| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
At the end of a 162-game, six-month grind like the major league baseball season, some people might be looking forward to the finish line.
Not Meredith Marakovits.
Marakovits, the Northampton native and Central Catholic graduate, is completing her...
| Dec 2, 2012
As a kid growing up on the Southwest Side, Colleen Wagner Coughlin had a thing for animals. Gerbils and other small, furry critters populated the family home.
"I always loved animals as pets, but it was how they reproduced — I didn't even know the...
| Jul 28, 2012
Ichiro didn't get it the first time. After he had been traded by the Mariners earlier in the week, visiting Yankee fans at Safeco Field began their familiar Roll Call.
The chants of each player's name by the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium are...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:57 PM
No one is expecting the Miami Marlins to break everything down and try to rebuild again slowly, as they did in 2006.
However, just in case some in their front office are tempted to do just that, Dan Uggla has a word of caution.
Uggla, now playing second...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The Orioles’ improbable run to the postseason wasn’t enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award.
Up until Tuesday evening’s announcement on the MLB Network, the race between Showalter and Oakland A&...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Bobby Valentine has a better guess where he'll be Thursday than the Yankees do.
Bobby V, who has posted fewer Vs than any Red Sox manager since Billy Herman in 1965, figures to be on the other end of a phone call summoning him to a meeting with the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown season wasn't the only big year that had to sting for the Miami Marlins.
Consider the MVP-level season of Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Four years ago, the ex-Florida State star went fifth overall in the draft to the Giants....
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Against anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run.
Against the New York Yankees? Jeffrey Maier was just another chapter in a long...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Rain and cool temperatures are in the forecast for Sunday’s American League Division Series between the Orioles and New York Yankees, and both managers said a postponement could scramble their plans for the series. Orioles manager Buck Showalter...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The Orioles know that C.C. Sabathia is one of the best pitchers in the game, but they have to be going into Sunday’s American League Division Series opener confident given their success against the Yankees left-hander this season.
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:18 PM
The Yankees clubhouse was subdued and businesslike after Sunday's dramatic, 7-2, Game 1 ALDS victory, not surprising considering how many big games most of the players have experienced.
The Yankees were happy for catcher Russell Martin, who hit the game-...