| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:28 PM
As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away.
Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip.
Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:35 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Parker’s strong outing wasn’t enough to help the Oakland Athletics extend their division lead.
Parker looked in control against Minnesota, but Josh Willingham homered twice -- once off Parker early, and again off...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Right-hander Jason Hammel took the first major step toward returning to the Orioles in September, throwing from a mound Friday for the first time in nearly four weeks and feeling no discomfort in his right forearm.
“It went real well, 44 pitches...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:08 PM
On most days, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman’s performance on Saturday afternoon would have been enough for him to earn his 15th win of the season.
But locked against an opposing pitcher – Oakland’s Jarrod Parker – who hasn&...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' eye-popping offensive numbers continue to gain him national recognition through the first two months of the season.
Davis won his second American League Player of the Week award Monday for the week ending Sunday. He...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:28 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. – Traveling to the West Coast for their longest road trip of 2013, and kicking it off in their personal palace of horrors, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the Orioles would have come out flat Thursday night.
| May 17, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night.
Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener:
1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy.
Just as Cespedes...