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  • Zack Greinke is batting ninth for Dodgers? In this lineup?

    Why is Zack Greinke batting ninth for the Dodgers on Thursday? He is the pitcher, of course, and that is where pitchers bat. But, in the lineup the Dodgers fielded Thursday in an early start against the Reds, Greinke could be batting seventh or eighth....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
  • Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote

    Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote
    While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
  • Frustración en Houston por dejar a Biggio fuera del Salón de la Fama

    Frustración en Houston por dejar a Biggio fuera del Salón de la Fama
    Houston (EEUU), 9 ene (EFE).- Los seguidores de los Astros de Houston mostraron su frustración al ver como un año más, el exjugador del equipo Craig Biggio, todo un símbolo dentro de la franquicia volvió a quedar fuera de los elegidos para estar en el...
  • Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque

    After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
  • Joe Torre, union rip exclusion of Marvin Miller from Hall of Fame

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--The absurdity continues. Even in death, Marvin Miller cannot get elected to the Hall of Fame. The leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Assn. into the powerhouse of sports unions was rejected again Monday, when a...