| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Tony La Russa made a deal to return to baseball in May when he agreed to join the Arizona Diamondbacks front office. However, earlier in the year, the former manager was making another sort of deal: buying a house in Danville, Calif., for $1.233 million....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Lives are never meant to be defined by single moments, but sometimes they’re just so overwhelming they sear themselves deep into the memory, impossible to separate from the individual.
Bob Welch’s life was made up of many memorable moments,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:59 AM
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....
| May 17, 2014
| 9:51 PM
It’s Tony La Russa, baseball genius!
Hey, it’s no more a reach than any other explanation for Clayton Kershaw’s incredible meltdown.
The Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their new Big Enchilada of Baseball earlier Saturday, and then...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Dear Miss Alterman,
We ran into one of your students, John Bentley, here at the World Series. He really enjoys your fourth-grade class.
He also enjoys baseball. He is 10. The Boston Red Sox are his favorite team -- or, at least, both of his...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
ST. LOUIS — During John Mozeliak's six-year reign, the Cardinals general manager has traded popular center fielder Jim Edmonds, held firm in his contract offer that resulted in slugger Albert Pujols' leaving, and sent perennial prospect Colby Rasmus...