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  • Baseball Hall of Fame

     
    I'm several weeks away from entering my own Hall of Fame season, where I begin accepting nominations to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. I've never had a year in which no one was inducted. Then......
  • “Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.” has baseball great stepping up to the reality-show plate

     
    A lot of people view Pete Rose these days with a mixture of anger and pity. Anger that his long-ago sin of betting on baseball games still keeps the sport's all-time hit king out of the Hall of Fame, and pity at the sad caricature they think he's become....
  • DARIN RUF RETURNING TO READING ...

     
    OK, made you look. No, Darin Ruf's not returning to Reading as a player - the Phillies have much bigger hopes for last year's Eastern League MVP. But the young slugger will be one of the featured guests at the Phillies Winiter Banquet at Reading's...
  • Don't hold back on baseball asterisks

    Don't hold back on baseball asterisks
    It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present. Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
  • Sammy Sosa hosting a webcast today at noon

    Sammy Sosa hosting a webcast today at noon
    He hit 609 home runs and created one grand slam of a Pinterest page. Now, former Cub Sammy Sosa wants to answer any and all questions that you might have. Sosa announced on his Facebook page that he’ll be hosting a live webcast today at noon,...
  • If the phone doesn't ring, Sammy, it's the Cubs

    If the phone doesn't ring, Sammy, it's the Cubs
    Sammy Sosa said during a video website interview that he thinks the Cubs should retire his number. This comes after another year in which the Cubs retired Sosa from their annual fan convention. But still, the Sosa question persists like an infection...
  • Video: Sammy Sosa losing grip on reality

    Video: Sammy Sosa losing grip on reality
    Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom on Sammy Sosa's Ustream video interview. (Posted: Jan 24, 2013)
  • Talking up Thomas and Maddux while slapping down Sosa

    Talking up Thomas and Maddux while slapping down Sosa
    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...
  • Video: 'Chicago saved from Sammy Sosa shame'

    Video: 'Chicago saved from Sammy Sosa shame'
    Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom on future Chicago baseball player candidates for the Hall of Fame. (Posted: Jan 11, 2013)
  • 'Sosa's not getting into the Hall of Fame'

     'Sosa's not getting into the Hall of Fame'
    Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom on why he thinks Sammy Sosa will not be admitted into the Hall of Fame. (Posted: Nov 29, 2012)
  • 99 problems, Cubs-style

    99 problems, Cubs-style
    The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
  • Steinberg: A new MLB story

    There is no joy in So Cal. The mighty Angels and Dodgers have struck out. Artie Moreno broke the bank signing slugger Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson in the offseason. He funded a powerful lineup of hitters. But oh the pitching was a disaster. The Dodgers...