| 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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:58 AM
In the midst of our cookouts, or day at the lake, or whatever you do on this day off, let’s not forget its purpose. Memorial Day is to honor the men and women who’ve died in the service of their country. We owe them all a debt of gratitude...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Of course the Royals get on a flight they have to shut down because of mechanical issues---different ones, I trust, than the Royals themselves have been suffering through for the last three weeks. I’m sure they enjoyed the bus ride over to St....
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
The funniest thing I’ve seen at the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament: The grounds crew using old couch cushions to soak up the water in the outfield. Talk about necessity being the mother of invention.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Chicago Cubs hired Dale Sveum as their manager Thursday. Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was fired by Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations. The Cubs finished 71-91 after a disappointing season that extended their infamous...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:50 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The working plan for putting together the Royals' rotation, two weeks prior to Christmas, is to give a long spring look to Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis for the final two slots.
Both pitched effectively last season in the bullpen...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:05 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. When the National Baseball Hall of Fame's chairman of the board called Bobby Cox at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cox let it go to voicemail. The retired Braves manager had been nervously awaiting the call, but didn't recognize the "Oneonta"...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:19 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.-- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost waited for a while before calling Dale Sveum to offer him a job.
"Not right away," he cracked. "I gave it an hour after I heard he got fired to call him."
Sveum was a coach under Yost in...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The Kansas City Royals have named former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu and long-time Omaha Storm Chasers manager Mike Jirschele to the Major League coaching staff. Wakamatsu will serve as the Royals’ bench coach and catching instructor...