| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:43 PM
I believe there is little argument that Jimmy Rollins not only is the best shortstop in Philadelphia Phillies history, but also one of the most magnetic sports figures in the city's sports history.
His flashy smile and personality are fitting of the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:55 PM
UC Irvine men's volleyball All-American Kevin Tillie was named Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Student-Athlete at the school's Salute to Scholar-Athletes banquet at the Bren Events Center to close out the school year.
The award is the most prestigious...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
He earns a living on one of baseball's most sacred diamonds, but it didn't always feel like Logan Watkins' destiny.
"I wasn't really a huge baseball fan growing up," said Watkins, a second baseman for the Cubs. "Obviously I like playing baseball but...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The date will live in infamy in my house: July 30, 2006.
I sat with my wife, not yet the Phillies beat writer, in the Sunday season ticket location we've had since Citizens Bank Park opened two years earlier.
The Phillies were in the midst of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Major League Baseball took its strongest action yet against the use of steroids in the national pastime on Monday, handing down 12 season-ending suspensions and one that will keep the game's highest-paid star, Alex Rodriguez, off the field until 2015. The...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — When Manny Machado steps in for his first at-bat Friday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, it will mark the one-year anniversary of his major league debut.
It may seem like Machado has been in an Orioles uniform...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The next time you go to Camden Yards, keep your eye on him, the way he shifts a few feet before every batter to maximize his odds for an easy path to the ball, the way he avoids contorting himself into an awkward throwing position.
Try not to be...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis says the only way baseball will rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs is to stiffen its penalties, which he believes should, at the least, include a five-year suspension for a first-time offender.
And, if Major...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:27 PM
Christin Stewart of the Mat-Su Miners claimed the Alaska Baseball League's biggest honor on Friday, earning the ABL's "Player of the Year" award in a vote by coaches, administrators, and media members.
Stewart led the ABL this summer with five home...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:35 PM
My grandfather, with a couple of his dress shirt buttons undone, his Dickies work pants rolled up a bit and his feet up on the porch banister, regularly waved his arms in disgust at the nearby transistor radio.
Sitting in an old, wooden rocking chair...