| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Omar Minaya is switching sides.
The former New York Mets general manager left his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres on Thursday to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark.
Born in the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Baseball player Jon Jay is no stranger to giving back. The big-hearted outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals is hosting a bowling challenge fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Splitsville Lanes, 5701 Sunset...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:13 PM
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network says in new court filings it has uncovered further evidence that Major League Baseball tainted the arbitration process to resolve a lingering television-rights fee dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The death of Ernie Banks last Friday touched fans all across the world, including an old friend of his, former Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman.
The two were Cubs teammates from 1965 through 1971, before Banks retired and Holtzman was traded to the A’s....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:19 PM
An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences.
In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee announced last month that it had elected no one to the Hall. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills were the candidates,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:34 PM
In 1999-2000, Pedro Martinez went 41-10 with a 1.90 ERA and 597 strikeouts.
BOSTON — As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games."
We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A few questions to ponder as we depart 2014 for 2015:
Will the UConn men's basketball team take momentum and mojo into March, when the Huskies would be defending their title?
Have UConn women's basketball fans made hotel reservations in and around...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit organization focused on vision-saving research, hosted its biennial Visions Ball Oct. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
Rob Stafford of WMAQ-Channel 5 served as master of ceremonies. Musician...