| Jun 4, 2015
| 4:45 PM
When Jon Cooper was with the Green Bay Gamblers, coaching the team to the championship of the top junior hockey league in the United States, he did some promotional videos that spoofed the Dos Equis beer commercials.
They were called, "THE most...
| May 31, 2015
| 2:29 PM
Marlins skipper Dan Jennings has been the target of skeptics for getting the job without managerial experience in professional baseball.
But that hasn't stopped Jennings from making daring decisions as he did Sunday by batting starting pitcher David...
| May 29, 2015
| 6:30 AM
BALTIMORE-- The White Sox announced at SoxFest last January that Vince Coleman would be their new base-running instructor, hoping one of the all-time great base stealers would rub off on their players.
Speedster Micah Johnson seemed like a good bet to...
| May 28, 2015
| 11:17 PM
The game might not have come easy to Albert Pujols, but the results did.
In his first 14 games in the major leagues, he hit .400. He was the rookie of the year, in a unanimous vote. In his 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, he won the most-...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 2:20 PM
CINCINNATI -- Saturday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of rain after a four-hour, 13-minute delay.
The tarp was briefly pulled off the infield at about 3:30 p.m. CDT, and groundscrew workers lined the field. But...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:13 AM
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, ESPN launched "SportsCentury," a highly successful series featuring documentaries of the important sports figures of the 20th century. The biggest stars — Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus — were...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:07 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't worried about having hot water in the visiting clubhouse showers Sunday night when the season opens at under-construction Wrigley Field.
After all, it wouldn't be the first time the Cardinals...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:29 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon isn't likely to glare over at the opposing dugout and shout profanities at the rival manager the way Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa often did when the Cubs and Cardinals faced each other a decade ago.
At least not right...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:01 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift.
The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:44 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Those darn kids have done it again.
Besides being on our lawns all the time, they now are forcing baseball to change the game to fit their 21st century attention spans.
The rule changes implemented Friday to speed up the pace...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:33 AM
Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate.
Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...