| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:57 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star Game next year.
That might be the only way, or so it might seem. Kershaw could be the best pitcher in the major leagues, but he will not...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore.
With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A reprint of my Sunday Father's Day column:
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Hector Santiago will start for the Angels on Sunday night with a chance to win back the rotation spot he lost in early May, when he was demoted to the bullpen and then to triple-A Salt Lake, and to swing a bat for only the third time in his career....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983.
It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:48 PM
MIAMI – The Marlins this season have encountered spells in which they've been unable to close out hitters or close out innings. During their current rut, they've struggled to close out series.
For the fourth time in as many series Wednesday, the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Appearing at a WNBA luncheon Friday in New York City, Mo'ne Davis admitted that she's upset about the big bad NCAA reprimanding UConn for Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call.
"I heard about that this morning, and it's sad," Davis, 13, told...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:13 PM
It was a near perfect Friday night in the bustling suburb of Flushing.
The temperature was cool, but not chilly. The lights were blazing at Citi Field for a Mets home game and the No. 7 train was delivering hordes of people from Manhattan to the Willets...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:52 PM
DENVER – As any manager who's suffer through wild run-scoring games at Coors Field can attest, it's not the hits and homers that kill you. It's the walks.
The Rockies won the home run battle 2-1 Friday, but they walked nine to the Marlins' two,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Dan Straily retired 12 batters in a row in his Chicago Cubs’ debut.
Unfortunately for Straily, that streak ended when he drilled New York Mets slugger David Wright behind the left shoulder with a pitch that led to four runs and turned a...