| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:54 AM
It's fall, a good time for countdowns.
•Countdown: 53 days till Christmas.
•Countdown: 20 days till Thanksgiving.
•Countdown: 14 days until I put up Christmas decorations.
•Countdown: Seven columns to go.
| Oct 12, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most improbable, unbelievable throw by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith didn't even hit its intended target.
It came last Saturday before Game 1 of the National League division series between the San Francisco...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:25 PM
I'm playing hooky. It's Thursday around noon, and a column is due, but it's 1970 and I'm playing hooky.
I'm watching baseball. Gloriously sunny, rapturously dramatic, midweek playoff baseball. I'm sitting in my living room in the middle of the day...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:13 PM
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier recently got criticized for comments made on a radio show, but one of the great things about Spurrier is that he could not care less if you or I disagree with him. And in this case, despite what you think, he's right....
| Aug 26, 2012
There's only one thing to ask about what Larry Lucchino and the Red Sox front office have done to Theo Epstein's legacy in Boston:
Does he have to give back the two World Series rings?
Have you ever seen an airplane drop down low from the clouds and...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:53 PM
1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...
| Oct 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS — As the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, "No Albert, no Tony, no problem.''
With that in the public record, what's the big deal with a marathon rain delay?
It was no sweat for the Cardinals. Not much is these days.
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Can a playoff team vote an opponent a playoff share?
Can it tip the schedule maker?
We might find out this season if the White Sox edge the Indians for the American League Central title or finish just ahead of the Orioles for one of the two wild-card...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies finally amped up their campaign last week to get Carlos Ruiz to next month'sAll-Star game.
As part of their pre-game, clubhouse attire, players wore "Vote Chooch" shirts. Roy Halladay sported the shirt when played...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:01 PM
X Factor will be postponed until Tuesday evening due to the delay of the National League Championship Series.
Rainfall in St. Louis caused the Cardinals vs. Giants game to be postponed until 10 p.m.
Wednesday night’s X Factor will air in its...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:42 PM
ST. LOUIS — Six years.
That's how long it has been since Barry Zito has pitched the kind of game he's going to need Friday night, and he hasn't been cryogenically frozen in the interim. He has been getting older, losing velocity off his fastball...