| 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.
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Will the third time be the charm for the World Baseball Classic?
Not if the underwhelming U.S. roster is any indication.
While many of Commissioner Bud Selig's innovations have enjoyed immediate success — especially expanded playoffs and...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid.
Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Pete Rose is a lot like Notre Dame football when it comes to polarization.
Either you love Pete or you can't stand him.
Either you admire his swagger, figuring that's what made him baseball's all-time hit king, or you consider him an arrogant, defiant...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
And then there was one.
With the death this week of Deacon Jones. Rosey Grier is the last living member of the Los Angeles Rams' defensive line of the 1960s that is the best remembered "Fearsome Foursome" in pro football. I say "best remembered" because...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:22 PM
From a 1-in-8 shot to a 1-in-3.
Those are pretty good odds, but still not good enough for wrestling.
The world wrestling community cleared one hurdle on Wednesday when wrestling was named as one of three finalists for inclusion into the 2020 Olympic...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Jerry Reinsdorf is 77, going on 40. He wasn't joking when he told a friend he is planning to serve as host when the 2033 All-Star Game comes to U.S. Cellular Field, commemorating the first one at Comiskey Park in 1933.
But I'm not sure about that. It...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Jacques Rogge told a German newspaper last week that future International Olympic Committee presidents no longer should be volunteers but paid employees.
He is right.
But only under this condition:
If he or she is to be paid, the president who...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Is anything cooler than tennis' electronic replay system?
A player who isn't sure about a line call raises a finger immediately after the call. The chair umpire announces the challenge, and the Hawk-Eye animation system appears on a nearby video...