| Sep 11, 2013
Who knew Sammy Sosa had become a grown-up Eddie Munster? A photo of Sosa with Panamanian TV personality Nairobi Dacosta surfaced on Twitter, leading many to joke that the slugger looks as if he's completed his transition from human to vampire....
| 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,...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:38 PM
During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335.
The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 11:49 PM
VALLEY GLEN — Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were still untainted home-run heroes the last time the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team failed to reach at least the CIF Southern Section semifinals.
The Sea Kings (18-6) needed a quarterfinal...
| 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'...