| May 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It all started with my dad two weeks ago when he turned 90.
On Friday, my uncle turned 75. Then a cousin turned 60 Saturday. This week, another cousin turned 50.
Believe it or not, the Papendick family is aging right before my eyes.
I have a long-...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Alex Rodriguez gave Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-3.
A-Rod snapped a 52 at-...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:51 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Front office staffers in charge of amateur scouting and player development, such as Marti Wolever and Joe Jordan, spend more time sleeping in hotels than their own bedrooms. Scouts find themselves in uncomfortable ball park seats...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, Derek Jeter had two hits and Phil Hughes pitched six innings to win his fourth straight start, and the New York Yankees won their seventh game in a row, beating the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday night.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:18 PM
They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards.
But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch?
Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while.
And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times.
Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
— Joe Girardi sat there Sunday at Yankee Stadium, rubbing his head, considering Eduardo Nunez, considering Derek Jeter, considering Rafael Soriano's 40 saves after Mariano Rivera was lost. And then the Yankees manager, who doesn't smile enough,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:46 PM
1. Rangers (3): No question that this is the deepest pitching staff — starters and bullpen — in the American League. Ron Washington and Mike Maddux are turning Koji Uehara into another weapon for the middle innings.
2. Nationals (1): Dropped...
| Sep 23, 2012
Ozzie Guillen is getting what he asked for when he left one of the most loyal owners in sports to work for one of the quirkiest. His job is in jeopardy only one season into a four-year deal, and few will be sad if he is swept out alongside longtime player...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.
Nik Turley (La Cañada Flintridge native) starting pitcher, Trenton Thunder: Needing to win to keep their hopes of an Eastern League Championship alive, the Thunder turned...
| Aug 21, 2012
If a shortstop can do it, Derek Jeter has done it.
Well, with one exception. He never has received the honor that was bestowed on his teammate Alex Rodriguez back in 2003, when Rodriguez was with the last-place Rangers.
That's the same honor that went...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - Carl Pavano quieted an unfriendly Yankee Stadium crowd with seven solid innings, Justin Morneau played in the field for the first time this season and hit a long homer, and the Minnesota Twins earned a rare victory in New York, 7-3 on Monday...