Meggie Zahneis, winner of the 2011 Breaking Barriers essay contest, earned the job of youth correspondent for MLB.com in the fall of '11.
|Jackie Robinson was a heck of a lot braver than I am. He changed the face of baseball today, as well as impacting countless individual lives. I'm proud to say that one of those lives is mine.
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|Ron Washington may well be the most unorthodox manager in baseball, based on the philosophies and principles he uses to manage the Texas Rangers. But what people don't realize -- and what they need to, in the context of Washington -- is that different doesn't have to be equated with bad or wrong.
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|Outfielder Peter Bourjos, acquired from the Angels in November, is eager to partake in the Cardinal Way, something he says you've got to see to believe.
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|For years, the Reds played the traditional season opener in baseball. That doesn't happen any more, but for the game's oldest franchise, Opening Day is still a special time, beginning with a parade through city streets.
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|Arizona Diamondbacks catcher and clubhouse leader Miguel Montero is approaching this season the same way he'd advise a younger player to do so -- with his head down, eyes open and all the effort and passion he can summon.
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|Indians fans appreciate Nick Swisher for his passion and gritty style of play. His teammates admire Swisher's veteran clubhouse presence. The organization values Swisher's capacity to become the face of a resurgent Tribe club. Reporters like that Swisher can talk at length, and provide quality quotes, on almost any subject.
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|A.J. Pollock has something to prove. The 26-year-old was selected by the D-backs in the first-round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. At the start of the 2013 season, he was ranked by MLB.com and Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in Arizona's organization.
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|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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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.