| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Inevitable became official last night. One night after the Angels eliminated the Texas Rangers in the AL West, the Angels eliminated the Rangers in the wild-card race, ensuring a first-round playoff matchup between the Angels and the Red Sox. The......
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:32 AM
"Just tell me when it's over," says my friend Bernie, the die-hard Angels fan. "What do you mean when it's over? The playoff series with Boston hasn't even started yet," I say. "I know," he says. "But I've seen it......
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
DETROIT Max Scherzer grew up in St. Louis, hard by the Mississippi River. If his capturing of the Cy Young Award on Wednesday night represents the broad, expansive powerful mouth of the Mississippi at the end of its 2,300-mile journey, then the source...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Sporting beards that would make Gandalf the Wizard jealous, the Red Sox turned in a magical season —an odyssey that sprang from too much chicken and beer in the clubhouse under Terry Francona, to the Bobby Valentine experiment and finally to the top...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
BOSTON — Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Ten years ago this month, fans came as close to seeing the Cubs in the World Series as they’d been in six decades. Then the eighth inning of Game 6 in the National League Championship Series happened, setting off a catastrophic...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
BOSTON — The signs are there, signs for everyone to see and for all New England to embrace. From the runaway beard heading for Mike Napoli's belly button to the "Boston Strong" logo mowed into the center field grass for the postseason, 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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Dan Marino is No. 1.
Larry Csonka is No. 2.
No questions, right? They belong at the top of South Florida's Greatest Athlete list, right? Marino cackled with a football electricity that won games, sold tickets and defined a new city. Csonka was the...