| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:06 PM
ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner.
The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead.
And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols).
For the past decade-plus,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:41 PM
You'll hear a lot about presidential politics on Sunday morning, but CBS' “Face the Nation” plans a baseball panel to celebrate Washington's first postseason play in 79 years. The panel will feature former managers Tony La Russa of the St....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Fall Friday nights belong to the high school kids. Doesn't Major League Baseball understand that? Once again we have a big Friday night of local football and baseball playoffs going on at the same time. That means either some people will stay at home to...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Spent the night in Whitehall, watching the Zephyrs' 32-7 win over Central Catholic. Some things that were learned there, and elsewhere: 1. Nick Shafnisky is the real deal. I continue to be really impresed with the Whitehall senior quarterback ... his...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:27 PM
DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth.
Asked to compare the...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:10 AM
On the heels of two controversial calls that angered fans in two cities, Major League Baseball appears to have decided on an expansion of instant-replay review by umpires in time for the 2014 season.
Commissioner Bud Selig has gone on record in past...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:31 PM
1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: —
2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:22 PM
ST. LOUIS -- The two surviving members of the National League are about as evenly matched as possible.
Even before they battled steady rain during the third game of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night, the Cardinals and Brewers had split...