| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:24 AM
I keep being asked whether the Orioles clubhouse is demoralized -- or at the least frustrated -- each time they lose a close game this month.
Demoralized? No. The Orioles are still just 1 1/2 games back of the last American League wild card spot with 17...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Dodgers' expected signing of Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero puts a spotlight on the most anticipated free-agent saga of the coming off-season: Whither Robinson Cano?
This saga comes with a song: "Crown," the Jay-Z song that features this...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Here we go again.
Thanks to a handful of words Theo Epstein didn't say the other day in Milwaukee, it's time for the semi-annual Joe Girardi Watch in the Chicago media and around Midwestern taverns. The default option as the next manager of the Cubs...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
They were called the California Angels then, the visiting team on a beautiful Friday evening in New York. The Yankees had not won a postseason series in 15 years, so the attendance at Yankee Stadium was a modest 19,087 on May 17, 1996.
The Yankees won,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last night, the two offensive heroes for the Orioles were Ryan Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop.
Not a bad time for Flaherty to homer twice and drive in four runs. Not a bad time, either, for Jonathan Schoop to homer, single, walk and score three...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
BOSTON — The headline news was that Don Mattingly publicly told the Dodgers' owners that dating had gone on long enough. He told them to commit to him as their manager or else, and he took the risk of a nasty breakup.
In other news Monday, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Matt Kemp will spend his second consecutive off-season recovering from surgery.
Kemp underwent an operation Monday to clean up his sprained left ankle, a procedure that will prevent him from running for at least the next two months.
The Dodgers are...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Three Orioles players -- first baseman Chris Davis, center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy -- have been named to this year’s The Sporting News American League All-Star team.
The Orioles were the only AL club to have three honorees. The...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:19 PM
ATLANTA — If Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch the way he did Thursday night, the long-term contract to which the Dodgers intend to sign him this winter could cost them even more than they expect.
That's fine with minority owner Magic Johnson,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...