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  • Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age

    DETROIT — Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd...
  • Tony La Russa is pleased to see baseball go to the dogs

    Tony La Russa is pleased to see baseball go to the dogs
    ORLANDO, FLA. -- Tony La Russa reaches down to pet a dog at the Global Pet Expo (March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center here), the pet industry's largest trade show with nearly 1,000 exhibitors. As he gently strokes the puppy, La Russa's three...
  • Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols has restless night after hitting 500th homer

    WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
  • Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist

    Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist
    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez said Sunday he is prepared to return to the lineup this week despite a sore right shoulder but said he hopes the discomfort does not linger. "Hopefully, it's not something I have to deal with the rest of the season,"...
  • Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event

    Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event
    Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers’ spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium. “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher’s nonprofit foundation,...
  • Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?

    Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?
    ST. LOUIS -- If the Dodgers don’t retain Don Mattingly as their manager next season, could they replace him with Tony La Russa? It doesn’t sound like it, based on what La Russa said Saturday at a news conference before Game 2 of the...
  • Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa head latest Hall of Fame ballot

    What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election. There were three inductees, selected by...
  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Cooperstown 2014: Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Thomas y Piazza deben ingresar al Salón de la Fama

     Cooperstown 2014: Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Thomas y Piazza deben ingresar al Salón de la Fama
    A diferencia del año pasado, cuando ningún pelotero fue elevado al Salón de la Fama, 2014 podría ser muy prolífico en cuanto a nuevos inquilinos de Cooperstown. Al menos cinco jugadores elegibles, los lanzadores Greg Maddux y Tom Glavine, el slugger...