| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to be talking to himself on Friday night after an apparent double down the left field line by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning caromed off the knee of third base umpire Jerry Meals and bounded right to shortstop Ben...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
— Joe Girardi sat there Sunday at Yankee Stadium, rubbing his head, considering Eduardo Nunez, considering Derek Jeter, considering Rafael Soriano's 40 saves after Mariano Rivera was lost. And then the Yankees manager, who doesn't smile enough,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Had a nice chat today with Meredith Marakovits for a column in tomorrow's print version of The Morning Call.
Marakovits, a Central Catholic graduate, is in her first season as the clubhouse reporter for the Yankees on the YES Network and really seems...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - Jason Marquis' homecoming meant even more thanks to the 7-year-old girl who was there to see it.
Marquis won his Minnesota debut with his healthy daughter in attendance and Justin Morneau hit two mammoth homers, sending the Twins to a 6-5...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON (AP) — For one more afternoon, Yaz had the Fenway fans cheering, Pedro had them celebrating and Johnny Pesky brought tears to their eyes.
Scenes from Fenway Park's first 100 years played out on the major leagues' oldest ballfield again on...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There’s no question that the Toronto Blue Jays have made the most noise throughout baseball this offseason – and that’s pushed them from a fourth-place finish in 2012 to division favorites heading into this season.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| 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...