| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:06 PM
PHOENIX — Hanley Ramirez reported to spring training Wednesday without a new contract. But if Ramirez was bothered by his inability to secure a multiyear extension over the winter, he didn't show it.
He reiterated how much likes playing in Los...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
I came across Mike Piazza, former baseball player and now, apparently, die-hard Italian soccer fan, in the Sao Paulo airport Saturday morning.
Piazza, the former Dodgers and Mets catcher who finished his 16-year major league career with a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In the aftermath of his team's second defeat in as many days, Hanley Ramirez was smiling. His left hand wasn't broken.
Ramirez was hit with a 90-mph fastball Wednesday, forcing him to depart early from the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not the Dodgers’ best night. Their mighty offense was quiet again. Their ballyhooed bullpen once more failed to deliver. Their most valuable player, Hanley Ramirez, left the game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.
And, of course, there...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:49 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — When infielder Jonathan Schoop won the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year award in September 2011, he traveled to Camden Yards to accept the honor.
The shy, skinny Curacao native, then 19 years old, couldn't have looked more...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are in Australia to promote baseball as international sport. Guess that’s swell, though making it part of the regular season seems a hellacious idea.
But if Major League...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:17 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling.
Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Orioles fans flocked to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday morning, a trail of orange and black surrounding the entire building almost an hour before the doors opened for the club's annual FanFest.
Some came with hopes of good news to awaken...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:59 PM
With the baseball season heading into its final quarter, the Orioles likely will be making their pennant push without pitching coach Rick Adair, who was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons Friday and was replaced, at least temporarily, by...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:23 PM
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Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
BOSTON – The Dominican Republic might well be the most baseball-mad nation on Earth, the reigning champion of the World Baseball Classic. About 10 million people live there.
Texarkana, Texas, is a town of 37,000, tucked into the extreme...