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  • Tampa focal point of spring training baseball trip

    Tampa focal point of spring training baseball trip
    TAMPA, Fla. — It's as much a part of spring training as workouts and exhibition games: Visitors from the chilly Northeast, Midwest, Canada and elsewhere enjoying the sport while sitting in the Florida sun in short-sleeved shirts and Bermudas....
  • Inside baseball with John Grisham

    Inside baseball with John Grisham
    John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
  • NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3

    NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3
    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...
  • Cain. Verlander get All-Star starts

    Cain. Verlander get All-Star starts
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- American League manager Ron Washington selected Justin Verlander as his starting pitcher and veteran Derek Jeter as his leadoff batter for Tuesday’s All-Star game. NL manager Tony La Russa chose the Giants' Matt Cain over the...
  • If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show

    If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show
    Carlos Zambrano is pitching well enough to get traded. But apparently he has acted badly enough in an embarrassing past and has pitched inconsistently enough this embarrassing year to remain a Cub. How badly has he acted and how inconsistently has he...
  • Power rankings: No. 30 A's

    Power rankings: No. 30 A's
    First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings. Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
  • I left my heart (and a lot of money) ... in St. Louis, Missouri

     
    It doesn't flow as nice as Tony Bennett's classic song about San Francisco, but that's how I am feeling right now. The "Ultimate Road Trip" Tour has arrived in Kansas City now after about a four-hour bus ride through Missouri on Monday afternoon. The ride...
  • Crew chief Layne addresses La Russa's complaints

     
    Tony La Russa made his feelings known --- on television and apparently with home plate umpire Jerry Meals. In the second inning, La Russa went out to talk to starting pitching Chris Carpenter. While he was out there, he had......
  • Week 5 high school football picks: Is another miracle in the Cards?

     
    I know it's another football Friday, but I want to acknowledge the many folks who have sent me messages -- texts, e-mails, voice mails -- in the past day or so about the St. Louis Cardinals. Yes, I am a life-long Cardinals fan. Yes, I am happy they made...
  • Cardinals: Storm clouds already in Philly

     
    There's already some discord among the Cardinals as they prepare for Game 1 of the National League Division Series here in Philadelphia, coming up now in less than an hour. Kyle McClelland, a key guy for St. Louis after Adam Wainwright blew out his...
  • Where and when will Terry Francona manage next? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the future of Terry Francona, who stepped down last week after eight seasons and two World Series titles as manager of the Boston Red Sox....