| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
So much can go wrong. Can't-miss guys miss all the time. But suspend your skepticism, excuse some rough edges and Javier Baez's ascending arc screams what Cubs fans have been saying forever — wait till next year.
He is what baseball fans dream...
| Apr 16, 2013
Quaint ballparks are cool, no question about it. But they don't win championships.
That's why the Yankees did an ugly overhaul on the House That Ruth built in the mid-1970s and scrapped the original Yankee Stadium altogether five seasons ago. It's why...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:37 PM
NEW YORK — Note to the truly naive: Another baseball slugger is going to get caught messing with his testosterone level or buying bull semen off the Internet, probably sooner than later.
When it happens, his reputation will be thrown into the...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Athletes carry many labels.
They are considered heroes, role models and idols.
They are called gladiators, warriors and — in some circles — prima donnas.
They are categorized as stars, utility or role players.
But when it comes down to it,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:59 PM
10 a.m. Baseball: April 2005: Phoebus vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48
Noon Soccer: MLS: Chicago at Houston (d.).--CSN
Noon Basketball: Jan. 2005: Phoebus girls vs. Hampton.-- LSC 48
1:30 p.m. Football: Oct. 2004: Hampton vs. Phoebus.-- LSC 48
4 p.m. ...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' 20-year-old rookie sensation who fled Fidel Castro's Cuba as a teenager, gave the baseball world its first glimpse at his live right arm in a five-inning outing April 7 at Citi Field in New York.
A week from...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Success in major league sports is a fragile thing.
Pirates fans know this to be true. They have two decades of abysmal play to reference.
It would be foolish for Pittsburgh management to meddle too much with the talent base now that success...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history.
Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...
| Mar 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — He was 18 when he signed his first contract, 22 when he made his big league debut, 23 when he played in his first All-Star Game and 27 for his first World Series. He's 30 now and as the Most Valuable Player of the World Baseball...
| May 28, 2013
1. Cardinals (2): They haven't lost a series in May, with a win over Clayton Kershaw on Sunday their latest achievement. Their pitching depth is being tested, but they still have Michael Wacha in the wings. That's impressive.
2. Tigers (4): Miguel...