| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:17 AM
This was never going to be a “Wow!’’ hire.
In fact, if the Cubs indeed sign Dale Sveum, then the hire is more “Who?’’ than “Wow!’’
The Cubs already made their “Wow!’’ hire. Theo...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Few baseball men are wiser than Joe Maddon. He proved it with this conclusion about the postseason viability of the White Sox after arriving in Chicago on Thursday.
"You just never know, man,'' the Rays manager said.
No, you don't. But you do know this:...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Bobby Valentine has a better guess where he'll be Thursday than the Yankees do.
Bobby V, who has posted fewer Vs than any Red Sox manager since Billy Herman in 1965, figures to be on the other end of a phone call summoning him to a meeting with the...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's a quick update on the Cubs search for manager, also known as Phase 2 of the offseason to-do list: Pete Mackanin, Dale Svuem, Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar Jr have all gone through the interview process. Current Texas Rangers pitching coach...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:32 PM
By KEN BELSON David Waldstein and Rob Gebeloff contributed reporting. c.2010 New York Times News Service A decade ago, even a casual baseball fan could name an all-star team's worth of players from Puerto Rico: Carlos Delgado at first base; Roberto Alomar...
| Aug 7, 2008
| 2:28 PM
Here's my problem with Konerko -- he doesn't try anything different. Same stance, same swing, same result. His bat looks a lot slower. Yet his stance still has the bat angled at 2 o'clock. Why not start with the bat at 12 o'clock to see if that speeds...
| Aug 3, 2008
| 7:34 PM
The White Sox were tossed out of first place Sunday, but they issued a warning and eventually got an apology as a consolation prize.
After a 14-3 blowout loss to the Royals, manager Ozzie Guillen expressed disbelief over the ejection of reliever D.J....
| Dec 29, 1996
The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 12:17 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The Red Sox and Cubs are expected to have a second face-to-face meeting with managerial candidate Dale Sveum at this week's general managers meetings.
Sveum is scheduled to meet Boston's ownership group Wednesday, and told the Milwaukee...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:50 PM
MILWAUKEE—Although he is being pursued by both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, it appears that Dale Sveum will remain the Milwaukee Brewers' hitting coach at least until next week.
Sveum is meeting face-to-face for a second time at the general...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 1:05 AM
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven, who won his big-league debut at age 19 for the 1970 Minnesota Twins, was...