| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
Game 1: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) at Boston (Lester, 15-8, 3.75)
Game 2: Thursday, 5 p.m
St. Louis (Wacha, 4-1, 2.78) at Boston (Lackey, 10-13, 3.52)
Game 3: Saturday,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If you can remember all the way back to the Orioles' Kevin Millar era, you know that I enthusiastically supported the call from the clubhouse for the team’s ownership to relax its highly restrictive facial hair policy. I also grew up in the 60s...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:49 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay’s ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — He doesn't pass most of the sabermetric tests. He had struggled mightily all postseason. He didn't have a single hit in the World Series.
Until Shane Victorino was pulled from the starting lineup at the last minute because of lower-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Don't even try to defend the money. The money for Jacoby Ellsbury is stupid. The money is insane.
And believe this much. There will be a Christmas Eve in, oh, 2020 when Hank and Hal Steinbrenner will be visited by the apparition of dear old dad. Boss...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:26 PM
BOSTON — Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had never thrown fewer than four innings or given up more than seven runs in any of his starts as a major leaguer.
He picked a particularly inopportune time to do both.
The Orioles embarked Tuesday on...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — After being throttled by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, several Orioles said they believed a one-run loss was more painful than an 11-run blowout.
Now, they have an easy, comparative study.
Taking a two-run lead into...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:25 PM
BOSTON — Brent Lillibridge, 29 and looking, oh, 19, shook his head in the cramped visiting Fenway clubhouse and smiled at the uncertainty of baseball.
"It's a crazy business," Lillibridge said.
Seconds later, the guy called up from Triple A on...
| Jul 24, 2013
In a recent television interview, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino said "y'know" 72 times in three minutes.
In a way it was refreshing to hear that long-infuriating verbal crutch resurrected with such gusto, because "y'know" has been largely...