| May 8, 2009
Ramirez makes his major league debut for the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 2 versus the Minnesota Twins, going 0 for 4. The next day, against the New York Yankees, he goes three for four with two home runs and a double.
After the season,...
| Apr 6, 2009
Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California." It was a flattering profile, with friends and business associates attesting...
| Jun 4, 2009
Former Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa said Wednesday that he will soon announce his formal retirement from baseball and that he will not allow his legacy to be stained by steroid-use accusations, accoridng to a report by ESPNdeportes.com.
| Jun 17, 2009
A New York Times report that Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 reverberated through the White Sox and Cubs clubhouses before Tuesday's postponed opener of the City Series.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who was Sosa's...
| Apr 13, 2009
Californians pay the nation's highest sales taxes, yet by one measure they still don't pay enough. Unless taxpayers come forward on Wednesday in an outpouring of guilt or good citizenship and send the Franchise Tax Board last year's 7.25% sales tax on...
| May 1, 2009
| 11:22 AM
Come Spring, Boston puts on its finest floral dress, as hundreds of multicolored tulips stand at attention in the Public Garden. Pause atop the small bridge to gaze at the overflowing willow trees that sprout near the pond's edge. Then...
| May 2, 2009
We pull off to the school drop-off. A kid gets out, and here's what comes pouring out of our family car:
-- a hockey stick
-- $27.50 in pennies
-- a lacrosse ball
-- a box of tampons
-- two ticket stubs from Hollywood Park
-- a copy of Sports...
| Oct 7, 2009
Anybody out there want my World Series tickets? For free?
I've got two of them for Game 4, should the Dodgers make it through the playoffs, which begin with today's opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. I'm talking about some pretty good seats too....
| Apr 3, 2009
| 9:21 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (84-78, 1st)
MANAGER: Joe Torre (2nd season) PAYROLL: $92 million
X-FACTOR: If Rafael Furcal's back cooperates, he should be the energizer at the top of the lineup he's always been.
BEST CASE: Manny Ramirez...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:40 PM
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
BOSTON RED SOX (95-67, 2nd)
MANAGER: Terry Francona (6th season)
PAYROLL: $130 million
X-FACTOR: If John Smoltz has one more comeback left in that Hall of Fame arm, he should make for quite a midseason addition.
BEST CASE: Mike...