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  • Bob Brookover: Phillies need Kendrick for the whole way this time

    ARLINGTON, Texas Kyle Kendrick should be considered part of the core from the Phillies' glory years, but he never is. When was the last time you heard someone say Rollins, Utley, Howard, Ruiz, Hamels, and Kendrick? The next time will be the 12th of...
  • Wrigley Field's best home runs

     Wrigley Field's best home runs
    From the Called Shot to the Rooftop Shot, Wrigley Field has been home to many memorable home runs. Here are the top 10: Called Shot: The most famous home run in Wrigley Field history wasn't hit by a Cub. It was Babe Ruth's called shot in the fifth inning...
  • Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez hope they're perfect dance partners

    Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez hope they're perfect dance partners
    Ubaldo Jimenez’s baseball career is well-documented. His ups and downs in the major leagues have been thoroughly dissected. A wunderkind who once was among baseball’s best young pitchers, Jimenez’s career trajectory plummeted...
  • Bernie Miklasz: It's the Way to play for the Cardinals

    I can understand why Bill McClellan, my friend and colleague at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is tired of hearing about "The Cardinal Way" and would like to see the phrase be retired. For the love of Don Zimmer, Bill is a Cubs fan. That explains...
  • Cards hope Wacha relies on strengths in first start of season

    CINCINNATI It could be after a game he's won or a workout he's conquered or just when they're passing each other in the clubhouse and Michael Wacha is within earshot of Adam Wainwright. The mentor always fires the same question at one of his proteges....
  • Mets closer Parnell may need elbow surgery

    Mets closer Parnell may need elbow surgery
    NEW YORK - New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell may need surgery after tests revealed a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, the National League team said Tuesday. Parnell complained of tightness in his right forearm after...
  • For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton

    For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton
    To commemorate April Fools' Day and the start of baseball season, let’s take a look back at that greatest of all sports prank books, George Plimpton’s “Out of My League.” Originally published in 1961, it recalls Plimpton’s...
  • Dodgers ticket prices still below MLB average despite 15% jump

    The Dodgers' average ticket price jumped 15% this season, the highest increase of any National League team, according to the annual fan cost study by Team Marketing Report. The Kansas City Royals, with a 25% hike, were the only other major league team...
  • Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation

    Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation
    The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy. Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
  • Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors

    Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors
    Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell has a new home. The one-time Major League baseball first-round draft pick was selected as a member of the opening day roster for the Cincinnati Reds. “Oh my gosh, it feels like nine years of hard...
  • Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial

    Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial
    Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...