| May 29, 2014
| 8:49 AM
When Manny Ramirez was with the Boston Red Sox in 2004, he once went up to the team's traveling secretary, Jack McCormick, and asked for 16 tickets to a game. McCormick told him it was too late to fulfill such a request, angering Ramirez, who yelled at...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves."
— David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Baseball icon Don Zimmer died Wednesday night at age 83. If you're like me, despite all the memorable things he did in his career as a player, coach and manager, one thing leaps to mind: the time he picked a fight with Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:29 PM
There was nothing surprising about Don Mattingly's recent criticism of the Dodgers, other than perhaps the decision to use an obscenity to describe the team.
Mattingly tried something like this early last year, when the Dodgers were playing even worse...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When Manny Ramirez shows up to join his Triple-A Iowa teammates, Ryan Sweeney believes the controversial slugger will provide the young hitters with plenty of help as a player-coach.
"He was telling me different stuff," said...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:54 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — While Kris Bryant continues to turn heads in his climb through the Cubs' system, the wait for Jorge Soler goes on.
Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal on June 30, 2012 and given a spot on 40-man roster, the Cuban outfielder...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Jan 5, 2014
Mike Mussina belongs in the Hall of Fame.
He won't get there this year, when voting is announced on Wednesday. He won't get there next year. But he will eventually make it to Cooperstown and he's deserving.
I'm biased. I covered a lot of his starts...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Lois Peralta's Mustang GT is Dodger blue. That's also the color she paints her toenails for each game.
When the Dodgers lose, she wipes the polish off and starts over. Fresh toenails equal a fresh start for her team.
Ritual is everywhere in baseball...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
| Jan 14, 2013
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words.
“Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:54 PM
(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:
Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major...