| May 23, 2011
| 8:53 AM
On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history.
Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
| Feb 4, 2010
It's now the House that Steinbrenner (and New York taxpayers) Built, part coliseum and part baseball cathedral.
It';s Yankee Stadium 2.0, built on the everlasting foundation of Gehrig and Ruth, Dimaggio, Mantle and Maris, Jeter and Rivera.
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:44 PM
My name is Gary Warner and I am a hodad.
For those who aren't familiar with archaic surfer slanger, a hodad originally was the kind of Southern California guy who greased his hair and wore white T-shirts and cared more about working on his hotrods than...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
"The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61.
My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.
One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:20 AM
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully.
What exactly do you want for $16.99?
But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:38 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--Pablo Sandoval was talking Tuesday, one day before the World Series began, about facing Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.
“It’s exciting because you want to be in action like this, face the best,” he said.