| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can sell out Soldier Field.
1. Don Cooper will be the happiest man at U.S. Cellular on Friday, when he’s officially back to work after a bout with diverticulitis.
In one more cruel twist, however,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Everyone knows the Mets need more than just Matt Harvey on the mound. So when Dillon Gee finally pitched Sunday, he wasn’t the only one smiling in the clubhouse.
Gee earned his first victory of the season, John Buck hit his seventh home run and New...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
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'...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Will the third time be the charm for the World Baseball Classic?
Not if the underwhelming U.S. roster is any indication.
While many of Commissioner Bud Selig's innovations have enjoyed immediate success — especially expanded playoffs and...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:17 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
Buck became only the fourth...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:39 PM
After finding out Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break, R.A. Dickey won his first game for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The NL Cy Young Award winner allowed one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings Saturday night, and Jose Bautista backed...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
The first time came when Cano, semi-fooled by a Brandon Morrow pitch, still managed to turn it into one of those short-...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Josh Hamilton? Are you kidding me?
Nobody makes a surprise splash like the Angels, but this was a flying cannonball into the middle of a Southern California pool that had been awash in Dodger blue.
Nobody breaks down the door in the middle of the...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:25 PM
And you thought a blowout in the All-Star Game would mean less interest. Think again. The All-Star Game on FOX generated an increase in overnight TV ratings and won the night in prime time despite an 8-0 blowout by the......