| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:30 PM
The main element of my Friday newspaper column is a look at SNY's new Mets studio team of Bob Ojeda and Chris Carlin. You can read about that here if you are interested. Due to a technical glitch, the other......
| Apr 9, 2009
| 4:30 PM
This is interesting: MLB Network announced it has added a Saturday night game of the week in addition to its previously announced Thursday night games. The games primarily will be simulcasts of local productions, including local announcers, and will be......
| Jul 15, 2009
| 4:30 PM
At the end of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's time questioning Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the Minnesota Democrat became the latest interrogator to bring up Sotomayor's love of baseball. "Did you have a chance to watch the All-Star game last......
| Jun 6, 2014
In the middle of a pitching lesson the other day in Bourbonnais, a young boy turned the tables when he critiqued instructor Kris Honel.
"You look like Chris Sale,'' the kid told Honel.
Oh, how the White Sox wish that had been true on the mound.
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward.
Everyone loves Joe Mauer, don't they? But business is business, and the hometown icon has...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:45 PM
No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.
Years from now, Brewers fans should remember this. Don't blame Ryan Braun for his contract.
That one's on owner Mark Attanasio, and to a lesser degree his general...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.
If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:30 PM
As the Dodgers sprint toward the postseason, their president still can't forget the guy who stopped running.
It was the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Stan Kasten's Atlanta Braves were locked in a scoreless tie with the host Minnesota...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:17 PM
They are "Ruthless People," these Dodgers. Nasty enough to "Throw Momma From The Train." So relentless you would think they were "Twins."
Good enough, even, to provide one more starring role for Danny DeVito.
It happened earlier this week at Chavez...