| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how the Blackhawks can overcome the Patrice Bergeron face-off factor.
1. The White Sox don’t play the Tigers until July. Could Jesse Crain be closing games against his old team when the teams meet in Detroit before...
| Aug 17, 2013
Watching the press conference to announce the firing of Charlie Manuel on Friday afternoon, hundreds of Phillies fans were probably fighting back tears as much as Ruben Amaro Jr.
Manuel was not only the winningest manager in team history, but probably...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:56 PM
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
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,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
After years of digging in his heels over cries for baseball to add an NFL-style replay system, Bud Selig has signed off on a proposal that sounds a whole lot like the NFL system, except that its scope is even broader.
It will create arguably the worst...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 11:01 PM
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,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died at Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 78.
“He was ahead of his time,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, involved...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Dear Dodgers fans, let me just say that interviewing you in the first inning is a far different experience from speaking to you in the sixth, when that icy concoction you've been slurping completely Novocains your mouth and you almost swallow your tongue....
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...