| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:44 PM
BOSTON — Right down to that "giant booger" on Jon Lester's glove, matters had been more than a little goofy through the first 15 innings of the 2013 World Series.
We had some Cardinals minor league pitcher tweeting about Lester doctoring the...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:49 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay’s ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:48 AM
It appears we have another baseball controversy.
Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night was decided on a controversial call which allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to plate the winning run in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:46 PM
ST. LOUIS — They went down the line. Third base umpire Jim Joyce, crew chief John Hirschbeck, home plate umpire Dana DeMuth, each of them considered the question.
Had they ever seen any game, let alone a World Series game, end on such a play?...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 6:02 PM
ST. LOUIS — After pandemonium had broken out late Saturday night, Jake Peavy, angry, frustrated, lashed out at home plate umpire Dana DeMuth. The Red Sox starting pitcher in an unforgettable third game of the 2013 World Series wondered how DeMuth...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When Moutza of the Month comes around, there aren't enough digits on the hands of my loyal readers to handle all the possibilities.
"So many candidates, so few fingers and thumbs," wrote Gail J. in making her nominations for the October Moutza of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:32 PM
There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat.
When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Houston 6 dic (EFE).- Los veteranos peloteros, el dominicano Rafael Furcal, y el cubano José Contreras consiguieron acuerdos con los Marlins de Miami y los Vigilantes de Texas, respectivamente, para jugar la próxima temporada en el béisbol de las...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:37 PM
BOSTON — Maybe it was the 90-degree heat, and we're not only talking about Hiroki Kuroda's fastball here. Maybe we can blame some of this stuff on the final day of an oppressive heat wave.
Makes people do crazy things.
Makes people do things...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:34 PM
BOSTON -- The Angels took a walk on the wild side of Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales, using four free passes -- two with the bases loaded -- to break open a close game Saturday with four seventh-inning runs en route to a 9-5 victory in the first game of...