| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
I have covered high school sports around here for more than 30 years and have come to know my share of parents who have lost a sense of reality when it comes to their own child's athletic career.
But even I haven't encountered too many as out of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A diferencia del año pasado, cuando ningún pelotero fue elevado al Salón de la Fama, 2014 podría ser muy prolífico en cuanto a nuevos inquilinos de Cooperstown.
Al menos cinco jugadores elegibles, los lanzadores Greg Maddux y Tom Glavine, el slugger...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, includes former Orioles pitchers Mike Mussina, Armando Benitez and Mike Timlin among the 19 first-time candidates.
Greg Maddux, Tom...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:05 PM
ST. LOUIS — This was baseball the old-fashioned way. None of this nonsense about a quality start. None of this feel-good stuff about keeping your team in the ballgame.
These were two of the finest pitchers in baseball taking the reins and not...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — Clay Buchholz not only has a chance to win a vital World Series game on Sunday night, the lean Red Sox righthander also has the chance to forever change the way so many Red Sox fans view him.
There is no pitching metric to put an exact...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a Umatilla grad, was named Monday as the Brewers nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.
The award honors Clemente, a 15-time all-star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was also known for his humanitarian...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:26 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Before Monday's game against the Miami Marlins, players were walking around the Phillies clubhouse wearing T-shirts with a picture of Cliff Lee on it and a caption that said, "But I'm different."
What Lee did Monday in the Phillies'...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ichiro Suzuki approaches a milestone that probably only two other baseball players, living or dead, have reached. He needs three more hits to reach 4,000, and you can't help but be impressed.
While it's unclear exactly how many hits some warriors...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It was 9 a.m. on Day 1 of spring training, a day often filled with moaning and groaning about the long weeks ahead that would be packed with monotonous fielding practice, sprints and base running 101.
It took only minutes for Jim...