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Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome. You don't have to be a...
There are some things that can be bought. A space flight. The chance to be cryogenically frozen. Or maybe just some of the simpler things, like a 12-cylinder Ferrari Testarossa, beachfront property in Turks and Caicos or one of the socks Curt...
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...
Groller's CornerIt's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
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....
From high school students to millionaire athletes, cheating has always been around. But 2012 saw a string of high-profile cases that brought cheating into the public eye and could even be making it more socially acceptable. Lance Armstrong's doping...
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A reputation is a bad thing to lose. Just ask Manti Te'o. While the Notre Dame icon reels under the weight of a strange soap opera, it is becoming clear he was the highly naive victim in one of the most bizarre, most cruel hoaxes ever played. The...
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'...
Tags: Ryan Dempster, Nick Swisher, Jose Reyes, Randy Wolf, Joe Girardi
Will we ever see the Giants coming? The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
As spring training dawned in 2009, Alex Rodriguez faced the cameras and confessed to his use of performance-enhancing substances from 2001 to 2003. “My mistake … I was immature and I was stupid,” he said then. Yet that very same...
Chicago Tribune reporterThe White Sox have added a few players in the last week to play key bench roles. They re-signed Dewayne Wise to be the fourth outfielder, Steve Tolleson to play a infield/outfield utility position, and added a left-hand hitting minor league hitting...
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it will begin in-season blood-testing for human growth hormone and additional testing for testosterone this year. Batting leader Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics pitcher...
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