| May 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
BOSTON — He loves the ballpark again. Not Fenway or Yankee Stadium or Progressive Field specifically — Terry Francona loves them all again.
"I get there absurdly early," he said Thursday. "I stay there absurdly late. I have no perspective."...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:12 PM
MINNEAPOLIS— David Ortiz insists he isn’t trying to do anything special to show the Minnesota Twins they made a big mistake by letting him go in 2002.
It just looks that way every time he crushes another ball into the Target Field seats. ...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can be counter-punchers.
1. Baseball is back in Cleveland, thanks largely to Terry Francona. The first-place Indians host the Tigers tonight, and The Jake should be rocking.
(Yes, I know Jacobs...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Talking baseball while hoping the Bulls can avoid leaking talent in the off-season.
The White Sox have a new rallying cry, and it’s silly. Hey, we’re 17-21, look at us now!
That was the talk coming out of the clubhouse and the broadcast...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:05 PM
A 48-minute rain delay on Tuesday night might have cost the Orioles their late-inning lead, but it did nothing to their grit.
Soon after the storms over Camden Yards faded, so did a two-run seventh-inning cushion. But that only set the stage for more...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:50 AM
Isn’t it just the luck of the Chiefs that they own the top pick in a draft void of that one sure-fire superstar? A year after three potential all-pros were drafted early at quarterback, there may be only one taken in all the first round tomorrow and...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Beautiful blue sky at Camden Yards on Sunday. Not a cloud in sight. In fact, it was so beautiful it helped cost the Orioles a win.
Here's what you take from that 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins: The Orioles are 3-3 to start the new season. And in all...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Chicago baseball returns Monday with a basis to be genuinely excited about possibilities of the future, but enough about Rosemont.
As for citywide interest in the Cubs and Sox, the list of reasons to drop everything and pay attention is here somewhere...