| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:27 PM
John Wooden is back. Not soon enough, in this me-first, Black Mamba world riddled with ego and hubris. Wooden's glory grows with each passing year, and every time Jonathan Vilma appeals his NFL case, or Lance Armstrong insists it's all a set-up. With...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
WEST HARTFORD — If a St. Louis Cardinals fan died and went to Redbird heaven, chances are strong it would look exactly like the basement of Mel Roder's home on Avon Mountain.
When Roder invited us over to take a look at what he called his Cardinals...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Depeche Mode. The New York Yankees. And chickens. Not every political column will give you such variety. But this is Florida, where we do strange the way Georgia does peanuts. So welcome to the latest edition of the Friday Files.
•A long way from...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:46 AM
For those of you scoring at home, that was eight runs, seven hits, two walks and two errors.
In just the fourth inning.
Leave it to the White Sox to out-disaster this season’s disaster.
The Sox waited through a long rain delay, then took to...
| Aug 10, 2013
Opinions are like, well, opinions are like camera phones. Everybody has one and all 46,545 fans at Yankee Stadium seemed to break them out at 8:15 p.m. Friday for a photo of Alex Rodriguez as he walked to home plate in the Bronx for the first time in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Huff. Miller. Marshall.
No, not Sam Huff, Dennis Miller and Jim Marshall.
David Huff. Jim Miller. Brett Marshall.
Clinging desperately to the shreds known as their wild-card hopes, the Yankees and Joe Girardi did only what Phil Hughes, Joba...
| Oct 15, 2012
NEW YORK — In the backs of their minds, the Yankees knew this day was coming. They've known it for a long time and viewed it with the kind of dread we normally reserve for old age, increased taxes and the occasional basement flood.
| Jan 26, 2013
| 3:28 PM
If they hadn't been able to hit a baseball, Paul and Lloyd Waner probably would have made their living in cotton in their hometown, just east of Oklahoma City. But, man, could those guys hit.
Lloyd, known as Little Poison, hit .316 for his career...