| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The Sports Xchange
By David Driver, The Sports Xchange
Nationals polish off Rockies for sweep
WASHINGTON -- General manager Mike Rizzo, wearing a bright yellow shirt and slacks, walked into the office of manager Matt Williams after the Washington...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Like many of us, Mike Rizzo's love of baseball was passed down from his father.
Whether playing catch, watching games on TV or heading out to Wrigley Field or old Comiskey Park, Rizzo's passion for the game became part of his DNA.
Many years later, he...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the biggest icons to ever play baseball.
Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least Ryan Ripken will have a chance.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year.
McLouth will make $5 million...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:56 PM
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push.
"We're going to...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Cal Ripken Jr., who never got to the point of interviewing for the Washington Nationals' managerial job, reiterated Friday that he isn't lobbying for a position at this time.
Speaking at the third annual Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation College Basketball...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:42 PM
The Nationals have won 11 of 12 games and are shocking fans and opponents with their performance on the field. Manager Jim Riggleman made a surprise move himself, resigning after Thursday's 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. According to Riggleman, he...
| Jun 24, 2011
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...