| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
History, it has been said, is written by the winners.
But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today.
When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game.
The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:16 PM
JOPLIN, Mo -- It's been more than a year since a tornado devastated the community of Joplin. It left many without a home. Some residents still don't have a home.
Habitat for Humanity is trying to change that, and they are getting a little help from...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The brawl between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night was pretty eventful, as baseball fights go, with Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire taking on Arizona Manager Kirk Gibson and batting coach Matt Williams, Dodgers pitcher J.P....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Major League Baseball has revealed its scorecard for this week's brawl between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers have won in a knockout.
Both teams had pitchers who were clearly throwing at hitters, yet only the Diamondbacks lost...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:30 PM
It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present.
Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity.
The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:01 AM
So, I guess 12.5 percent of the Hall of Fame voters actually believed Sammy Sosa’s cockamamie Flintstones vitamins story.
But 87.5 percent believe he cheated, and the voters kept him out and will forever.
The amazing thing about the way the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad."
In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996.
"There's a lot of great players that were on...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:15 PM
When you think of Mark McGwire, you think of numbers, but not those numbers.
You don't think of 583 career homers, or 70 homers in 1998, or one homer in every 10.61 at-bats.
You think, instead, of 19.5.
That is the percentage of baseball Hall of Fame...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:25 PM
There is no joy in So Cal. The mighty Angels and Dodgers have struck out.
Artie Moreno broke the bank signing slugger Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson in the offseason. He funded a powerful lineup of hitters. But oh the pitching was a disaster. The Dodgers...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Yankee fans, including my wife, find it endearing and slightly pathetic that while they invoke the names of World Series-winning heroes to exalt their team's history — Ruth! Gehrig! DiMaggio! Reggie! Derek! — Cub fans grow dewy-eyed to...