| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of Alex Rodriguez: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.
Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch during Monday's game, and called on Major League...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at -- and eventually hitting -- Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, who was ejected after heatedly...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster is nothing if not persistent, taking more than one attempt before giving Red Sox fans what they apparently wanted to see Sunday -- controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez getting nailed by a pitch.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Me, I’d have traded Matt Garza after the first inning in Pittsburgh when he survived a one-out walk and got a magnificent catch from Julio Borbon.
Or I might’ve cut the deal to send Garza to (your rotation here) after the second inning...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:43 PM
MESA, Ariz. — A persistent father leaned into the Cubs dugout Tuesday at Hohokam Stadium to get Theo Epstein's attention.
For several minutes in excruciating detail, the man asked Epstein's advice in dealing with a son struggling to make his...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Texas is 12-2 its last 14 games after allowing 2 runs or less the previous game. The Rangers are 13-5 their last 18...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am an unapologetic White Sox fan. At one point in time, I owned T-shirts and jerseys professing my love for the South Siders. That love was tested when I moved to the North Side.
I responded to a Craigslist ad about...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:12 PM
MINNEAPOLIS— David Ortiz insists he isn’t trying to do anything special to show the Minnesota Twins they made a big mistake by letting him go in 2002.
It just looks that way every time he crushes another ball into the Target Field seats. ...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:52 PM
MESA, Ariz. — There are 62 players in Cubs camp this spring, and every one of them has a story.
But as in almost every camp in Arizona and Florida, a few players fit into the same basic profile: the unknown prospect trying to open some eyes, the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:56 PM
BOSTON (AP) — If Joel Hanrahan can do for the Boston Red Sox what he did against them, they should be very happy with their new closer.
In the first of his two All-Star seasons, the right-hander posted back-to-back saves for the Pittsburgh...