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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GM John Mozeliak is the mover and shaker behind Cardinals' success

    GM John Mozeliak is the mover and shaker behind Cardinals' success
    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...
  • Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox  and Joe Torre -- three of baseball’s most decorated managers -- were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the...
  • 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...
  • Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay retires after 16 seasons

    Roy Halladay will never appear in the World Series. Still, he left behind a list of accomplishments that not many other major league pitchers can boast when he retired Monday after 16 seasons -- 12 with Toronto and the final four with Philadelphia....
  • Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist

    Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hopes shoulder soreness doesn't persist
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  • Pac-12 extends Commissioner Larry Scott's contract

    Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott is sticking around for at least five more years. The Pac-12's university presidents and chancellors extended Scott's contract Monday through the 2017-18 academic year. As part of the extension, Scott also was...
  • 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...
  • World Series: Red Sox 1, Fourth Grade 0

    World Series: Red Sox 1, Fourth Grade 0
    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...