| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday.
Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance.
First, the usual stuff was there.
Both teams lined the baselines and were...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer.
"I'm a very lucky man," said the former...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:51 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. – Right-hander Bud Norris rebounded impressively from a rough outing last time out and the Orioles scratched out a few runs to beat the PittsburgPirates 4-2 on Thursday night.
Norris, who is expected to pitch in the fifth slot in...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:55 PM
In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out.
Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:33 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- In today’s Baltimore Sun, I gave a projected Orioles Opening Day lineup now that the club has added designated hitter/outfielder Nelson Cruz as a middle-of-the order bat.
Here was my batting order, as it ran in the paper today:...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:21 PM
On June 23, 1984 -- 30 years ago today -- the so-called “Sandberg Game” unfolded at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg planted his name around the country as a true National League MVP candidate when he hit two...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Ah, the good ol' days. Matt Kemp hammering the ball, Clayton Kershaw dropping curves that seemed to fall two feet.
The Dodgers returned to those thrilling days of yesteryear -- or at least 2011 -- in their 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks Friday...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991.
Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:10 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout could be the next to join baseball's growing fraternity of young stars who sign long-term contracts before they reach arbitration or free agency; the center fielder is in negotiations with the Angels on an extension that is...