| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:27 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It was a time for a talk, so Rich Dubee pulled Ethan Martin aside and offered words of encouragement.
Dubee, well aware of Martin's numbers — owner of a 6.90 ERA in seven starts since making his major league debut on Aug. 2...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Huff. Miller. Marshall.
No, not Sam Huff, Dennis Miller and Jim Marshall.
David Huff. Jim Miller. Brett Marshall.
Clinging desperately to the shreds known as their wild-card hopes, the Yankees and Joe Girardi did only what Phil Hughes, Joba...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:37 PM
NEW YORK — They don't have the pitching to pull this off. Sorry, Yankees fans.
Hiroki Kuroda has hit the wall. CC Sabathia did pitch somewhat better by his 2013 standards the other night to eek out a win over the White Sox, yet his 2013...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
BOSTON — Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA — I've heard the Phillies bullpen called many things this season, none of which were pleasant. Most, in fact, weren't even printable.
For the first five months of the year, many of those descriptions seemed justified. You didn't have...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Garry Maddox had the responsibility of covering more than just center field when he played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986.
With plodding left fielders such as Greg Luzinski and a stable of marginal defensive right fielders during that time, Maddox...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:25 PM
BOSTON — Brent Lillibridge, 29 and looking, oh, 19, shook his head in the cramped visiting Fenway clubhouse and smiled at the uncertainty of baseball.
"It's a crazy business," Lillibridge said.
Seconds later, the guy called up from Triple A on...
| Apr 10, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Plenty of the familiar No. 6 and No. 26 jerseys worn by first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley were on display in and around Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon.
The problem was that neither jersey was anywhere...
| Oct 4, 2012
This column is dedicated to the 42,473 who were at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night when the flame finally flickered out. You missed out.
Yes, we couch potatoes saw you, squirming and grimacing and putting your hands over your eyes as the drama churned...