| Jul 15, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jul 18, 2011
No second chances
Los Angeles Times
No. Roger Clemens essentially was charged with failing to play by the rules.
The justice system cannot work properly if people do not tell the truth, and Clemens was alleged to have lied — at...
| Jul 25, 2011
OK, are we including cheaters? Or, ahem, alleged cheaters? If so, it's hard not to go with Mr. Steroid Scandal himself, Roger Clemens, with his 354 career wins, 3.12 ERA and 7 Cy Young Awards.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:41 AM
At its best it was magical for baseball.
… From the grace of DiMaggio, in a dark suit, tossing the ceremonial first pitch, to the triumphant leap of Counsel in Game 7, to the exultation of Pudge taking the hit and holding on to beat the Giants....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Ask again next year
Dave van Dyck
History suggests Stephen Strasburg should be just fine — maybe.
Most pitchers who return from elbow ligament surgery are as good — in some cases better — than before the operation....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 6:59 PM
April 5, 1993: Charlie Hough throws the first pitch in Marlins history. The Marlins won their inaugural game over the Dodgers 6-3 in front of 42,334 fans.
Oct. 3, 1997: Robb Nen pitches a perfect ninth inning in Game 3 of the NLDS against the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:47 PM
The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America pitched a shutout in this year’s Hall of Fame election and delivered a not-so-surprising repudiation of baseball’s tawdry steroid era.
Maybe that was the right message to send...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Bonds, Clemens snubbed
It's not surprising that no one received the needed 75 percent of BBWAA ballots. It's also not surprising that Craig Biggio, he of the 3,060 career hits for the Astros, was the highest vote-getter...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:15 AM
When it was announced that no candidate had received the 75 percent inclusion on ballots needed to be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, I can’t say I was surprised.
I honestly thought Houston’s Craig Biggio might...