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WatchdogFather's day note: NBC golf reporter Dottie Pepper's father, Don, played four games for the 1966 Tigers, going 0-for-3. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1968 with four other projected top rookies: Johnny Bench, Mike Torrez, Cisco......
Redskins Corner Hall released; Carriker's deal redone Forced to make moves to get below the NFL-mandated salary cap of $123 million, the Washington Redskins released cornerback DeAngelo Hall, restructured defensive end Adam Carriker's deal and...
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...
Pete Rose is a lot like Notre Dame football when it comes to polarization. Either you love Pete or you can't stand him. Either you admire his swagger, figuring that's what made him baseball's all-time hit king, or you consider him an arrogant, defiant...
Ann Marie Surovy is a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan still basking in the glow of the team's recent World Series sweep over the Tigers. Surovy is quite fond of Buster Posey, the Giants catcher and recently named National League MVP. But on...
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
Tags: Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Mark McGwire, Hank Aaron, Melky Cabrera
Vic Zodda still knows talent when he sees it. About three weeks shy of 90, this Peninsula baseball pioneer watched the hometown team Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium, and when Pilots catcher Chris Cowell uncorked a throw to second base, Zodda took...
Here, in the one place charged with immortalizing baseball's feats and achievements, the biggest record of them all doesn't seem to exist this weekend. Here, in the No Barry Zone, steroids are unimaginable and controversy nonexistent. Here, we choose...
Tags: Values, Harmon Killebrew, Hank Aaron, Baseball, Jim Palmer
Swamp Things - Gators Blog - Orlando SentinelThe season didn't end the way Mike Zunino wanted it to, but the Florida catcher added to his list of additional honors this week. Zunino was named the College Player of the Year by Baseball America, becoming the first Florida player to receive the honor,...
Groller's CornerWe've had this here on Groller's Corner earlier this year, but with it now being October and the Reds in the Major League Baseball playoffs, it's a good time to remind area sports fans that Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will be the keynote speaker...
Groller's CornerI did not get to ask any questions of Johnny Bench on Wednesday during his appearance in the Lehigh Valley. He had to leave immediately after his presentation at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Foglesville. By the time I got from my table to his,...
Swamp Things - Gators Blog - Orlando SentinelOMAHA, Neb. – Mike Zunino grabbed his iPhone to take a picture. On the back of the Dick Howser Trophy was his name, the first of a Florida player engraved on a gold plate on the award honoring college baseball's best player. For all his humility, it...
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