| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Had things gone the way Joe Hicks planned, he would have spent Monday flying home from Scotland after watching his son, who a decade ago was a child golfing prodigy, play in the British Open.
Instead, Hicks left his job as a longshoreman and made the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:22 PM
NEW YORK — Chris Nelson hit a solo home run to right-center field in the fourth inning and broke the game open with a grand slam to left field in the eighth Thursday, as the Angels avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Here we go again.
Thanks to a handful of words Theo Epstein didn't say the other day in Milwaukee, it's time for the semi-annual Joe Girardi Watch in the Chicago media and around Midwestern taverns. The default option as the next manager of the Cubs...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
The first time came when Cano, semi-fooled by a Brandon Morrow pitch, still managed to turn it into one of those short-...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Robinson Cano finally hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium, Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): It's safe to say that Ron Washington's hitters enjoyed their weekend in Houston — 24 runs overall and three homers in every game. Their assault on Philip Humber Saturday was vicious.
| May 14, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Buenas noticias para los Yankees de Nueva York: Curtis Granderson ha regresado al club.
El patrullero de los Mulos, que no había jugado en toda la temporada tras sufrir una lesión en el antebrazo derecho durante la primavera, fue reactivado el...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Previo al arranque de la temporada de 2012 lancé una maldición a los Angelinos de Los Angeles —y en particular a Albert Pujols— que aún sigue atormentando a los serafines y al slugger dominicano.
Entonces, un sábado 24 de diciembre de 2011...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer and made a long running catch to preserve a 3-2 victory for Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Pettitte (4-2) showed off his mastery of the Royals once more,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:17 PM
PHOENIX — I write this column with a headache. I went to a meeting of the SABR Analytics Conference here Thursday night. The throbbing may never stop.
SABR stands for Society for American Baseball Research. It is basically an organization that...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...