| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:21 AM
This seems like the perfect hire.
The best thing ever.
The smartest move you could dream of.
But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do.
Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Matt Kemp said he was pleased to hear Ryan Braun was successful in appealing his positive drug test from last year.
“I was happy that he was not found guilty,” Kemp said. “I know he’s been going through a lot. Now, he and the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Manny Ramirez has been officially reinstated by Major League Baseball from the voluntary retirement list.
Ramirez, 39, retired in April after a second violation of the league's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The violation came with a 100-...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:59 PM
No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers.
One more year, two at the most.
Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...
| Apr 3, 2011
The Extra 2%
How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team From Worst to First
Random House: 255 pp., $26
For much of its existence, the Tampa Bay Rays franchise of the American League has been the laughingstock of...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Manny Ramirez, who retired from the Tampa Bay Rays Friday amid drug testing allegations, finished last season with the White Sox, where he hit .261 with no homers and only one RBI in 24 games.
Manager Ozzie Guillen had this reaction to the retirement...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:43 PM
| May 6, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The Orioles' 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on an ugly, rainy, sloppy night Friday at Camden Yards provided a crystal-clear example of what separates successful veteran pitchers from inexperienced ones that are seemingly headed toward that path.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:43 PM
I'm not sure I ever rooted harder for anyone in Angel Stadium than Jim Abbott. But how could you not? The handsome, fresh-faced kid with the winning smile was an Olympian, a fierce competitor and an all-round athlete. Oh, and he was born with just one...