| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was announced Monday, and five of the 34 candidates are former Orioles who were holdovers from last year.
The ballot includes 17 newcomers, headlined by likely first-ballot entrants Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors.
His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
I wanted to start today's conversation by defining what turns a sports injury into a stupid sports injury. Turns out I'm not smart enough to do that, so I'll get around it the same way Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when he couldn't define...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:15 PM
BALTIMORE — When Andy MacPhail departed Chicago in 2006 after two postseason appearances in 12 years running the Cubs, he left with one of the more memorable exit lines in franchise history.
"It's time," he said. "The clock on the MacPhail-o-meter...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
According to UrbanDictionary.com, the word yosted means "not being sober" (as in "That dude's yosted") or the act of "getting screwed over" ("Yo, you just got yosted").
But in Tuesday night's American League wild-card game between the Royals and A's,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:42 AM
Many of the emails and tweets I received Sunday evening and Monday in the wake of the the Bears’ usual death spiral against the Packers concluded that the “same old Jay’’ narrative is either dumb or lazy.
First off all, I wrote...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Paul Konerko era already was nearing its end when I started covering the White Sox in August 2013, and so while the captain's home runs and RBIs have still colored parts of my experiences with the team, they are not what has left the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Richard Martinez's phone doesn't ring every few minutes as it did in those first days after the killings. The interview requests and condolence calls have slowed. When family and friends gathered for his son's memorial service, the national media had...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What's the coolest walkup music Gary Pressy would play in the present and in the past, say when Sammy Sosa used to come up or even back to Dave Kingman? --Peter S., Cary
I’ve been covering the team only since last August, so my history isn’...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:34 PM
No matter what's going on in Spain, Williamsport, Pa., or even Chicago, sports fans are talking Cleveland. After four years in darkness, LeBron James put Ohio's second largest city back on the map this summer, announcing his return to the Cavaliers.