| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Ugh, it’s the Royals.
No team was more disliked by Angels fans during my salad days than the Kansas City Royals. They had the audacity to be the first expansion team to win an American League division title. It should have been the Halos.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Former Dodgers and Oakland A's pitcher Bob Welch, who famously struck out Reggie Jackson as a 21-year-old rookie in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series, died at age 57, the A's announced Tuesday. The cause of death was not released.
“The Los Angeles...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The Orioles suddenly have an offense that is clubbing the ball, a pitching staff that is consistently limiting the opposition and a fan base that is packing the stadium, hooting and hollering throughout the game.
After a 10-3 drilling of the St. Louis...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Frustrated by toiling in the minor leagues for six years and questioning whether he’d ever get the opportunity to make it to the majors, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph considered retiring this offseason when he went unprotected by the O’s and...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Mike Trout is the leading American League vote-getter in early balloting for the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota, another indication of the Angels center fielder's growing national profile and ability to connect with fans.
"It feels good to get all...
| Jul 17, 2014
With the recent conclusion of the World Cup, the Los Angeles Kings hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second time and the San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth NBA title, the eyes of many American sports fans can now return to the beloved national pastime,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan.
So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:31 AM
All day Tuesday, Times readers were asked to vote in a series of polls to select the greatest players at each position in baseball history. Readers were able to vote for three people at each position (except right-handed starter, where the limit was five)...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Pennant races always had the potential to get a little hairy, and these days that's not always about late-inning rallies, fluke bounces or the questionable call by an umpire.
Sometimes, it's the actual hair.
Last season's World Series between the...