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After all this time, he's not sure if he read Lance Armstrong's book before his kidney was taken out or after, before the cancer spread to his lungs or later, before his doctors said to get his papers in order or not. "I just remember admiring his...
DETROIT — Henry IV had killer instinct. No question about that. But even he knew what Miguel Cabrera will be feeling when he wakes up Sunday. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,'' Shakespeare wrote about the English king, who according to the...
Ah, baseball in the fall! Stirring, do-or-die drama! Brilliant pitching! Dazzling catches! Dramatic clouts! Grown men hopping about in locker rooms, spraying each other with carbonated fermented grape juice! It is that last part of the proceedings, it...
Tags: American League, Casey Stengel, New Year's Day, Baseball, Sports
Now that we can sweep the college football season away, much like Alabama did to Notre Dame, it is time to set our sporting sights forward. There is the NBA, college basketball, even a hockey-light season. Or is that a light hockey season? Nor...
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod. 1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...
Maybe it’s me, but listening to the sounds of silence during the sixth inning of the White Sox game in Baltimore on Monday night sounded like Hawk Harrelson was called into the principal's office again. Or at least got a phone call. The point of...
Tags: Jose Quintana, Adam Dunn, Nate McLouth, A.J. Pierzynski, Sports
In a blog Tuesday morning, I speculated about Hawk Harrelson’s rants on umpires. I pointed out the difference in his outburst when A.J. Pierzynski and Robin Ventura were ejected oSaturday and his silence when Jesse Crain didn’t get a 3-and-...
Chris Sale was named to the All-Star team. Deserved. Sale has been talked about as the American League starter. Deserved. Sale should not pick up so much as the rosin bag a week from today in Kansas City. Preserved. Sale is important. The All-...
Listen up, stupid (and you know who you are, Bud Selig), using the All-Star Game to determine home-field advantage for the World Series becomes more idiotic every year. Selig and Fox Sports tell us the game "counts," but sorry, the game cannot count...
There is some question whether the geographical proximity of the Orioles and Washington Nationals — and their annual home-and-home interleague series — combine to create a dynamic rivalry, but there is no denying that one has developed between...
Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters, If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field. If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
Tags: Adam Dunn, Wrigley Field, Protest, Robin Ventura, Chris Volstad
I got an email Wednesday that protested my shredding of the Cubs-White Sox series this weekend. Actually, I got a lot of emails. A friendly missive from Tim Kovacik explained that I “stink’’ because I included “so many Cubs...
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