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  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • At Wrigley, fans remember how 'Mr. Cub' touched their lives

    At Wrigley, fans remember how 'Mr. Cub' touched their lives
    Fans remembered Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and first African-American player for the Chicago Cubs, as the man who gave a struggling team unconquerable hope well beyond his 19 seasons. His death Friday at age 83 left some people shaken, some...
  • Braves claim OF Perez off waivers from Yankees

    The Braves added more speed and some centerfield insurance Friday when they claimed Eury Perez off waivers from the Yankees. Perez, 24, stole 268 bases and hit .305 with a .360 on-base percentage in 698 games over eight minor league seasons with the...
  • Drew Sharp: Tigers coach Ausmus still angry over playoff exit

    There's a more assertive tone from Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. The result of a little more emotion inching through the robotic stoicism. During an opening statement Thursday night at a question-and-answer reception, Ausmus authoritatively pointed...
  • World Series champion Giants, right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reach $4 million, 1-year deal

    Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason. Each time, everything pointed him back to the Bay Area and the...
  • Fans vote Wizards' Wall starter for East in NBA All-Star Game

    Since entering the NBA nearly five years ago, disrespect — perceived and real — has been a steady source of motivation for John Wall. For reasons unknown to the Washington Wizards point guard, he was not mentioned among the best at his...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Likelihood of Dan Duquette leaving for Blue Jays appears to increase

    Likelihood of Dan Duquette leaving for Blue Jays appears to increase
    The likelihood of executive vice president Dan Duquette leaving the Orioles to become president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays seems greater now than it has at any point since the issue surfaced in December. According to multiple sources, the...
  • Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest

     Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest
    Jeff Samardzija understands both sides of Chicago baseball, and so he knew just how to stir up the dueling fan bases when presented with a tricky question to start his SoxFest seminar Saturday. Why are White Sox fans better than Cubs fans, Jeff?...
  • Jeff Seidel: Cespedes doesn't care where he bats for Tigers

    Yoenis Cespedes took a long look at Comerica Park, his new home as the Tigers' left fielder. Hey, what in the world is that cold, white stuff on the ground? This was the first time that Cespedes had ever actually seen snow in person, after he grew up in...
  • Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends

    Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends
    If these players were in their prime and in red and white pinstripes, the Phillies would not be going through a rebuilding process: Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, Larry Bowa, Charlie Manuel, Juan Samuel, Steve Henderson and John Mizerock. They are not...