| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
There is considerable apprehension about the proposed Downtown North development in Hartford, and the concern is not misplaced. The baseball-oriented project is a big risk for an impoverished city with high taxes.
Nonetheless, Hartford needs a big...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Wrigley Field. Fenway Park. Yankee Stadium. These venerable sports stadiums were built and paid for by the professional teams that played in them during the early years of the 20th century. By the end of the century, however, billion-dollar franchises...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:41 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — October provides a second chance for everyone fortunate enough to be on a playoff team.
"You forget about your numbers," Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said. "Once you get to the postseason, you can make a name for yourself...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Deerk Jeter’s retirement not only strikes the hearts of Yankee fans, but all baseball fans as well. His positive energy, dedication and apparent love for the game made him a role model for the entire sport of baseball.
Jeter has impacted the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Imagine a hockey game outdoors in Los Angeles.
The NHL did, and the warmest NHL regular-season game, played in Dodger Stadium last January, was a resounding success.
But this week Commissioner Gary Bettman brushed off the notion of staging a similar...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"Top Chef" Season 12 premieres Oct. 15 and of its 16 competitors, only one hails from Chicago: Trenchermen executive sous chef Rebecca LaMalfa.
A Culinary Institute of America graduate, she worked at several Michelin-rated restaurants, including Michael...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:02 PM
If you just look at the 9-3 final score from the Orioles' loss Tuesday night in Toronto, you’d never know that the club is riding a strange wave of reversible momentum.
They had a 5-0 lead Sunday night at Fenway Park and ushered the Boston Red Sox...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:04 AM
It's a wonderful world where one of the first things featured in a five-minute long video on the MLB playoffs is an Orioles vignette, isn't it?
Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," tells the story of his one-man baseball show in...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
I was fortunate enough to be at Fenway Park this past Sunday for Derek Jeter's final game. The presentation couldn't have been nicer or classier.
I must comment on one marked difference between the management style at Fenway Park and both the old and...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:37 PM
More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday.
Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON — Derek Jeter was at peace with his decision.
The New York Yankees shortstop and future Hall of Famer was ready for his illustrious career to come to a close.
So the 40-year-old captain put the...