| Oct 1, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Tigers (1): Sure, you'd rather not get no-hit in the regular-season finale, nor swept in Miami at any point in the season. But none of that will matter on Friday in Oakland, when the division series rolls around....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Who really knows whether New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had a legitimate gripe when he called out Orioles coach Bobby Dickerson for allegedly stealing signs on Monday night, but thanks to Buck Showalter's mad dash onto the field at the end of the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The early 1950s was a golden era of baseball. The epicenter was New York City.
Might Los Angeles be poised for the same?
Will the presence of Mike Trout with the Angels and Yasiel Puig with the Dodgers reprise the wonder days of Mickey Mantle and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:30 PM
As the Dodgers sprint toward the postseason, their president still can't forget the guy who stopped running.
It was the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Stan Kasten's Atlanta Braves were locked in a scoreless tie with the host Minnesota...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:40 PM
The chair on which General Manager Ned Colletti sits, night after night, at Dodgers home games, once came with a very high temperature. Now, the hot seat is more like a throne.
Colletti has lasted, persevered. He has gone over Niagara Falls in a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:53 AM
Stephen Colbert joins Hall of Fame honorary advisory board
The National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis announced that Stephen Colbert has joined the National Sailing Hall Of Fame Honorary Advisory Board. The political satirist, writer,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Tigers (1): Victor Martinez has been a beast in the second half, hitting .371 with a .945 OPS. The Rays' Wil Myers (.385) is the only AL hitter with a higher average.
2. Dodgers (2): No wonder Don Mattingly...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This is the first time since its inception in 1996 that the Big 12 is not represented in the top ten of the Associated Press poll. It’s also the first time ever that Oklahoma State has started a season ranked ahead of the University of Oklahoma....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Don't even try to defend the money. The money for Jacoby Ellsbury is stupid. The money is insane.
And believe this much. There will be a Christmas Eve in, oh, 2020 when Hank and Hal Steinbrenner will be visited by the apparition of dear old dad. Boss...
| Aug 17, 2013
Watching the press conference to announce the firing of Charlie Manuel on Friday afternoon, hundreds of Phillies fans were probably fighting back tears as much as Ruben Amaro Jr.
Manuel was not only the winningest manager in team history, but probably...