| Nov 3, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I completely understand that you are the biggest USC honk in the land, but . . . the whole rest of the country is jumping on the ND bandwagon and you are being dragged behind in the dust. When are you going to give the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:05 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Right now, it's hard to get around the feeling that the Orioles have run out of magic.
Maybe it evaporated when their on-field clinching celebration at Camden Yards on Sunday was put on hold by the Los Angeles Angels, who...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:33 PM
NEW YORK -- Bobby Valentine was making his last weekly radio appearance of the 2012 baseball season on ESPN New York when Michael Kay asked him if he believed Wednesday also would be his last game as manager of the Red Sox.
"I have no idea," Valentine...
| 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....
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
| Oct 21, 2012
Here we are again.
For the second series in a row, the Giants have refused to fade to black. They have extended the National League Championship Series to six games, forcing the Cardinals to make a round-trip flight they would have liked to avoid.
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Philip Humber knows perfection eludes him, as it does everyone.
Humber has been starting his days in Florida by pulling out his Kindle, burying his head in his locker and reading "The Cure,'' by John S. Lynch. It's a novel...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Forget the goofy way he wears his cap — Pedro Strop has bigger issues to deal with right now.
But before Orioles fans jump all over him and the Twitterverse smacks him around like a pinata for days, know this: he's probably not going anywhere....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest.
But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...