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PHILADELPHIA — After Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel made everyone laugh when they posed for a picture with The Wiggles during batting practice, assistant GM Scott Proefrock addressed a more pressing issue: a Phillies signing. The Phillies signed...
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition. I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?" Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
The News TribuneOn a sunny Sunday morning 17 years ago, I wished George Karl a happy birthday. We were riding the elevator down at a hotel in Houston, where the Sonics were getting ready to face the Rockets in an NBA playoff game. I realized it was Karl's birthday...
Keith Law, baseball's most visible draft expect, says the Cubs will jump on Stanford senior Mark Appel with the second overall pick in baseball's June draft if the Astros don't take him first. He made that comment during a telecast of Stanford's 5-3...
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum officially dubbed Kevin Gregg his closer Wednesday, making Gregg the third pitcher to hold the job since opening day. Sveum has spent the last couple weeks saying his relievers perform better if they don’t know...
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The Tampa TribuneHours before the Rays and Yankees took the field, there was a surreal atmosphere behind the scenes Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Inside the clubhouse, a couple of penguins waddled around, followed by their handlers. Players had to watch their step as...
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins. On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers. "(...
SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy could have been an extra for the movie "Lincoln'' with little more than a change of wardrobe. He has the craggy, dark features and straight, slow-talking style of the 1860s. His job in the Old West, suggests one national...
Sun Sentinel columnistJeffrey Loria was asked shortly after the Marlins won the 2003 World Series if he ran his team the way George Steinbrenner used to run the Yankees. "I don’t want to equate myself with Mr. Steinbrenner," the Marlins owner told interviewer Charlie...
It may be small consolation, but the Cubs were basically controversy-free in 2012 for the first time in decades. While their 101-loss season goes down as the third-worst in club history, there was no backbiting or visible jealousy in the clubhouse, a...
Sun Sentinel columnistI'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field. Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
May 15, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
May 15, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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