| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:19 PM
No. 11 Cardinals: 20th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Red Sox.
The NFL has gone to bed for its six-month nap, leaving an over-under-loving society in a state of withdrawal. But all is not lost.
You can apply that betting concept...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.
One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
| Feb 19, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Bryce Harper isn't looking to get a little more experience and then go back to the Eastern League. He's coming to spring training planning to leave Florida on the Nationals' flight to Chicago, where they will open the season.
And in Harper's mind, and...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Before they went upscale at Target Field, the word that best described the Twins varied according to whether they made the playoffs. They were efficient in the good years, cheap in the other ones.
The cost of everything has soared post-Metrodome,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Dear Dodgers fans, let me just say that interviewing you in the first inning is a far different experience from speaking to you in the sixth, when that icy concoction you've been slurping completely Novocains your mouth and you almost swallow your tongue....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
BOSTON — He loves the ballpark again. Not Fenway or Yankee Stadium or Progressive Field specifically — Terry Francona loves them all again.
"I get there absurdly early," he said Thursday. "I stay there absurdly late. I have no perspective."...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Is anything cooler than tennis' electronic replay system?
A player who isn't sure about a line call raises a finger immediately after the call. The chair umpire announces the challenge, and the Hawk-Eye animation system appears on a nearby video...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): It's safe to say that Ron Washington's hitters enjoyed their weekend in Houston — 24 runs overall and three homers in every game. Their assault on Philip Humber Saturday was vicious.
| May 7, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Almost 10 years. That's how long it has been since the Cubs beat the Cardinals in a series that mattered, not that St. Louis fans would remember it.
When Dusty Baker's 2003 team took four out of five from the Cardinals in a four-day September war that...