| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a Umatilla grad, was named Monday as the Brewers nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.
The award honors Clemente, a 15-time all-star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was also known for his humanitarian...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Who knew Sammy Sosa had become a grown-up Eddie Munster? A photo of Sosa with Panamanian TV personality Nairobi Dacosta surfaced on Twitter, leading many to joke that the slugger looks as if he's completed his transition from human to vampire....
| Aug 7, 2013
Alex Rodriguez, Jhonny Peralta, Nelson Cruz and other misfits have been suspended by Major League Baseball for cheating by taking performance enhancing drugs. It’s a slap at teammates, their clubs, baseball and the fans.
They knew better and did...
| Aug 18, 2013
Alex Rodriguez has hit 303 home runs as a New York Yankee and 648 overall. On August 9, he played his first home game this season for a team that, as of the day before, had a record of 57-56 and was 11 games behind the hated Boston Red Sox. Despite all...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Major League Baseball's suspension of 13 players in its most recent attempt to address the use of performance-enhancing drugs, including an unprecedented 211-game suspension of its highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez, is a welcome sign that the game is...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal.
The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Alex Rodriguez was banned from Major League Baseball for 211 games on Monday afternoon, just hours before The Biogenesis Boy was expected to play for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox Monday night.
The skewed logic makes perfect...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This summer has hardly been fun and games in the world of professional athletics. The two biggest sports stories revolve around performance enhancing drugs peddled from an "anti-aging" clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., and an execution-style shooting death in...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:03 AM
I don’t know about you, but I’m rooting for Alex Rodriguez in this one.
Did he lie? Sure.
Did he use performance-enhacing drugs? Like Sammy Sosa took Flintstone's Vitamins.
Is he a fraud? Big enough that he could market rubber yellow...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:22 PM
It began with the July 26 edition of "Calendar," found in this very newspaper each Friday. (Well, you won't find the July 26 edition every Friday but, oh, you know what I mean . . . )
The feature story was about the Vans Warped Tour, which apparently...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:39 PM
A Marlins official did not want to talk for this column. He considered it briefly during the Marlins' win on Thursday, but sighed dramatically. He mock-wiped his brow.
This column is about the Biogensis scandal that will cost Alex Rodriguez his legacy,...