| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:36 PM
No one ever questioned where Jim Rice got his power.
One look at his stocky frame and massive arms and you knew why the Red Sox slugger launched many of his 389 career home runs over Fenway Park's Green Monster, seemingly with a flick of the wrists....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 4:08 PM
They call the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park the “Pesky Pole” after Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, who was honored after the game with a ballpark memorial service that drew about a thousand admirers and featured several dozen former Red Sox...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays.
With the tying run on first in the top...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is a rather Catholic town; if you ever lived here you know that.
I was born and raised an Irish Catholic in Baltimore; if you frequent this blog you may have known that.
Baseball is the ultimate sport for bizarre connections to history. No...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:21 PM
First, my 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote:
1. Jack Morris
2. Curt Schilling
3. Craig Biggio
4. Jeff Bagwell
5. Mike Piazza
Second, my strong recommendation: Read the commentary titled "The Steroid Era Vote" by Howard Bryant on ESPN.com. The...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 9:32 PM
"The viewers and the Upolu tribe are the people who have looked at Cochran and assumed that he was bullied. We all know that if there was bullying, it would've been shown on the air."...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series led to perhaps the most famous comeback in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 57. Carter was diagnosed with......
| May 14, 2010
David Ortiz had his second multihomer game this month and drove in four runs, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Ortiz hit a three-run homer after Dustin Pedroia's two-run drive in the first inning. Ortiz...
| Oct 22, 2010
Karen Lovegrove, 71, lives almost exclusively among other retirees. She moved from Scottsdale, Ariz., to Sun City, Ariz., when she turned 55. To live in this aptly named age-restricted community just outside of Phoenix, at least one household member...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:44 AM
Williamsburg's extended musical family is rallying to help local people hurt by the violent storms that ripped through the area last month.
"Groovin for Grove" is an event set for Sunday, May 22, noon to 11 p.m. at J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. A $3...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:51 PM
COSTA MESA — With the sun shining and the temperature at a comfortable 74 degrees, Johnna Rice showed off a plush cream-colored fur scarf around her neck and matching fur cuffs over her wrists and boots.
The soft material, made of sheared mohair...