| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
On Saturday, the Orioles dealt two minor leaguers, catcher Gabriel Lino and pitcher Kyle Simon, to the Philadelphia Phillies for likely Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome.
At first blush, it’s a "why not?" trade.
Thome doesn't have a high salary -- roughly...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:21 AM
This seems like the perfect hire.
The best thing ever.
The smartest move you could dream of.
But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do.
Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:33 AM
As long as the Bears win, Jay Cutler can do what he wants.
As long as Cutler throws for 300 yards and two or three touchdowns, he can stiff any coach he likes.
That’s what I’m getting in my emails and on my Twitter account. That’s what...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Orioles fans, you can probably relate to this.
I was sent a link to an excellent video summing up what it has been like to be an Orioles fan over the past 13 years, and it comes in the form of an acoustic parody of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails.
| Mar 26, 2011
According to the McHenry County sheriff's official records of traffic stops, Pedro Lopez is not Hispanic.
Neither is Jose Salas.
Or Pablo Toxqui-Zavala.
That's despite jail records showing that the three had brown skin, spoke Spanish and were from...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Saturday was Dan Duquette's official welcome to Baltimore baseball fans.
Amid the hoopla and carnival atmosphere that filled the Baltimore Convention Center for the team's annual FanFest event, it was the executive vice president of baseball operation'...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The NBA and its players finally reached accord on a new collective bargaining agreement last week. The season is scheduled to begin on Christmas Day.
The cost has been massive to owners, players and employees at the venues. Lost television revenue is...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Suspended lunatic Carlos Zambrano said he has been “climbing mountains, running on the beach and exercising hard so that I can arrive at spring training in optimal shape.’’
Now? Now he’s focusing on getting in shape? Why didn&...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:48 AM
I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment.
Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...