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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was working for White Sox scouting director Al Goldis in 1989 and was assigned to watch Auburn University in some early-season games. He couldn't stop thinking about how much damage the first baseman could do. In a...
En una decisión tan sensata como salvadora, la Confederación Caribeña del Béisbol autorizó finalmente esta semana el retorno de Cuba a la agonizante Serie del Caribe. El movimiento, que se venía gestando desde hace algunos meses, le devolvería...
RedEyeEver since John Makowiec strolled into a local hobby shop at 5 years old, he was hooked. He loved to collect sports cards. Baseball, football, basketball or hockey--it didn’t matter. He longed for the feeling of thumbing through a freshly opened...
Sammy Sosa homered in 45 big-league stadiums and is in no danger of losing that record soon. The Rangers' Adrian Beltre leads active players with homers in 39 ballparks. There are only four current parks in which he hasn't homered and no new stadiums in...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)MINNEAPOLIS The commissioner has another PED scandal on his hands. The results of the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote were announced in early January. None of the players on the ballot received the needed 75 percent for induction. The rejected...
For RedEyeIt's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present. Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
Tags: Jackie Robinson, Ryan Braun, Baseball, Mark McGwire, Sports
Oh, yeah. That's what a curtain call looks like. You could understand if Wrigley Field fans had forgotten, chugging toward the All-Star break in the fifth season with the ivy-covered walls surrounding a playoff-free zone. But it turns out they remember,...
CINCINNATI — The Cubs are marketing the City Series as "Ivy vs. Concrete" in a misguided attempt to paint Wrigley Field as an idyllic ballpark and U.S. Cellular Field as bland. But two Cubs players beg to differ. Jeff Samardzija and Scott...
For RedEyeThe pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
Yankee fans, including my wife, find it endearing and slightly pathetic that while they invoke the names of World Series-winning heroes to exalt their team's history — Ruth! Gehrig! DiMaggio! Reggie! Derek! — Cub fans grow dewy-eyed to...
Tags: NPR, Baseball, Authors, PBS (tv network), Spring Training
KWCH 12 Eyewitness SportsThe city of Atlanta has been good to me sports-wise over the years. I grew up just about a 5 hour drive away so Atlanta was always kind of a destination for my family when it came to sports, especially baseball. The Braves are the closest Major...
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Florida Gators, Baseball, Basketball, Sports
The Orioles are coming off a 93-win season in which they improved their record from 2011 by 24 games, finished second in the mighty American League East and appeared in the playoffs for the first time since 1997. But heading into 2013, the Orioles,...
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