistent of the Reds' starting five over the course of the season. Whether or not he gets it, Mike Leake is definitely deserving of some publicity.
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|Major League Baseball is currently being dominated by stellar young players who will serve as the game's future. It owes to good coaching, good investments by clubs in player development, and plain-old dedication, writes Meggie Zahneis.
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|My boss told me that attending Monday's player availabilities for media would be, in a word, "fun." And while he had done his best to prepare me for the crush of media that would be converging on the Rotunda at Citi Field, I soon discovered no amount of advice could replace the experience itself.
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|"It doesn't matter what anybody else says, follow your dreams." Sage advice, to be sure, especially when you consider where it came from. Those words were spoken by 2013 Breaking Barriers essay contest grand prize winner Luke Lunday, who will be entering sixth grade in the fall.
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|Reggie Jackson was known as a "Mr. October" because of his World Series success, but the Hall of Famer was busy in the middle of summer, too, as a 14-time All-Star.
More»Jackson shares All-Star memories with Meggie|
|Tony Cingrani has turned heads around Major League Baseball, filling in with Johnny Cueto out of commission.
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|So, I heard there's some controversy over the All-Star Game rosters. Or, more specifically, who should be added to the National League roster via the Final Vote. One man: Yasiel Puig.
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The Breaking Barriers essay contest provides students a chance to share stories of how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.
Meggie was featured in a Passion Portrait by #besomebody for her ability to overcome adversity and live out her dream.