| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Cabrera vs. Trout II
In the great Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout most-valuable-player debate of 2012, the Trout loyalists most often cited Trout's dominance in WAR — the "wins above replacement" statistic that purports to distill production into...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Miguel Tejada, a veteran infielder for the Kansas City Royals, has been suspended 105 games for repeated use of amphetamines, Major League Baseball announced Saturday.
Tejada, who did not play in the majors last season, twice tested positive this season...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Blake Griffin loves that the Clippers have championship expectations this season.
"We embrace it," Griffin said Monday at Clippers media day. "We have higher expectations for ourselves than anybody else.... We don't have any championships. That's the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Never mind the crocuses in bloom or the red red robin bobbin' along. In our house, the first harbingers of spring are the Angels ticket offers filling our email boxes.
That time has come and with it the most important question of the coming season:...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Andrew McCutchen envisioned telling the world how much he loved his girlfriend from the top of the highest mountain.
He also thought he might do it with a voice as loud as a lion's roar ... times a billion! Now that's loud.
When those two options...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Carlos Delgado didn't retire as a Toronto Blue Jay. But he'll forever be remembered as one after the franchise inducts him into its Level of Excellence on Sunday before the team's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Delgado will be the 10th member of the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Ryan Braun's former high school baseball coach at Granada Hills, Steve Thompson, said Monday he was "disappointed he did do it," referring to Braun's acknowledgment he had violated Major League Baseball's basic agreement and its joint drug prevention...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Garry Maddox had the responsibility of covering more than just center field when he played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986.
With plodding left fielders such as Greg Luzinski and a stable of marginal defensive right fielders during that time, Maddox...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The date will live in infamy in my house: July 30, 2006.
I sat with my wife, not yet the Phillies beat writer, in the Sunday season ticket location we've had since Citizens Bank Park opened two years earlier.
The Phillies were in the midst of...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
If you have bled Phillies red for decades, I guarantee there are two images forever etched in your mind:
• Tug McGraw's tossing of his glove after striking out the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson to end the 1980 World Series.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:44 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates have proved their staying power this season with top-flight pitching and strong performances by young position players, but the organization continued on Saturday to improve its lineup with the acquisition of left-handed slugger...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Dear Pat Haden, there's no rule that says that you can't fire a coach after a win. Lane Kiffin's offense is the albatross of his team. Kiffin's offense makes Mike Brown's Lakers offense look like Showtime. Please do Kiffin and the Trojan Nation a favor...