| May 25, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Marlins manager Mike Redmond hasn't bothered to visit any of this city's vaunted blues dens this weekend.
These days if the Blue Brothers wanted to get the band back together, they'd be knocking on Redmond's door. The Marlins' clubhouse is the No. 1...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:47 PM
MIAMI Mike Redmond could not have received a better anniversary present.
A 31-year-old rookie appearing in his second major league game put the Marlins on the board in the seventh with an RBI-single. Three batters later the 29-year-old with almost 3,500...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:22 PM
NEW YORK With young aces Jose Fernandez and Matt Harvey starting Saturday’s Citi Field matinee, the odds of a pitching duel appeared pretty good. Both allowed a run over six and seven innings, respectively.
It took 14 more pitchers throwing 371...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:56 PM
MIAMI – Marlins manager Mike Redmond grinned wide when asked about filling out his lineup Monday, which included Giancarlo Stanton batting third and playing right field.
"I had a lot more fun than I've had," Redmond said. "It was a lot easier...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:16 PM
One previously annoying question the White Sox won’t have to answer this winter is “Who will be your leadoff batter?”
In addition to playing a deep but serviceable center field, Alejandro De Aza silenced most of the gripes about the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.
Last memory of the 2011 Phillies?
That's easy. It's Ryan Howard hitting a grounder to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, heading disgustedly toward first base and then...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result.
Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head?
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:56 AM
The Ozzie Guillen-Kenny Williams relationship is irretrievably broken.
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But there's a problem with this regularly scheduled noise that is local baseball's version of elementary school concerts that...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Juan Pierre will be the DH and Alejandro De Aza the left fielder as the White Sox finish their series against the Indians Sunday.
It will be the second time Pierre has been the DH this season. Adam Dunn has been the DH 70 times but has started only three...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Ozzie Guillen accused White Sox players of quitting, and he meant even before Wednesday’s regularly scheduled choke against Detroit.
Quitting is a serious charge, maybe the worst thing you can say about a player, other than “He’d be a...