| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:26 AM
YOUR MORNING PHIL: Plantains, all-WBC, Maddon
Talking baseball while wondering if anyone remembers where to find Tru TV:
1. Fernando Rodney is the Dominican Republic’s magic man, appearing in all seven of the Dominicans’ wins, to the concern...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Four more innings. That's all Hanley Ramirez had to get through before the Dominican Republic could return him to the Dodgers in working condition.
But Ramirez tore ligaments in his right thumb diving for a ball in Tuesday night's World Baseball Classic...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
MIAMI — One victory away from San Francisco, three away from the championship they covet, the celebration has started early for Robinson Cano and his decorated teammates from the Dominican Republic.
Not the party, however.
That was in the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirteen players and coaches have worn No. 56 for the Cubs. Could Mark Buehrle one day become the 14th?
"What if?'' Buehrle said on a sunny Wednesday in the visiting clubhouse at McKechnie Field. I had asked him what would have...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
The first time came when Cano, semi-fooled by a Brandon Morrow pitch, still managed to turn it into one of those short-...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
How To Ruin A Franchise, Step 41: Write a full-page letter in the newspapers blaming the media, attendance, general ignorance – anyone but yourself! – for your decaying franchise a year after a publicly-funded stadium was built.
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Feb 16, 2013
— Across the state, Jose Reyes said Friday that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told him to buy a house in Miami two days before trading him, said he hasn't talked to Loria since, and then said what everyone does about this season.
"I feel sorry for...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected.
But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
It looks like Albert Pujols is a Led Zeppelin fan since he’s “Going to California”. Pujols agreed to a 10 year, $250-260 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Southern...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Bernie Madoff, meet Ruben Tejada.
Ruben Tejada, meet Bernie Madoff.
Mets fans, meet your future until your swindled owner, Fred Wilpon, is replaced by someone who has the financial might Wilpon had when he and Nelson Doubleday bought the team from...