Mark Emery

Sports Journalist

Mark reports on baseball prospects for in New York City. Prior to that, he was an associate reporter for, covering his hometown Pirates two years ago and chronicling the Indians’ wild ride in 2013, which brought him to his first playoff baseball game. Email Mark — a 2013 graduate of Ohio University — at [email protected]


Deeper arsenal helped Samardzija to stick
Jeff Samardzija's football ability was there for everyone to see.
Burns gets more than he could ever ask for
Hitting a walk-off home run is one of the best things that can happen to a ballplayer. Getting engaged to the love of your life is one of the best things that can happen to...
Yastrzemski completes cycle in Keys' rout
Unaware that he needed a triple to hit for the cycle, Mike Yastrzemski stopped at second base after lacing a ball to right field in the seventh inning on Saturday night. (2013)

Fowl ball: 'Rally Chicken' earns Tribe key win
With the season now in September, the Indians have been busy calling up players from the farm. That trend continued at Progressive Field on Wednesday, when a live chicken roamed...
Indians duo struck by rare middle finger sprain
Of all the dangers that come with pitching, a sprain to the middle finger on one's throwing hand is not high on the list of concerns. It is an injury that rarely presents...
Santana walks off with another Tribe comeback
With his arcing liner threatening to breach the fence in right, Carlos Santana raced out of the batter's box at Progressive Field, hoping his hit would go for four bases, not... (2012)

Young Bucs fans have a winner to call their own
Parents can do a lot to bring smiles to their children's faces. One thing they can't do, though, is magically make the local baseball team a talented and exciting ballclub.
Barmes' slam keys nine-run fourth, big Bucs win
For some, the game was as good as over. The Pirates had been sloppy, managing to fall behind San Diego by five runs after just two innings. The Padres, for their part, looked...
Bucs' bullpen keeps jamming offenses
Few ballplayers look more focused on the diamond than Pirates reliever Jared Hughes. With his piercing glare and rattlesnake-like intensity, Hughes comes off as a serious man,...


How much should The Post cover Ohio University club sports?
Readers of The Post were likely surprised to pick up the newspaper in late May and stumble upon a story about the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team.
A thankless job
Jack Hayes has been a hockey referee for two decades, and in that time he has refined a personality that exudes professionalism and common sense when calling a game.
Cheerleaders rooting for recognition, support as real athletes
Cheerleading -- it's an activity that revolves around providing support for a certain school or team, and it has been that way for more than a century.

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