| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:01 AM
So, I guess 12.5 percent of the Hall of Fame voters actually believed Sammy Sosa’s cockamamie Flintstones vitamins story.
But 87.5 percent believe he cheated, and the voters kept him out and will forever.
The amazing thing about the way the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad."
In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996.
"There's a lot of great players that were on...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:10 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of prediabetes, a blood sugar elevation that can precede diabetes in adults, according to new research.
Swedish residents who ate food containing more than 59 grams --...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Ho, ho, ho.
If there ever was a year that we needed Santa, this is it. Of course I'm not really Santa, even though I do have the correct body type. But we can all help, right? So allow me to hand out presents to some folks we all know. Granted, some may...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Who is worthy?
The answer merits more than a...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:21 PM
First, my 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote:
1. Jack Morris
2. Curt Schilling
3. Craig Biggio
4. Jeff Bagwell
5. Mike Piazza
Second, my strong recommendation: Read the commentary titled "The Steroid Era Vote" by Howard Bryant on ESPN.com. The...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:11 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released Wednesday and the list of great players on it is so long that I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with mine when it arrives in the brown envelope from Cooperstown, N.Y.
I could frame it. I could return...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:27 PM
He was their M.V.P in 2012 and now he's back for 2013. On Tuesday the Wichita Wingnuts accounced that they have re-signed designated hitter John Rodriguez. Rodriguez hit .332 last year with 16 home runs and 81 RBI in 94 games played.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:41 AM
At its best it was magical for baseball.
… From the grace of DiMaggio, in a dark suit, tossing the ceremonial first pitch, to the triumphant leap of Counsel in Game 7, to the exultation of Pudge taking the hit and holding on to beat the Giants....
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...