| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Almost 12 years later, the White Sox finally may have made things right with the Blue Jays for sending them left-hander Mike Sirotka, who hurt his shoulder and never made another big league start after that trade.
The Sox were not a party to the joke of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels.
Can we have a mulligan?
That's what Hal Steinbrenner or Randy Levine, the Yankees' president, is believed to have asked either Commissioner Bud Selig or Rob Manfred, Major...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Jay Cutler gets well soon.
1. The Cy Young Award is going to be presented Wednesday night, and that, like the balance of power in the AL East, could be impacted by Jeffrey Loria, baseball’s worst owner.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second.
As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Thirteen pitchers eligible to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic received points in Cy Young voting.
That, sports fans, should largely be the pitching staff for the team Joe Torre will manage.
Imagine a starting rotation of R.A. Dickey,...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Life's cruel, sometimes.
A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:19 PM
Bad calls didn't put the Yankees in 2-0 hole; the pitching of all Tigers not named Jose Valverde did. Nor did that bad infield fly rule call send the Braves home after one game; three infield errors did.
Yet you won't be able to tell the story of the...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| May 17, 2012
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
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...