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  • Start of baseball season is now 72 days away: Astros vs. Rangers will get it started

     
    About now, only the skiiers could love winter. It hasn't been bad in terms of snow (knock wood), but the dreary, dim skies, cold temps and spreading flu bug have many of us thinking spring. And with spring comes baseball. The start of the Major League...
  • Bill Plaschke: It's fun watching the Red Sox lose

     
    The Boston Red Sox are choking, and I’m loving it. Seven years after they broke an 86-year-old curse, I’m loving it that a different curse has seemingly returned. The Curse Of Those Who Forget Who They Were. Back in 2004,......
  • Red Sox on verge of greatest collpase in baseball history

     
    t’s the tale of two cities as the 2011 Major League baseball season comes down to a two-game shootout involving the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. The teams are deadlocked in the scramble for the AL wild card....
  • Boston Red Sox September meltdown tribute

     
    Jon Lester gave a solemn one-word answer when a reporter asked the Boston Red Sox pitcher what he'll remember about this season; September....
  • Report: Terry Francona is out as Boston Red Sox manager

     
    Terry Francona met with Boston Red Sox management on Friday to discuss his future as manager, but the team said a decision has not been reached. Despite the statement, Francona told staff members on Thursday that he will not be returning as manager, a...
  • Where and when will Terry Francona manage next? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the future of Terry Francona, who stepped down last week after eight seasons and two World Series titles as manager of the Boston Red Sox....
  • 2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

     
    Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July...
  • Chicago Cubs 2011 offseason to-do list

     
    Now that my final grades are recorded and out of the way, it's time to go through the Cubs To-Do List for the coming offseason.   1.  Hire a GM as soon as possible The Cubs have already formally requested to speak with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Also, the...
  • Chapter 8: Birmingham

    Chapter 8: Birmingham
    So there Birmingham sat, minding its own business, content with what it was -- a major banking center, the rapid heartbeat of the state's obsession with University of Alabama football and a testament to what heat and humidity can do to otherwise...
  • AL East: No longer the surprise team, can the Tampa Bay Rays be the beasts of the East again?

    AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST BOSTON RED SOX (95-67, 2nd) MANAGER: Terry Francona (6th season) PAYROLL: $130 million X-FACTOR: If John Smoltz has one more comeback left in that Hall of Fame arm, he should make for quite a midseason addition. BEST CASE: Mike...
  • Before heading to the ballpark...

     
    I just hope I can find my way. It's been a while. I might have to stop and ask for directions.It's called Camden Yards, right?I freaked out this morning when I pulled back the curtains in my bedroom and saw a bright light. It momentarily blinded me......