| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
PHOENIX -- John Mallee is delighted to be returning to Chicago, and his homecoming can be even sweeter if he can connect with a group of young, strikeout-prone Cubs hitters.
Thursday, the Cubs announced the hiring of the Chicago native as part of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:15 PM
In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this:
The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field.
So far, only one is succeeding.
The Cardinals recently built their own...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:59 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Cubs and Cardinals have been hating on each other for 122 years and running, so Sunday afternoon's tete-a-tete between John Lackey and Starlin Castro was nothing new.
Just Google "Dusty Baker-Tony La Russa-shouting match" for a...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about Manny Ramirez's role and Starlin Castro's base-running skills.
It seems like Manny Ramirez has been a very positive influence with the younger players in Iowa. Is it possible that he will come...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Major League Baseball has revealed its scorecard for this week's brawl between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers have won in a knockout.
Both teams had pitchers who were clearly throwing at hitters, yet only the Diamondbacks lost...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks decided to take a page from WWE and spice up their game Tuesday night after a series of hit batsmen.
First, Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face with a ball. Puig was on the ground for a couple of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
PITTSBURGH – Major League Baseball was too lenient with Ian Kennedy.
That was the consensus in the Dodgers’ clubhouse Friday, after players and coaches learned of the punishment issued by Major League Baseball for the violent brawl against...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:15 PM
A day after a frustrated Mark Reynolds stood by his locker and said his two-homer game meant nothing because the end result was another loss, the third baseman rescued the Orioles with one more powerful swing.
A half-inning after the Atlanta Braves had...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:38 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles won their second straight Grapefruit League game, backed by another superb pitching performance Thursday afternoon in a 2-1 victory over the Braves at Ed Smith Stadium.
Right-hander Jason Hammel, making his first...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel graded out his first Grapefruit League outing with his new team Thursday afternoon — in which he tossed a pair of scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves at Ed Smith Stadium — as a "B, C-plus."...