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  • No-nonsense approach is a winner for Giants Manager Bruce Bochy

    Bruce Bochy didn't feel like the major leagues' winningest active manager Wednesday morning. A five-game losing streak had left the San Francisco Giants closer to the third-place San Diego Padres than the first-place Dodgers in the National League West....
  • Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions

    Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions
    The man who talked himself out of baseball jobs on both sides of town was still talking. Our cellphone call had long ago been dropped due to the accidental push of a button on his end, so whatever Jimmy Piersall was saying to me was only being heard...
  • Saturday night game: Arizona beats Phillies in 10 innings

    By Mike Wisniewski, The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA — In a game that featured a dozen runs and 29 hits through nine innings, extra innings didn't figure to last too long. Martin Prado had the game-winning sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Nick...
  • 'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

    'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame
    "Being really lucky is a Hall of Fame credential," former manager Tony La Russa said Sunday during the annual ceremonies in Cooperstown that inducted La Russa and five others into Baseball's Hall of Fame. … The NFL is defending the two-game...
  • Torre feels 'terrible' for not mentioning 'Boss' in speech

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Manager Joe Torre made a point to tell reporters after his Hall of Fame speech that he forgot to mention late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The omission was accidental, but Torre's rough ending as Yankees manager under...
  • Thinning the Baseball Hall of Fame herd: 94 who should NOT be in

    Thinning the Baseball Hall of Fame herd: 94 who should NOT be in
    Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, pushing membership to 306. There are 74 pitchers, 17 catchers, 21 first basemen, 20 second basemen, 15 third...
  • Greg Maddux, un genio de la precisión

    Greg Maddux, un genio de la precisión
    Siempre consideré a Greg Maddux como un lanzador aburrido. Ahora reconozco que lo consideraba aburrido, soporífero, repetitivo o predecible era en realidad perfección en su expresión más genuina. Maddux, quien ingresó al Salón de la Fama del béisbol...
  • Major League Baseball quotes of the week

    Major League Baseball quotes of the week
    "Everybody makes mistakes. You have to be careful when you make your mistakes. Now is not a good time to make a mistake." --Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, on the 25-game suspension levied Friday against teammate Chris Davis, who...
  • 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...
  • Baseball Hall of Fame back to normal elections, sort of

    Baseball Hall of Fame back to normal elections, sort of
    The Hall of Fame shut its doors to the living last year. That was a metaphor, or so we were told. No breathing inductees, and down the slippery slope to irrelevance. Nonsense then, absurdity now. One year after the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America...
  • 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...