| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are places where barns and livestock or narrow roads along open acres give way to a distinctively rural feel.
In Orange County, if you're talking about the West Windermere Rural Settlement, rural means old citrus groves blanketed in St....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| Aug 12, 2013
Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame -- along with six others -- on Saturday (Aug. 11)....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones would love to be part of the Home Run Derby on July 9 in Kansas City, the day beforeMajor League Baseball'sAll-Star Game.
But even if he is selected by the American League captain, New York Yankees second baseman...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history.
Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:35 AM
In Chris Davis’ breakout season last year, he hit 33 homers and drove in 85 runs.
With a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday against Andy Pettitte, the Orioles first baseman now has 33 homers and 85 RBIs – and it is July 6. So...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:47 PM
No. 21 Mariners: 10th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Indians.
One run per game, plus a little more.
That's what the Mariners have to find somewhere if they ever are going to reach the playoffs behind Felix Hernandez.
Forget for a...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Jul 11, 2011
PEDs make a difference
The Morning Call
Eliminating admitted or suspected performance-enhancing drug users Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez from the list, only four "clean" players have hit 600 home runs. Since baseball has cracked...