| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 PM
BOSTON — In a World Series with no real villains and without a bizarre story line that someone like, oh, Alex Rodriguez could provide, the intrigue over Clay Buchholz will have to do.
"Right now [Buchholz] is scheduled to pitch on the weekend...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOSTON — He pounded his chest twice as he rounded first base. He pounded his chest twice more after he rounded third and headed for home.
Shane Victorino pounded his chest so hard Saturday night that he ripped the hearts out of the Detroit Tigers....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares.
Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:52 PM
BOSTON — All that stuff about Fear the Beard, and the hard truth is that through two chilly October nights at Fenway Park Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer had cut through the most productive lineup in baseball like Schick and Gillette. All that stuff...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
For the Angels, Howie Kendrick is more than just a player. He is a comfort zone, thesugar in your candy bar. You don't worry about him being there because he always is.
He is more than just a second baseman. He is the streetlight on your corner, the guy...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Tom Ricketts got it done. He got Theo Epstein to the Cubs.
It always seemed like it would happen. The Cubs agreed to pay him $18.5 million, after all.
It also seemed like it would never happen. The more stories that come out of Fenway, the more it seems...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:08 AM
You can get mad at White Sox general manager Ken Williams for not making a trade Sunday to improve a team that claims to be in a race but plays like it’s lying about that.
Look, no deal is going to matter if the general manager is going to bring in...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:51 PM
BOSTON — The Orioles arrived at Fenway Park on Friday focused on continuing their march toward the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox were waiting, their focus and motivation an open question after a season gone terribly awry.
So, what exactly is...
| Jul 29, 2012
Carl Crawford says he needs Tommy John surgery.
What the Red Sox really need is Tommy John of 1977. What the Red Sox really need is a road map to get them rowing in the same direction.
As the rain fell Saturday on a delayed start to the alleged greatest...