| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Half-baked Jake is back in all his half-bakedness …
News: The steroid-dripping Baseball Hall of Fame ballots are distributed. Views: After leaving the box unchecked twice, I'm voting for Killingworth's Jeff Bagwell. My fuller view of one of the...
| Mar 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — All things being equal …
Sorry, but, all things being equal, that is one of the most misleading phrases in the English language. All things are never equal. There always are advantages and disadvantages in life, and the best...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won the National League Cy Young award Wednesday night, finishing ahead of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
Dickey, 38, received 27 of 32 first-place votes to place him easily ahead of Kershaw and Washington Nationals left-...
| 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,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:18 PM
PHOENIX — Success hasn't come easily for R.A. Dickey. That might make him the perfect pitcher for the World Baseball Classic.
An event too many front office executives fear, too many top players avoid and too few American fans truly embrace has...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
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....
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Thirteen pitchers eligible to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic received points in Cy Young voting.
That, sports fans, should largely be the pitching staff for the team Joe Torre will manage.
Imagine a starting rotation of R.A. Dickey,...
| Oct 7, 2012
At the risk of messing with the sabermetric lobby, Mike Trout wasn't the biggest difference-maker in baseball this season.
No, this is not just another plug for Miguel Cabrera and calculations you can do in your head. It's actually an endorsement for...
| 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...