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  • Weird words for common things

    Weird words for common things
    You're about to become the most fun — or at least most memorable — guest at this year's Memorial Day picnic. "How 'bout that wacky Arnold and his satyriasis?" you might say over brats. "Arnold Schwarzenegger has psoriasis?" your bewildered...
  • Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe

    Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe
    The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing? First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
  • Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day

    Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day
    Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day. The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
  • It's time to root, root, root for ...

    Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program. Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
  • Opening Day offers glimpses of Nationals' strengths, weaknesses

    Brad Lidge did not expect to find himself on the mound for many ninth innings this season, certainly not on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. He signed with the Washington Nationals in late January with the understanding, despite his 223 career saves, that he...
  • Nats' comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Cubs

    On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
  • Theo, have I got a deal for you

    Theo, have I got a deal for you
    Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season. Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury. Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano. Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
  • Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more

    Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more
    With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
  • Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles

    Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles
    DALLAS – Two deals have been announced today – both involving pitchers. And at least one of those pitchers had interested the Orioles. The Colorado Rockies acquired Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey for a player to be named later –...
  • Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties

    Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties
    The last time the Orioles employed a legitimate big leaguer from the Baltimore area, his name was Cal Ripken Jr. — and he retired in 2001. If new executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette gets his way, that local pipeline will...
  • Johnson ready to do 'little stuff' for Sveum

    Johnson ready to do 'little stuff' for Sveum
    After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum. "We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...