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Mark McGwire

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  • 10 reasons to root for Sox slugger Jose Abreu

    Go ahead. Try and imagine a better rookie year than the one Jose Abreu is having. Time's up. Since signing with the White Sox, the 27-year-old slugger has given Chicago fans plenty of reasons to cheer. The first baseman will be one of three...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a pass for now among South Florida's Cubans

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a pass for now among South Florida's Cubans
    MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights. But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the...
  • Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'

    Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'
    This is a tale of two interviews. Well, two halves of the same interview. The first, sunnier half is the best reason to talk to John Turturro (whose “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote, directed and stars in, opens Friday): He’s been part...
  • There's a reason for lack of fanfare about Albert Pujols' 500th home run

    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...
  • Dodgers, Angels have mixed reaction to tobacco after death of Tony Gwynn

    Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was saddened but not shaken at a level some might think. He knew Tony Gwynn and was hit hard by the news Monday that Gwynn had died of cancer. Yet, what had not really registered with Beckett was an element he shared with...
  • Yasiel Puig has had quite a year

    Yasiel Puig has had quite a year
    As hitting coach Mark McGwire reflected on Yasiel Puig's first year with the Dodgers, he started looking into the future. Speaking Tuesday before the Dodgers' 4-1 defeat to the Chicago White Sox, McGwire said, "There could a triple crown. I see some...
  • Bob Welch dies at 57; faced Reggie Jackson in classic World Series duel

    He provided the Dodgers with an iconic moment: a fresh-faced rookie blowing away baseball's most feared hitter in a David vs. Goliath World Series duel before a roaring capacity crowd in Chavez Ravine. Bob Welch striking out the New York Yankees' Reggie...
  • Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith visits Disney World

    Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
  • Cardinals hit to the situation; Red Sox wear down pitchers

    Cardinals hit to the situation; Red Sox wear down pitchers
    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...
  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...