| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Marine Cpl. Nicholas Kimmel, who lost both legs and his left arm in Afghanistan, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday's World Series game in San Francisco: a strike....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Weeks before the annual ritual of jogging down the orange carpet in front of a sellout crowd — before the loud ovation Nick Markakis received during his pre-game introduction — there was the isolation of those back fields in Sarasota. Doing...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field.
Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CINCINNATI — Hensley Meulens must be a very happy man.
Throughout Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants hitting coach was one timely hit away from the flight of shame home to San Francisco. Buster Posey and his teammates were...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:42 PM
CINCINNATI — When Joey Votto comes to the plate at Great American Ball Park, the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black'' plays over the ballpark's speakers. It's a tough song for a tough town, and the Reds' fans love it.
Only one thing could make it...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Once upon a time, the chance to go to Great American Ball Park and watch the Reds play a win-or-go-home game in the playoffs would have been the chance of a lifetime for fans in Cincinnati. The franchise hadn't played one since 1975, and that was at...
| Oct 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS — As the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, "No Albert, no Tony, no problem.''
With that in the public record, what's the big deal with a marathon rain delay?
It was no sweat for the Cardinals. Not much is these days.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:42 PM
ST. LOUIS — Six years.
That's how long it has been since Barry Zito has pitched the kind of game he's going to need Friday night, and he hasn't been cryogenically frozen in the interim. He has been getting older, losing velocity off his fastball...
| 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.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod.
1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — If Jamie Moyer was watching Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, he must be planning his next comeback.
On the biggest stage of his roller-coaster career, Barry Zito pitched in a way that showed why some...