| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This summer has hardly been fun and games in the world of professional athletics. The two biggest sports stories revolve around performance enhancing drugs peddled from an "anti-aging" clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., and an execution-style shooting death in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Major League Baseball's suspension of 13 players in its most recent attempt to address the use of performance-enhancing drugs, including an unprecedented 211-game suspension of its highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez, is a welcome sign that the game is...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Aimee Garcia and Michael Jordan go way back.
Garcia, who played nanny Jaime Batista on Showtime’s “Dexter” and can be seen in the upcoming “Robocop” remake in Feb., filmed a McDonald’s commercial with the NBA legend...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Yankee fans, including my wife, find it endearing and slightly pathetic that while they invoke the names of World Series-winning heroes to exalt their team's history — Ruth! Gehrig! DiMaggio! Reggie! Derek! — Cub fans grow dewy-eyed to...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more.
So on the cusp of Wrigley...
| Oct 11, 2013
The first time I realized just how big a piece of Chicago lore Steve Bartman was going to hold was Halloween 2003, a few weeks after Game 6. I was in Bloomington, Ind., and every fifth person was dressed as Bartman. He was--and remains--iconic.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets.
That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:30 PM
It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present.
Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Leading off the second inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis sent Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda’s 2-1 pitch into the left field seats for his major league-leading 31st home run this season.
Davis broke former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson&...