| Jun 21, 2011
"A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw.
Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City.
On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:38 PM
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played.
He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio.
And it won't be...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:25 PM
NEW YORK — Fifty years later, Sal Durante admitted he was so short, he needed to stand on his seat to catch that ball — the one hit by Roger Maris, a man whose stature just keeps growing.
There was only admiration Saturday at Yankee Stadium...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:46 PM
The remnants of Hurricane Irene are behind the Orioles and New York Yankees, but some strong feelings linger in its wake.
The Yankees were not happy about the way the Orioles handled the rescheduling of Saturday's doubleheader — the games were...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Nick Nicaise's first word was "car." While his childhood pals mooned over Mickey Mantle, he idolized driver Dan Gurney.
And when his wife glimpsed a grown-up Nicaise beaming as he flitted around the garage area at an IndyCar race, she told him, "You're...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:41 PM
Police are trying to identify the man who stole irreplaceable vintage sports cards from a family-owned business in North Seattle.
The suspect got away with thousands of dollars worth of collectables. Collectables that Ryter Von DiFloe began accumulating...
| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:58 PM
College football's bowl season is upon us, but it's time to talk a little Hot Stove League baseball.
The year was 1957. I was 12 years old and a huge Mickey Mantle fan. We didn't have Major League Baseball in Southern California in those days.
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore.
He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
| Jul 22, 2011
Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market.
"Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
As both a child and adult, Carlyle Mardian has provided a venue for others to absorb the sports they love.
When he was a youngster in Roscoe, buddies would visit his home on Saturday afternoons to watch the Major League Baseball game of the week on one...