| Jul 1, 2012
| 3:18 PM
The Orioles have not represented themselves particularly well of late, but at least they’ll be well-represented at the All-Star Game.
Center fielder Adam Jones, closer Jim Johnson and catcher Matt Wieters have been chosen by their peers to play...
| May 14, 2011
| 2:51 PM
If it were up to Matt Wieters, he'd catch 162 games in a season. That, of course, will never happen.
"I'd like to catch them all," Wieters said with a smile, "but I don't think that is physically possible."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter sat Wieters...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Two years ago, the Chicago White Sox were prepared to sign Miguel Olivo to a two-year contract before A.J. Pierzynski struck a last-minute deal that provided the team with one of its best values since the turn of this century.
But there will be no...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:06 PM
In a span of four months, the discussion involving Paul Konerko went from his Hall of Fame candidacy to what happened after May 27 — including a frustrating final two weeks of 2012.
Despite his mercurial season, Konerko finished with a .298 batting...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 8:20 PM
SEATTLE — For only a few seconds Saturday, Philip Humber's perfect game bid was out of his hands.
"Go get it," Humber said as catcher A.J. Pierzynski chased down an errant slider that pinch-hitter Brendan Ryan was ruled to have swung at. "Throw him...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Welcome to the NHL Yuk-Yuk Lounge, and remember, there’s a two-drink minimum for customers --- a six-pack minimum for referees.
We’ve got a great show planned, but there are always some surprises. You just never know how many Brendan...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 6:38 PM
SEATTLE — Catcher A.J. Pierzynski said he was more nervous Saturday than he was during any juncture during the White Sox's 2005 World Series.
"There's no buildup for this," Pierzynski said after retrieving Humber's sharp slider and throwing to...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:32 PM
That pitch that got away from A.J. Pierzynski to end Phil Humber's perfect game Saturday? The same pitch that Michael Saunders and John Jaso couldn't lay off earlier in the ninth?
Those were sliders, wicked, wicked sliders.
"Hard, sharp and quick," said...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:05 AM
The only question for Alex Rios entering the 2013 season will be: Can he come close to repeating what he achieved in 2012, particularly in an odd-numbered season?
Rios’ performance in 2012 was more than what general manager Ken Williams...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Tyler Flowers will give Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski a day off, as the Sox try to make it two victories in a row over the Tigers.
Flowers will catch Gavin Floyd, who has a 2-1 record and 3.35 earned-run average against the Tigers in eight...