| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Barry Bonds has been dropping less-than-subtle hints these last few years. He wants to be invited back to the ballpark, wants to be reunited with his estranged family, wants to be wanted. As far as we know, he hasn't demanded his own lounge chair or...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
BRADENTON, Fla. Mark Melancon was busy during his trip to South Africa as an ambassador for Major League Baseball, putting in full days at camps instructing kids in the finer points of pitching, but he had some free time. What he saw during his...
| Jan 31, 2014
Twelve-year-old Easter Quillby's earliest memory of her father was watching him, from a distance, play baseball. When she was 9, Wade Chesterfield (she calls him "Wade," not "Dad") abandoned Easter, her younger sister Ruby, and their mom, Corinne. Three...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
"This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash; William Morrow (240 pages, $25.99)
How long does it take to write a novel? "A hack writer can tell," William Faulkner once said. "'As I Lay Dying' took six weeks. 'The Sound and The Fury' took three years."...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:05 PM
My 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris, Curt Schilling, Tim Raines and Edgar Martinez.
That means, for myriad reasons, no Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Siempre he sido uno de los pocos que considera a los peloteros sospechosos --o culpables-- del consumo de sustancias prohibidas antes de 2002 (cuando aún no existía una política anti esteroides en la pelota) como víctimas y no como villanos en este...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
As a grinning Frank Thomas signed "HOF" on a baseball next to his autograph for the first time Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field, it finally hit the best hitter in White Sox history just how indelible a mark he had left on the game.
"It's a gigantic...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Houston (EEUU), 9 ene (EFE).- Los seguidores de los Astros de Houston mostraron su frustración al ver como un año más, el exjugador del equipo Craig Biggio, todo un símbolo dentro de la franquicia volvió a quedar fuera de los elegidos para estar en el...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Two Chicago guys enter the Hall of Fame on the same day.
Hell may have frozen over, and we know Chicago already has. Congratulations to Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux. I loved watching "The Big Hurt" hit. A great line drive hitter who could go deep. And...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse.
What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time.
Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
| Oct 11, 2013
The first time I realized just how big a piece of Chicago lore Steve Bartman was going to hold was Halloween 2003, a few weeks after Game 6. I was in Bloomington, Ind., and every fifth person was dressed as Bartman. He was--and remains--iconic.
| Oct 16, 2013
Please forgive me, Steve Bartman.
It's been 10 years since that historic game at Wrigley, the scene of the greatest choke in the history of Cubs baseball. And of all of the people publicly associated with the Bartman Game, you were the most honorable....