| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Phillies had just two hits in their 5-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phils avoided their third shut out of the season thanks to Ty Wigginton's bases-loaded walk with two outs in......
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:25 PM
So as much as Charlie Manuel has been talking up Juan Pierre, he still went with right-lefty matchups for his Opening Day lineup. 1. CF Shane Victorino; 2. 3B Polly; 3. SS Rollins; 4. RF Pence; 5. 1B Wigginton, 6.......
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Ryan Raburn's grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning that lifted the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the White Sox.
Brad Penny (5-4) allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings to get the win, while Miguel Cabrera tacked on a solo homer in the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Hang on, Adam Dunn. Don’t do anything stupid, don’t say anything stupid, don’t do anything a Guillen kid would do.
Just be the big, lovable guilty pleasure you’ve always been, and the misery that has been your 2011 season will...
| Jun 10, 2011
Last December, Bobby Wilson married a woman he met in 2004 while playing minor league baseball in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. But the Angels' reserve catcher readily admits she was not his first love.
Wilson wistfully recalled that his first soul mate had a nice...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Juan Pierre, who had played in all but one of the first 66 White Sox games, and catcher A. J. Pierzynski were not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against A's lefty Gio Gonzalez, the former Sox farmhand.
Brent Lillibridge started in left and Ramon Castro...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Ozzie Guillen says a lot of things, or at least is quoted as saying a lot of things.
Most of them are true. Some of them reveal surprising insecurity. He apparently needs to be needed more often and to a greater degree than you’d think a cocky,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if.
The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:30 AM
In the end, Sunday's scheduled starter Philip Humber was warming up, ready to pitch the 15th inning if needed.
Yes, it was that kind of night for the Chicago White Sox.
Humber wasn’t needed because four unearned runs, caused by a throwing error by...