| 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 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Maybe someday we will all look back at the decisive action taken by Major League Baseball to discipline Alex Rodriguez and 12 more players in yet another scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs and view it as the seminal moment when professional...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Garry Maddox had the responsibility of covering more than just center field when he played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986.
With plodding left fielders such as Greg Luzinski and a stable of marginal defensive right fielders during that time, Maddox...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:33 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The scourge of drugs and baseball claimed its third former MVP in a month when Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.
The Kansas City Royals infielder drew one of the longest...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — The bats, balls and just about every piece of baseball memorabilia imaginable were lined up neatly, precisely on a long table inside the American League clubhouse.
Most were for All-Stars to be signed by All-Stars. All of them begged to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:17 PM
NEW YORK — This isn't about the season, for the 2013 baseball season might not end up happily in New York. Nor is it necessarily about the careers of two pitchers who should bookend the 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field.
This isn't about the macro....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eighteen times, he suited up for baseball's All-Star Game. No American Leaguer has played in more. The two trophies Cal Ripken Jr. won as the game's Most Valuable Player gleam, plain to see, in the former Oriole's Reisterstown home.
Ripken played in the...
| Aug 20, 2013
1. Dodgers (2): They were 30-42 on June 21. Do the math. Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig and the big-money lineup tend to get the attention, but they're winning mostly with pitching, holding opponents to 2.9 runs per game since the All-Star break.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:39 PM
BOSTON -- In the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer of the season, breaking a tie for third on the franchise’s all-time single season list...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:37 PM
TORONTO -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis tied Brady Anderson for the franchise home run record with his eighth-inning solo blast Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
The milestone homer broke a second-place tie with Hall of...