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  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham. Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
  • Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox

     Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox
    The 1990 White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A's in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun. "I'm a laid-back guy," Birmingham's Frank Thomas told the Tribune. "I spend most of...
  • Replay death knell for manager-umpire arguments

    Replay death knell for manager-umpire arguments
    The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay. Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
  • Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?

    Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If Frank Thomas had chosen football over baseball, would the Big Hurt have been successful in the NFL? "If he had stuck with football, he'd be going in the Hall of Fame as a football player," former Auburn coach Pat Dye told...
  • Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals

    Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals
    In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply...
  • Nationals' Morse suffers setback in rehab stint at Hagerstown

    The Washington Nationals had taken the slow approach with Michael Morse's rehabilitation from a strained right lat muscle, and they felt optimistic the final step would come Monday night. Nine full innings in left field at Single-A Hagerstown would...
  • Nationals interested in Jones? Of course

    Nationals interested in Jones? Of course
    When former general manager Jim Bowden tweeted this afternoon that the Washington Nationals are interested in Adam Jones, I instantly thought the same thing as everybody else. Who isn’t? It’s not news that Jones is a well-regarded center...
  • Riggleman resigns, shocking Nationals

    Joy swelled through every corner of Nationals Park late Thursday afternoon after a landmark victory by the winningest Washington Nationals team in six years. But before the announced 21,161 could reach the exits, and the players could change into their...
  • Nats put McLaren in charge; Ex-O's manager Johnson might be target

    The Washington Nationals’ team plane arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening carrying baseball’s hottest team and its oddest situation. The Nationals have surged to their first winning record in June since 2005, their inaugural season, on the...
  • Former Oriole Davey Johnson reaches agreement in principle to manage Nats

    Former Oriole Davey Johnson reaches agreement in principle to manage Nats
    Though a deal has yet to be completed, the Washington Nationals expect to name former Orioles manager and player Davey Johnson their next manager within days, front office sources said, a move that would culminate a bizarre saga with one of this...
  • Johnson agrees to manage Nationals

    Davey Johnson, a former Orioles manager and player, will become the next manager of the Washington Nationals and will manage them at least through the 2011 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said on the national broadcast of Saturday's game against the...