| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Dec 26, 2010
At first blush, 2011 doesn't seem like much of a sports year, at least compared with 2010, which saw the Winter Olympics and the World Cup. But there are plenty of events to keep the traveling sports fan interested in the coming year — some near,...
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Mar 6, 2011
Ah, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season.
Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
| Jul 6, 2008
Summer has finally arrived, and I don't know what your plans are, but mine are in full swing. In June, I went to Seattle for a first look at that city's snazzy ballpark. In a month, I'll be in New York to see one last game at Yankee Stadium.
| Aug 24, 2008
MANNY RAMIREZ is a 36-year-old Dominican-born slugger with two World Series championship rings, a head full of dreadlocks and a legacy of laissez-faire antics that make him a one-man soap opera on and off the field.
From the length of his hair to the...
| Oct 29, 2009
Eight hours before game time and Mark Goins takes the field. For 30 autumns, the Trona High School groundskeeper has carefully tended a football field unlike any other, a fragile foothold on pride in this withering desert mining town.
The sign above...
| Oct 3, 2007
After 3 million of them streamed through the turnstiles for five consecutive years, Angels fans have proved to be some of the most devoted in Major League baseball.
But their loyalty will be severely tested when the Boston Red Sox and their legions of...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Pitcher Joe Saunders walked into the Angels' clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, stopped in his tracks and stared at the flat-screen television in the middle of the room, where, on ESPN, John Lackey was pitching for the Boston Red Sox against the......
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The political shocker of the day is that Scott Brown, a Republican state senator from Wrentham, Mass., is leading Democratic Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley in the race to succeed Ted Kennedy. Fueled by tea party anger over the Obama administration's......
| Jan 19, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Even before the polls close, political insiders are debating the outcome. If Democratic Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley loses the Senate seat held by the liberal icon Ted Kennedy for 48 years, look for the blame game to get even louder.......