| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Verlander deserves it
The award isn't for most outstanding player, or player of the year. It's for the most valuable player, and last time I checked, pitchers were players too.
Justin Verlander is on the verge of winning...
| Sep 14, 2011
The field for this fall's playoffs might be far different if Josh Byrnes, then the Diamondbacks general manager, hadn't approached the Yankees' Brian Cashman with an idea shortly before Thanksgiving in 2009.
What transpired next may have contributed to...
| Sep 19, 2011
No pitchers for MVP
We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards.
In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles -- fresh off their season-opening, three-game sweep of the Twins -- host the Yankees tonight for the opening of a three-game series.
The Bronx Bombers are 0-3, reeling from being swept out of Tampa Bay.
Tonight, the Orioles send left-...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz took the mound Monday night for his first start of this young season hoping he could begin to erase the images of his horrible 2011 season. He spoke of pitching with a clean slate, of April optimism and feeling stronger...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Tonight's Orioles-Yankees game will go global.
About 1 million to 2 million viewers are expected to watch Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen's major league debut tonight in Chen's home country of Taiwan.
They will watch the game on network TV over...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:03 PM
The feel-good start to this Orioles’ season may have officially come to an end Wednesday, with one swing that catapulted the New York Yankees to a three-game sweep and pushed the Orioles back to .500.
A see-saw contest was put out of reach in the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Just in time for the New Year’s resolution season is “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down” – the new weight loss book from Jennifer Hudson.
In the book, which hits stores Tuesday, Hudson explains her...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Curtis Granderson doesn’t do much cooking other than the eggs and bacon breakfast he prepares for himself and the cornbread he made during an appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show” in 2010, but the New York Yankees star and South Side...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:20 AM
“Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” star Sam Worthington will visit Chicago on Wednesday to promote his upcoming heist thriller “Man on a Ledge.” The 35-year-old actor will meet with media to discuss “Man on a...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 10:58 PM
Big Hurt Beer at U.S. Cellular Field? It could happen, or at least White Sox legend Frank Thomas thinks so. The Big Hurt said his new beer, which launched in the fall, could be available at the South Side ballpark as soon as this season.