| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:48 AM
I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment.
Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
| Jul 27, 2011
The choice is the fan's
When Christian Lopez wrapped his meaty arms and defensive tackle's body around the ball struck for Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, the ball and its historic significance became his — and his...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:37 PM
The NBA lockout drags on with games canceled this week.
On Tuesday a federal mediator will meet with the sides in New York. A mediator is not someone empowered to force the sides to compromise — as in binding arbitration. Good mediators are skilled...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:02 PM
I hadn't heard anything about defrocked Olympic track and field champion Marion Jones in the three months since her one-year WNBA career ended when she was waived in July by the Tulsa Shock, which went on to become one of the worst teams in pro sports...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:33 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a thrilling ride to a World Championship, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made an abrupt announcement on Monday morning. After 33 years of managing baseball, he decided to retire. For some fans the announcement was out...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:15 AM
When it was announced that no candidate had received the 75 percent inclusion on ballots needed to be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, I can’t say I was surprised.
I honestly thought Houston’s Craig Biggio might...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:01 AM
So, I guess 12.5 percent of the Hall of Fame voters actually believed Sammy Sosa’s cockamamie Flintstones vitamins story.
But 87.5 percent believe he cheated, and the voters kept him out and will forever.
The amazing thing about the way the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad."
In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996.
"There's a lot of great players that were on...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:16 PM
JOPLIN, Mo -- It's been more than a year since a tornado devastated the community of Joplin. It left many without a home. Some residents still don't have a home.
Habitat for Humanity is trying to change that, and they are getting a little help from...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground.
No mortal can say for sure whether the...