| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Aug 11, 2013
The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only because it would have home-field advantage.
No team has been better the last couple of months than the Dodgers, who turned things around in...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Royals hit the All-Star break showing some cracks.
Kansas City staggered into baseball's unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- After cruising through Cleveland’s lineup for much of the evening, Kevin Correia finally made a mistake. With speedy Michael Bourn on base in the sixth, Correia ‘‘got a little quick’’ and left a pitch up in the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:41 PM
No strong team needs relief pitching more than the Tigers. No reliever is hotter than Jesse Crain.
Don't be shocked if Crain is closing games against the White Sox when the teams meet in Detroit before the All-Star break.
When general manager Rick...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how the Blackhawks can overcome the Patrice Bergeron face-off factor.
1. The White Sox don’t play the Tigers until July. Could Jesse Crain be closing games against his old team when the teams meet in Detroit before...
| May 26, 2013
Lou Piniella was probably sipping a cocktail somewhere Saturday night after watching baseball.
Mike Keenan likely was already preparing for his new job as coach of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia.
Robin Ventura was keeping an even keel a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday.
The Royals, who limped into the All-Star break with five consecutive defeats, went 5-2 on the homestand against...