| Jul 3, 2011
Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies.
General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| May 13, 2011
The last Pirates of the Caribbean had the fellas looking for the Fountain of Youth.
In the new documentary How Do I Live Forever, filmmaker Mark Wexler does the same thing. He visits countries that have a longer life span, and in what will be everyones...
| Nov 4, 2011
Matty Alou, the middle brother in one of baseball's greatest playing families and a slap hitter who won the National League batting title in 1966, died Thursday in the Dominican Republic. He was 72.
His former team in the Dominican, Leones del Escogido,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:24 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A stamp honoring San Diego native Ted Williams will be issued in 2012 as part of a set of four stamps depicting members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday.
Williams, a graduate of Hoover High School who...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore.
He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Yo’Vinny and the Bronx Wanders will perform at the Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber, at 8 p.m. Friday, to kick off the start of Miners’ Memorial Day weekend in the community.
The group, known for their leather jackets and slicked...
| Jun 15, 2011
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years.
More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:10 AM
Yo'Vinny and the Bronx Wanderers will kick off the start of Miners' Memorial Day Weekend in Windber June 17 with an 8 p.m. performance at the Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Avenue.
The group, known for their leather jackets and slicked- back hair, is led by...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...