| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:12 PM
KISSIMMEE — Pat Neshek's earliest memory of spring training involved a case of mistaken identity, Torii Hunter and an unexpected gift.
Neshek, who signed a two-year contract for $12.5 million with the Houston Astros in December, was a minor-...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:39 PM
HARTFORD – New Britain Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon wasted no time addressing the future of the Rock Cats in Hartford at the team's annual hot stove luncheon.
When asked about a timetable for the Rock Cats' stadium in Hartford, he said work was...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:48 PM
So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Matt Barnes finished the season with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. But he is not forgetting his roots.
Barnes, from Bethel, and his former UConn teammate, George Springer, who is on the Astros, are going to run a clinic for Little Leaguers at the Newtown...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:56 PM
SOUTHINGTON – Southington's Zac Susi and Liam Scafariello, who play on a team of traditional excellence, signed letters of intent Wednesday with another team of traditional excellence — UConn.
"The facilities, coaching staff, the program,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:40 PM
WETHERSFIELD — Nick Ahmed's career appeared to have hit a dead end in 2013. He hit .163 in April and .113 in May in Double A, that key breakthrough level on the road to the big leagues.
But he never took his hitting struggles to the field. He...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:45 PM
HOUSTON — Believe it or not, this might not be the best time to play the Houston Astros.
Yes, they still have the worst record in the American League, but bad teams with surging confidence are still dangerous, especially when an opponent leaves...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:19 AM
It was a packed slate of Baltimore sports yesterday with the Ravens opening their OTAs to the media and the Orioles playing against the suddenly-becoming-relevant Astros, so this Coffee Companion was easy to brew. Every weekday morning, we use this...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:16 PM
HOUSTON — The Orioles' offense didn't exactly erupt against the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, but it was productive enough to finally scrape out a much-needed win three days into their trip to Texas.
These Orioles have drawn their share of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:48 AM
HOUSTON – Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy batted .333 in May and continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-4 afternoon on the first day of June in the Orioles' 9-4 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
But while the hits are coming for...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The Angels’ lineup is expected to be at full strength for the first time since the opening week of the season when the team begins a three-game series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night.
Left fielder Josh Hamilton, out...