| Feb 6, 2012
No. 12 Reds: 19th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Cardinals.
Poor Zack Cozart.
In the year of Barry Larkin, it falls to Cozart to do the near-impossible — replace him.
Cozart, a broad-shoulder product from Ole Miss who has...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
No. 8 Braves: 23rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Phillies.
Isn't every action supposed to bring an equal opposite reaction?
Frank Wren must not have gotten the message.
While the Red Sox's 7-20 September led to sweeping changes...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels.
Can we have a mulligan?
That's what Hal Steinbrenner or Randy Levine, the Yankees' president, is believed to have asked either Commissioner Bud Selig or Rob Manfred, Major...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.
If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 12:16 PM
There are so many White Sox players to rip thse days --- jeez, all year --- after they dumped three of four to a Twins team that is worse than the Sox, which followed dumping two of three against a Royals team that is worse than everybody in the...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The White Sox finally got over .500.
Happened while you were sleeping.
They beat the Indians on Wednesday morning.
Came on a Juan Pierre single in the bottom of the 14th.
An inning after the Indians loaded the bases with one out but failed to score....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Don’t look now, but first place could become second place for the White Sox by Thursday night.
They have lost the first two games of their home series to the vexing, dastardly Blue Jays, who seem to beat the Sox as regularly as the Indians seem...
| Aug 18, 2013
RICHMOND — Once a Scrapper, always a Scrapper. At least for this summer. That was the message Kyle Crockett heard shortly after arriving in Ohio's Mahoning Valley for the first stop of his professional baseball journey.
"They told us …...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Steve Susdorf weakly started this season with just two hits in his first 13 at-bats.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs outfielder saw no reason for alarm. Early April weather for the opening series in Pawtucket was more representative of a New England Patriots...
| Apr 23, 2014
There is much to recommend about Virginia baseball this season, witness the Cavaliers' extended stay atop the national polls. From the weekend starters to the everyday closer, the pitching is historically good. Led by the infield, the defense is airtight,...