| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:18 AM
It’s as if Ryan Dempster wants to get traded.
I realize that Dempster gave his OK for the Cubs to trade him, but it felt grudging. There’s no way Dempster wants to leave the Cubs, even as bad as they are. He loves the team, the stadium and...
| Jul 10, 2012
After a recent 12-games-in-11 days stretch at Coca-Cola Park, you'd think the Service Electric Cable crew that produces all of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs games would want a break from baseball.
Well, maybe some of the guys would like a break but they'...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:22 PM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Four more years! Four more years!
Only four years! Only four years!
The White Sox's most powerful fan has been re-elected, which means one thing: Rick Hahn better get cracking.
As great as it was for White Sox fans to...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 8:53 PM
While the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa Bay are viewed as the most critical in baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig quietly is trying to help the Cubs secure funding for a public-private partnership that would allow Wrigley Field to be updated along the...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The versatility that Matt McBride hopes him in a Major League uniform in the not-to-distant future kept him on the bench for most of the Triple-A All-Star game.
Since the Liberty High grad was drafted out of Lehigh University as a catcher, Pacific...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Chris Sale tried to be like a sponge whenever Mark Buehrle was around, soaking up pitching knowledge. It was the same way Buehrle had learned from David Wells, sitting next to him in the White Sox dugout during games in his first full season.
| Apr 28, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Did Ozzie Guillen accidentally take Juan Pierre, Gordon Beckham, Mark Teahen, Brian Anderson and Josh Fields with him when he went to Florida? It must seem like it at times.
The Marlins aren't scoring runs. If that trend continues, they won't join the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Slowed down a little since a 23-7 stretch April 30-June 1. But they have lost more than two games in a row only once and never more than three. Starting pitching limits losing streaks.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:53 PM
It wasn't so long ago that the big question heading into the All-Star break around here was not who would represent the Orioles in the midsummer classic, but whether anybody was deserving enough to get in without the help of the rule that requires at...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Let's preface this by saying, "I wouldn't get your hopes up."
With that warning out of the way, there are reasons, if you're an optimist, to think this season is still salvageable for the Phillies.
During Charlie Manuel's tenure (2004 to the present),...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...