| Apr 3, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Opening Day is two sunrises away, something that unfailingly provides a platform for the Bad Poets Society to go all mushy about baseball's timeless beauty.
Of course this season the commissioner's office will put the game on the clock as an overdue...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.
There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:49 AM
The Miami Marlins departed their spring training base confident they have the arms and the aptitude to vie for the National League East crown that virtually everyone else is conceding to the Washington Nationals.
The 8-0 rout of Jordan Zimmermann and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:33 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. — Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was playing pingpong against a teammate in the cramped home clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday when he hit a ball so hard it bounced off the table and sailed across the room....
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:17 AM
MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him.
Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 2:32 PM
A little of this and a little of that:
After such a miserable winter, we're due for a nice spring in this region.
And nothing could be finer than a spring warmed by a couple of contending baseball teams.
This region is blessed with a pair of...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Marcell Ozuna has given no reason to be referred to as Mr. March.
The Miami Marlins’ center fielder struggled so mightily last year during spring training that he was nearly sent to the minor leagues for start the season.
Marlins officials are...
| Mar 31, 2015
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen exited early because of a blister on his right big toe Monday in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Storen issued a two-out walk to Kolten Wong, then left the mound in the sixth...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 11:26 PM
Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador, 2-0, in a friendly Saturday at FedEx Field in Landover. Argentina played a lackluster game without star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 2:58 PM
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Nationals manager Matt Williams...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Ask Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson to recite a list of his injuries over the last four years and it sounds as if he's reading from an anatomy textbook.
"Right foot, left finger," he begins. "Back, elbow."
There are few major body parts that have...