| 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...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:53 AM
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....
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:17 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:22 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:24 PM
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......
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:22 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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...