| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It's supposed to be fun, and entertaining.
Gather some of Major League Baseball's most feared sluggers, surround them with All-Star teammates egging them on, pump up the volume on the stadium music, and tell the participants to hammer the ball as long...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?
Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Anthony Rizzo's rising popularity is showing up not only in Final Vote ballots for the All-Star Game, but also in jersey sales.
The Cubs first baseman ranks 15th on Major League Baseball's list of jersey sales since opening day.
Heading into his...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:21 PM
All in all, Hampton Roads baseball fans hope their major-league contingent will see better days than they have in the first third of the 2014 season.
Michael Cuddyer has a fractured shoulder. Ryan Zimmerman missed much of the lineup with a hand injury,...
| 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 21, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Former Old Dominion pitcher Ryan Yarbrough and well-traveled lefty reliever Clay Rapada are new to the list this week.
But speaking of ODU, can you believe how ineffective Justin Verlander has been lately? Neither can we.
Player, Level, Team, Org.,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:44 PM
MIAMI For all the talk about being sent to the bullpen, the Miami Marlins made a case for why the New York Mets should leave Jacob deGrom as a starter.
deGrom, who was winless with a 7.80 earned run average this month, became the latest hurler to...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Until I looked up at the TV screen, I was almost convinced that Howard Dean had just purchased the Clippers. Or did Steve Ballmer simply forget to take his medications?
Calm down, Clippers fans, you just went from an...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 10:33 PM
Pitching seven innings and earning his first victory of the month in the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the New York Mets, Zack Greinke sounded certain his elbow was no longer a problem.
"Hopefully, that's how it stays," Greinke said.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:31 PM
KEY MOMENT: In the third inning, with the Mets leading, 2-1, David Wright hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop Hanley Ramirez. The ball was hit hard, but only a step or two to the right of Ramirez. If superior defenders Erisbel Arruebarrena or Miguel...
| 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...