| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A little background for this post is probably in order. On Friday, Sam1 and I went and took in a softball game at the park at the corner of Sheffiled, Lincoln and Wrightwood, right by where the old Hoagie Hut used to be. Full disclosure, the team we...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 10:30 PM
BURBANK — A mask with a baseball still lodged in the face guard that was used by one-eyed umpire Max McLeary; Ron Santo's partially burned toupee; the costume head of the San Diego Chicken and a box of balls with the forged signature of Mother...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:28 AM
NEW YORK (KTLA) -- Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter homered in his second at-bat Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Rays, making him the 28th player in Major League history -- and first player in pinstripes -- to join the exclusive 3,000-hit club.
Jeter hit a...
| Nov 14, 2010
| 7:56 AM
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- The bat Kirk Gibson hit his iconic home run with in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday.
Gibson's jersey from the same game went for $303,277.
The items were among the...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:01 PM
Ichiro Suzuki was back in the starting lineup on Tuesday night and blooped a single to center field in his first at-bat to lead off the game for his 2,500th hit since he came to U.S. and signed with the Mariners in 2001.
He also pounded out 1,278 hits...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:53 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp to an eight year deal worth $160 million, the richest player contract the Dodgers have ever signed, the team said on Friday.
Kemp, one of the favorites for the National...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:15 AM
It's not even 9 a.m. on an otherwise sleepy Atlanta Sunday in early summer, but already a healthy line is forming outside the yellow warehouse that houses Gallery 63 in the city's Buckhead neighborhood. As parking attendants wrangle the growing swell of...
| May 16, 2009
Golfer Bob Rosburg, who won the 1959 PGA Championship and later capitalized on his golfing skills as one of the first TV announcers to rove the course along with the players, died Thursday at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. He was 82....
| Jun 12, 2008
| 2:49 PM
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Am I the only who thinks last night's drilling of Alfonso Soriano stems from some lingering bad feelings that date all the way back to last season?
Remember this? Last June Soriano hit three homers in a...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Good afternoon everyone! Marc here to blog today???s day-night, split-ballpark Subway series doubleheader. Dan Giese (1-2, 0.64) will start Game 1 for the Yankees (42-36). In his last outing, he allowed three unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings on Saturday,......
| Feb 6, 2009
| 4:30 PM
ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......