| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Steve Susdorf spent five days in the major leagues before being designated for assignment on Tuesday. Ask any Phillies fan about him, and chances are the only thing they remember of him was his eighth-ining muff in left field on Sunday in Detroit. "I know...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It took L.J. Hoes a roundabout way to get to from Triple-A Norfolk to Baltimore this weekend, but the outfielder eventually made it to the Orioles to make his first major league start.
Hoes left Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday evening with the goal to make...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:31 PM
When Chris Tillman was struggling in past years, when he was yo-yoing between Triple-A and the majors and perhaps falling out of favor with the organization's decision makers, the Orioles right-hander never made excuses, always putting the blame on...
| Jul 24, 2013
In a recent television interview, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino said "y'know" 72 times in three minutes.
In a way it was refreshing to hear that long-infuriating verbal crutch resurrected with such gusto, because "y'know" has been largely...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:09 PM
BOSTON -- Fifth starter Felix Doubront, another major factor in the Red Sox surprising 2013 turnaround, did it again Friday night.
The left-hander who hasn't lost since June 8, won his third straight start combining with three relievers on a five-hitter...
| 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...
| 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...