| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Can anybody out there hit?
That's the question that has been going around baseball all season and it was asked once again, this time loud and clear, as the non-waiver trading period ended with a thud Wednesday.
With Major League Baseball going to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — The bats, balls and just about every piece of baseball memorabilia imaginable were lined up neatly, precisely on a long table inside the American League clubhouse.
Most were for All-Stars to be signed by All-Stars. All of them begged to...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:22 AM
There are times when raising 14 and 11 year olds that the tax break is nowhere near enough.
Game of stats---
I love the minutia of baseball—the daily rush of numbers that somehow provides a better context to follow the night’s action with....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:34 PM
The voting ends at 4 p.m. Thursday and let's be abundantly clear. Whoever the fans pick for the final two spots in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote is swell by me.
Forget the OPS.
Forget WAR, wOBA and all the numerical obscurities.
When it comes to...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
For the Angels, Howie Kendrick is more than just a player. He is a comfort zone, thesugar in your candy bar. You don't worry about him being there because he always is.
He is more than just a second baseman. He is the streetlight on your corner, the guy...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Like a fish that refused to be reeled in, Albert Pujols kept slipping off the hook last fall.
Three different times he played what could have been his last game at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals — in the regular season, the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I completely understand that you are the biggest USC honk in the land, but… the whole rest of the country is jumping on the ND bandwagon and you are being dragged behind in the dust. When are you going to give the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson?
2. Yankees (2): Boone...
| Sep 16, 2012
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings.
They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...