| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:22 AM
There are times when raising 14 and 11 year olds that the tax break is nowhere near enough.
Game of stats---
I love the minutia of baseball—the daily rush of numbers that somehow provides a better context to follow the night’s action with....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings for his 90th win and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.
Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Silencing Serena and other stuff
Note to Serena Williams: No more interviews please! Sure, it’s generally a calamity for the rest of us to be amused by, but it doesn’t seem to always do much for her. The tennis star was the subject of a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Swept by the Rangers as powerful lineup produces only 26 runs during an eight-game lull. They nevertheless continue to lead the majors in runs in June.
2. Rangers (7): Seven strong innings by...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:46 AM
If the Royals can win at Cleveland tonight it will be the first time since 1993 that they will have won five straight series.
The other side of the trade---
We know about pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis and what they’ve come to mean to the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:51 AM
Oddest stat of the night: The Royals are 5-0 all time in games that second baseman Chris Getz is intentionally walked, as he was last night in Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Indians.
Break them up---
You have to respect the resilience of the...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A.J. Pierzynski had one of the great quotes of the season.
"He had all seven of his pitches working,'' said Pierzynski, who jumped from the White Sox to the Rangers last winter.
Pierzynski wasn't kidding. The catcher was giving an honest account of Yu...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
Verlander got all 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Tuesday.
Verlander won the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:51 AM
For What it’s Worth---March 1 -- Here’s hoping that ‘Harlem Shake’ has run its course and that we can get on to whatever will be trendy next week.
Is there an echo in here?
It’s every night in college hoops, not 24...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....